Habitat: Forest, Rainforest


The Tasmanian Scrubwren prefers areas with dense vegetation, such as rainforests and other forest areas with moist gullies. It is usually seen on or close to the ground.


The Tasmanian Scrubwren is known as the alarm bird of the Tasmanian scrub, as it is the first to signal danger with its scolding alarm call.


Tasmanian Scrubwrens usually eat insects, but occasionally eat seeds. They often forage in pairs.


The nest of the Tasmanian Scrubwren is located on or close to the ground in thick vegetation. The nest is domed or nearly spherical with a rounded side entrance. It is made of bark, grass and moss and softly lined with feathers or fur. The eggs are pale purple with brown spots at the base.