Acanthiza murina (Papuan thornbill) is small, pale-eyed drab thornbill. Head and upperparts are brownish-olive, forehead indistinctly mottled lighter (feathers having dark tips and pale bases); cheek and side of throat mottled light (salt-and-pepper effect), often quite dark-looking lores and ear-coverts; remiges edged pale, with darker centres of tertials; tail with broad blackish subterminal band and pale greyish to whitish tip; dingy pale greyish below, sometimes with buffy wash on underparts; iris whitish to yellowish; bill black or dark brown, pale base of lower madible; legs variably black, dark brown or light brown, sometimes with yellow on soles.(Hoyo 2007)
- Hoyo, J.O., Elliott A.& Christie D. (eds.) 2007: Handbook of Birds of the World, Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. 845 pages
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