Small Songbirds Down Under

on August 23, 2022

This week, we head to the coasts of Australia, looking for small songbirds.


Rufous Bristlebird
Francesco Veronesi from Italy, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Learn more about bristlebirds as Professor Barry Mins studies kinds that may have been on the Ark.

  1. These small songbirds can be found in _________.
  2. This kind is threatened by Australia’s susceptibility to ________.
  3. These birds tend to be _____ enough to flee fire-threatened areas.
  4. Recolonization after a fire depends on how long it takes for the _______ to become suitable for them.
  5. These birds are ___________.
  6. They prefer to live in denser vegetation with at least some ______ height.
  7. There are only _____ species in this kind.
  8. This week’s kind is the Dasyornithidae—the ___________ kind.
  9. They love to eat ____ and beetles but will eat most insects.
  10. They also eat other terrestrial _____________.

Word Bank

  • Ants
  • Australia
  • Bristlebird
  • Canopy
  • Habitat
  • Invertebrates
  • Smart
  • Territorial
  • Three
  • Wildfire
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