White-browed ScrubwrenScientific name: Sericornis frontalis

Meaning of name: Sericornis is from the Greek words sericis, meaning silken, and ornis, meaning bird. Frontalis is from the Latin word frontatus, meaning with conspicuous forehead.

Aboriginal name: Binkimom (been’kee’mawm).

Distribution: Found in near coastal areas in the west, south and east of Australia.

Description: Up to 12.5cm long with a 16.5cm wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 224 km. The oldest bird recorded was still alive when its band was read in August 2001, 17 years 7.1 months after being banded (information as at 21 June 2012).

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

References: What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

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

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2  http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/76-publications-and-resources/103-conservation-science-wa-journal

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/science/abbbs/abbbs-search.html