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Superb Fairy Wren

Malurus cyaneus

Description:

Found in family groups, the male of this species stands out in the crowd with his beautiful blue crown, cheeks & upper back. He has a black nape, breast & lower back & his underparts are white. Females are fawn & light brown with a lighter coloured belly & a reddish-brown bill. Tiny, between 11 & 14 cm, they are adorable, non-stop little birds who have been on my wish list for a long time. I'm thrilled to have finally got a shot of this guy.

Habitat:

These darlings are found in coastal areas, rainforests, swamps & gardens. They prefer somewhere they can hide in the undergrowth & are found from the central QLD coast of Australia south to South Australia. A sub-species M. c. cyaneus is found in Tasmania.

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2 Comments

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 5 years ago

They sure are beautiful. Thanks Iam3164.

Savannah Martin
Savannah Martin 5 years ago

Wow

LeanneGardner
Spotted by
LeanneGardner

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Aug 28, 2015
Submitted on Aug 31, 2015

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