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Splendid Fairy-wren

Malurus splendens


These birds live in arid to semi-arid areas, in mostly dense shrublands or woodlands of acacia, and mallee eucalypt with dense shrubs. The nest is so small that the female's long tail is bent during incubation. (Birds in Backyards)


If ever there was a course for birds in camoflage, I'm pretty sure this little guy would have failed!

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ShannaB 12 years ago

I love this. The contrast between the bird and the red dirt is just gorgeous.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Excellent vibrant colors,

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4490, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 24, 2009
Submitted on Mar 14, 2012

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