Taken in West Byron Wetlands
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.
Canon 7D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 2 years ago

    That is one gorgeous little bird. I love the clouded blue background for him.

  • Many thanks, I’ve been trying to get a good shot for years!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 2 years ago

    Lovely capture Debs.

  • Many thanks Mark, finally a good shot, it’s taken years as they’re so fast and tiny!

    – byronbackyard

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...about 2 years ago

    What a beautiful capture! :)

  • Many thanks for your kind comment Donna!

    – byronbackyard

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Many thanks Jude, not an easy one to get!

    – byronbackyard

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 2 years ago

    Wow… this is beautiful…lovely capture

  • Many thanks Andrea, it’s only take about six years to get a good one!

    – byronbackyard

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

    Sept 13 1 Image per 24hrs

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

    Sept 13 1 Image per 24hrs

  • Matt Aunger
    Matt Aungerabout 2 years ago

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