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Red-backed fairy-wren

Malurus melanocephalus

Description:

The Red-backed Fairy-wren is the smallest of Australia’s fairy-wrens. Males are glossy black with a striking red patch on the back and rump. Like most other fairy-wrens, when in non-breeding plumage they are brown above and off white below. Females and juvenile birds also have brown upperparts above and whitish underparts.

Habitat:

Spotted In area with a mix of mangroves, rainforest & grassland patches.

Notes:

The 3rd photo shows a female of the species.

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2 Comments

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 8 years ago

Thanks sera! :) he was beautiful!

SeraArnold
SeraArnold 8 years ago

Gorgeous bird, thanx

AliceGreenup
Spotted by
AliceGreenup

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jul 24, 2014
Submitted on Jul 24, 2014

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