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Bird Superb Fairy Wren (Malurus cyaneus)

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Common Name: Superb Fairy Wren

Scientific Name: Malurus cyaneus

Family: Maluridae

Order: Passeriformes

Distribution: Superb Fairy-wrens are found south of the Tropic of Capricorn through eastern Australia and Tasmania to the south-eastern corner of South Australia

Habitat: Open forest, swamps, coastal areas rainforest and gardens

Field Notes: 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.

Photos by Auscraft, 2011. My Yard, QLD


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First pic male and female, the second pic is the male
 
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Beautiful shots! good work getting the Male and Female in one picture!
 

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I need your telephoto lens, there is a pair there.

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I can see them, nice thick landscape for them, a good telephoto would be better for wildlife.
 
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Here are some better quality photos. Hope you enjoy.

Auscraft, 2011. Mt Wooroolin, QLD.

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