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Red-backed Fairy-wren

Malurus melanocephalus


Male in breeding plumage - a small, black wren with a striking red patch on his back and rump. He was accompanied by a plain brown female but I missed catching her on camera.


Our backyard - a rare visitor. I have seen them here only once before. Widespread across northern and eastern Australia.

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

That's a lovely wren. Nice shots Shanna.

marirs 6 years ago


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ShannaB 6 years ago

It seriously was luck, Neil, this one and the Silvereye landed right in front of me!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

What a sweet wren. Awesome photo. Thinking of Hubble again :-/

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Beautiful shots of a beautiful creature ShannaB

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Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia

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