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Superb Fairy Wren

Malurus cyaneus


Spotting 3500 - The one bird I most wanted to see in Aus. The fairy wren is a small brightly colored and rather cheeky bird found in Eastern Australia from Qld to SA. Commonly found in thickets of scrub


12 apostles national park


I heard it before I saw it and thought it sounded wrenlike and thus had to hunt it down. Of course, it popped out to tease me and then disappeared. In the end we got many nice views of this active little bird.

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Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 8 months ago

What a great way to celebrate 3500, Karen! Well done with this spotting.

KarenSaxton 8 months ago

Thank you all. Neil, I cannot help but be jealous of anyone who sees these on a regular basis

SarahWhitt 8 months ago

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BIRD!! Congrats on #3500!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 months ago

A lovely spotting, Karen. I love these wrens. Congrats on an awesome milestone.

triggsturner 8 months ago

Wow! Huge milestone. Well done Karen and what a great little bird to achieve it with.

SukanyaDatta 8 months ago

3500...that's a great milestone. Congrats, Karen.

DanielePralong 8 months ago

Congratulations Karen!

KarenSaxton 8 months ago

Thank you!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 8 months ago

Lovely! Congrats on #3500!

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -38.66, Long: 143.09

Spotted on Dec 19, 2016
Submitted on Sep 8, 2017

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