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Superb Fairy-wren

Malurus cyaneus


Adult male Superb Fairy-wrens are among the most brightly coloured of the species, especially during the breeding season. They have rich blue and black plumage above and on the throat. The belly is grey-white and the bill is black. Females and young birds are mostly brown above with a dull red-orange area around the eye and a brown bill. Females have a pale greenish gloss, absent in young birds, on the otherwise brown tail. The legs are brown in both sexes. Males from further inland and in the south-west of the range have more blue on the back and underparts.


Spotted in the carpark surrounds of Liffy Falls carpark , dense shrubs and small tree area


Male was coming out , gathering food , and taking it back for young chicks.

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Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

3 rd photo is so adorable! what a beauty :)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 9 years ago

beautiful male...

CharliePrice 9 years ago

Thankyou everyone , i feel very lucky to have spotted these birds , it was raining maybe why i have never seen them all huddled like this before.

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Adorable! Not just the beauty of the adult but that you also got the babies as well! :-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 9 years ago

I'm sold. Love it. Too cute! And with little bubs too. Definitely a memory to treasure. Beautiful spotting, Charlie.

StirredMocha 9 years ago

Amazing shots of my favorite Australian songbird!

CharliePrice 9 years ago

Thanks Mark ....if only i could get an angle to get them all in and focused..never mind , it was a memory i will treasure !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

That group shot is a knockout. :-)

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Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Aug 16, 2014
Submitted on Aug 16, 2014

Spotted for Mission

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