Malurus amabilis  

Lovely Fairy-wren (Malurus amabilis)
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© Vik Dunis 2012
Iron Range National Park, QLD (Aug, 2012)

The delightful female Lovely Fairy-wren.

I expected to see this bird often on Cape York but only saw it on two occasions.

This instance was early morning when I was trekking from my campsite at Gordon Creek to the toilets at Cooks Hut. I came across a male and female foraging along the edge of the rainforest.

It pays to carry your camera.

Lovely Fairy-wren (Malurus amabilis)

Female Lovely Fairy-wren

Lovely Fairy-wren (Malurus amabilis)

Male Lovely Fairy-wren