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Variegated Fairy-wren

Malurus lamberti assimilis

Description:

After half an hour of stalking, this was the only photo i got. This bird was worth it

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19 Comments

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Beautiful! Well done!

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 9 years ago

Ill have to upload a photo of the grey, thanks for the info lori.tas.

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

In the winter, fairy-wrens look like little round puff balls with tails. I'll have to find a photo of one and post it.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

That bird looks so chubby. :)

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

The grey is the clinking curawong (from their call). Only, in Tasmania, just to confuse things, the grey is black. The only visible difference between the two is that the grey has white tail covert feathers, Which, of course, are the hardest feathers to spot.

So far, I've gotten a few good shots of the black, but none of the grey.

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 9 years ago

black or grey currawong? We have the Grey currawongs in perth.

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

The birds here certainly toy with me. I've been hearing the clinking curawong all day, every day, for the last week. Really, really loudly, and obviously close by, but when ever they take to the air they're 100 meters or more away. Damn cagey critters

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 9 years ago

I had a feeling they were just toying with me, saw the females (and non breeding males) everywhere but until i changed direction the head male eluded me

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

Well spotted. I'm impressed with your stalking skills.

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 9 years ago

Thanks for the info

DiveMUster
DiveMUster 9 years ago

Steven, we don't have wrens in Malaysia. I was in Perth last year and I saw one of them fairy-wrens. Tried to shoot it but most of my shots turned out blurry.

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 9 years ago

Thanks guys, divemuster what types of wren do you see?

Thurd13
Thurd13 9 years ago

beautiful bird + photo!

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 9 years ago

Cant wait to see the picture, they sure are hard to photo. And thanks again Linda and Leanne

DiveMUster
DiveMUster 9 years ago

Not an easy bird to get on camera. These fellas are so jumpy. Love the colour on the head.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

You're welcome. Our Aussie wrens are worth the trouble. I spent ages yesterday trying to get a shot of a Red-Backed Fairy-wren. I missed him....but I will get him!

LindaGuastamachio
LindaGuastamachio 9 years ago

What a beautiful little bird! So glad you got a photo to share with us. thank you!

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 9 years ago

It certainly was, thanks for the comment LeanneGardner

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Great catch! Well worth your stalking :)

StevenSpragg
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StevenSpragg

Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Jun 30, 2011
Submitted on Sep 21, 2011

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