PASSERIFORMES: Maluridae

Malurus cyaneus  

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)
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© Larry Dunis 2009
Portland, VIC (Oct, 2009)


I admire the pert Blue-wren
And his dainty little hen--
Though she hasn't got a trace of blue upon her;
But she's pleasing, and she's pretty,
And she sings a cheerful ditty;
While her husband is a gentleman of honour.

C J Dennis (1876-1938) - from "Bird Song"

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Male Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren (male)

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Female Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Non-breeding male Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren (non-breeding male)

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Immature Superb Fairy-wrens

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren male with young female

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Is It Me You're Looking For?

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren (female)

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Fierce defender

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren (male)

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

Superb Fairy-wren (female)