Superb Fairywren

Superb Fairywren - Malurus cyaneus


Templestowe:  2016: November, December.  2017:  January.
Banyule Flats:  2016:  November.
Wilson Reserve, Ivanhoe:  2016:  November.  2017:  January.
The 100 Acres, Park Orchards:  2016:  November. 2017:  January.
Heritage Wetlands, Wonga Park:  2017:  January.


Males, pictured above, are stunning little birds, which seem at breeding time, to make themselves more visible to detract attention from the brown females, which may make nesting more successful.  They are usually seen in small family groups, and seem to be insect eaters.

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