Yellow-rumped ThornbillScientific name: Acanthiza chrysorrhoa

Meaning of name: Acanthiza is from the Greek words acantheon, meaning thorny brake, and zao, meaning I live. Chrysorrhoa is from the Greek words chrysos, meaning golden, and orrhos, meaning tail.

Aboriginal name: Djidbot (chee’bawt)

Distribution: Widespread across southern areas of Australia.

Description: Up to 12 centimetres long with a 19 centimetres wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 92 km. The oldest bird recorded was recovered 13 years 1.2 months after being banded (information as at 21 June 2012).

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

What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

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

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme