Weebill

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Common Name: Weebill
Scientific Name: Smicrornis brevirostris

Size: 3 – 3 ½ inches (8-9 cm)

Habitat: Australia; found in woodlands and forests throughout mainland Australia. The Weebill inhabits almost any wooded area, with the exception of the wettest forests, but favours open eucalypt forests. It spends most of its time in the canopy, in pairs or small groups. The birds stay in the same area throughout the year.

Status: Least Concern. Global population: Unknown.

Diet: Mostly insects and larvae

Nesting: Breeding season starts in July and May, with some variations throughout range. The Weebill's nest is a neatly woven dome, made from grasses and other fine vegetation. It has a narrow spout-like entrance towards the top. The interior of the nest is lined with feathers and soft vegetable matter. The female alone incubates the eggs, but both parents care for the young birds. 2 to 3 eggs are laid, incubating for 12 days.

Cool Facts: Weebills are some of Australia's smallest birds, with northern Australian Weebills even smaller than those in the south.


Found in Songbird ReMix Australia Volume I

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