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Superb fairy wrens

Malurus cyaneus

Description:

These small birds were flitting around, hard to catch them when they were still. Haven't identified them as yet, seem to be a male and a couple of females, I'm assuming the male has the blue tail feathers

Habitat:

light woodland area within a eucalyptus forest

Notes:

The males are in eclipse

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5 Comments

Aonach_Eagach
Aonach_Eagach 10 years ago

ok I'm about to post another bird, I'm going to time you on it

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

That's actually my photo in the link. We have dozens around our house, so I'm very familiar with them. I just saw my first male in breeding plumage last week.

Aonach_Eagach
Aonach_Eagach 10 years ago

I see what you mean about the males in eclipse

Aonach_Eagach
Aonach_Eagach 10 years ago

lori, I've only just pressing send

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Two female Superb fairy wrens. The males in eclipse look like the females but don't have the rust colored flesh around the eyes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Maluru...

Aonach_Eagach
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Aonach_Eagach

5152, South Australia, Australia

Spotted on Aug 20, 2011
Submitted on Aug 22, 2011

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