Little GrassbirdScientific name: Megalurus gramineus

Meaning of name: Megalurus is from the Greek words megas, meaning large, and ura, meaning tail. Gramineus is a Latin word meaning grassy.

Distribution: Widespread in southwestern and southeastern parts of Australia. Scattered occurrences elsewhere.

Description: Up to 15cm long with a 17cm wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 2 km. The oldest bird recorded was still alive when its band was read in January 1989, 3 years 3.4 months after being banded (information as at 26 February 2018).

The photographs for this species were not taken in the reserves of interest to the FQPB.

References: Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.

What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme