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Striated Fieldwren

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Common name
Striated Fieldwren
Scientific name
Calamanthus fuliginosus
Size – beak to tail
13 – 14 cm
Wing span
Birds of the Bluff
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Where to find
It prefers saltmarsh or the coastal heath and dune vegetation.
Description

The brownish plumage has bold dark streaks on both the back and chest of the bird. It prefers saltmarsh or the coastal heath and dune vegetation.

A Striated Fieldwren will  perch at the top of a bush with the tail cocked vertically singing loudly to proclaim its territory. The song is loud for such a small bird. Usually feeds on insects but may eat seeds.

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