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Superb Fairy-wren Photos

Malurus cyaneus

One downside of visiting Australia during their winter...I knew there were some birds that weren't going to be in their brighter breeding plumage. That presumably meant Fairy-wrens. However, when visiting Muttonbird Island near Coffs Harbour, amidst all the drab Superb Fairy-wrens was this one, brilliantly blue male. It was later that I was told that some dominant males in an area may hold onto their breeding plumage for a long time into the winter. Note I also photographed a young bird or a moulting male (below) with touch of blue feathering.

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Superb Fairy-wren - Malurus cyaneus

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Superb Fairy-wren 1 -  Malurus cyaneus Superb Fairy-wren 2  - Malurus cyaneus Superb Fairy-wren 3 - Malurus cyaneus

June 2nd, 2019
Coffs Harbour, Australia

June 2nd, 2019
Coffs Harbour, Australia

June 2nd, 2019
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Superb Fairy-wren 4 - Malurus cyaneus    

June 2nd, 2019
Coffs Harbour, Australia

 

 

 


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