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Superb Fairy-wren

Malurus cyaneus

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This vibrant little fellow was hopping around the cafe at the Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary in the Adelaide Hills. According to www.birdsinbackyards.net, male Superb Fairy-wrens have been labelled as 'the least faithful birds in the world'. Females may be courted by up to 13 males in half an hour, and 76% of young are sired by males from outside the social group.

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16 Comments

AndresAmador
AndresAmador 8 years ago

That looks awesome :O

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Nice series Shanna of a great little bird.

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

Thanks Nuwan and Saarbrigger. He made it very easy for me. : )

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 8 years ago

Nice series.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

fabulous !

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

Thanks Seema, KarenPuracan, SatyenM and lori.tas! Love your series of the dad with his fledgling, Lori.

lori.tas
lori.tas 8 years ago

Love these jaunty little birds. Several of our pairs manage to get in at least 2 to 3 clutches hatched each summer. The juveniles, with their stubby tails, are too cute chasing their parents around while begging for food. (like this one: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/581...)

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

What a beauty! Thanks for sharing Shanna!

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 8 years ago

Gorgeous !

Seema
Seema 8 years ago

superb...

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

Thank you Atul and pamsai!

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

gorgeous Shanna...

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Superb Series ...!!!

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

Thanks Reza and Karen. : )

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Stunning capture Shanna!

Beautiful !

ShannaB
Spotted by
ShannaB

5153, South Australia, Australia

Spotted on Dec 2, 2012
Submitted on Dec 26, 2012

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