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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 10 years ago

That looks awesome :O

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 10 years ago

Nice series Shanna of a great little bird.

ShannaB
ShannaB 10 years ago

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

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 10 years ago

Nice series.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

fabulous !

ShannaB
ShannaB 10 years ago

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

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 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 10 years ago

What a beauty! Thanks for sharing Shanna!

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 10 years ago

Gorgeous !

Seema
Seema 10 years ago

superb...

ShannaB
ShannaB 10 years ago

Thank you Atul and pamsai!

pamsai
pamsai 10 years ago

gorgeous Shanna...

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

Superb Series ...!!!

ShannaB
ShannaB 10 years ago

Thanks Reza and Karen. : )

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Stunning capture Shanna!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Beautiful !

ShannaB
Spotted by
ShannaB

5153, South Australia, Australia

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

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