drab brown plumage; white eyespot/stripe; red iris (Australia; 2006-07-02)

Brown Gerygone
Gerygone mouki

Native Range: Australia

Notes: the Australasian warbler family (Acanthizidae) to which this species belongs is a large taxonomic group of small and mostly drab insectivorous birds that superficially resemble (but are not evolutionarily related to) Old World warblers (family Sylviidae).

diminutive body size; mostly nondescript plumage (Australia; 2006-07-02)

note pale breast and whitish spot before the eye (Australia; 2006-07-02)