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We’ve recently moved and to my delight we have a family of Fairy Wrens in our garden… So I’ve been watching and waiting, they now seem comfortable with me getting a bit closers, oh and they are so cheeky.

Narrabri, NSW, Australia.

Taken with a Nikon D3100 @ Narrabri NSW Australia.

Superb Fairy-wren

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.


  • David Murphy
    David Murphyalmost 3 years ago

    this is a cracker of a capture Liza, knowing how skittish these gorgeous little dudes can be. I had 11 of them dancing around my spud patch one morning, but do you think they would sit still…..??
    I have lots of blurred rubbish to show for that!

  • Thanks David.

    – Liza Barlow

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 3 years ago

    Love it!

  • appreciate the comment and the fave. Thanks heaps..

    – Liza Barlow

  • kamaljeet kaur
    kamaljeet kauralmost 3 years ago

    beautiful click :)

  • Thank you, I’ve had fun chasing them around to get a good shot.

    – Liza Barlow

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustagealmost 3 years ago

  • Tracie Louise
    Tracie Louisealmost 3 years ago

    Just Gorgeous… it’s so hard to get a good shot of these guys.. they move so quick :)

  • Fran53
    Fran53almost 3 years ago

    Wow Liza – you must be so patient to capture such a good shot of a blue wren – they don’t sit still for a split second.

  • WeeZie
    WeeZiealmost 3 years ago

    Great capture. Congrats on the feature.

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenalmost 3 years ago

    So beautiful! Love the colour and wonderful DoF!

  • ShanRenee
    ShanReneealmost 3 years ago

    cool shot Liza :)

  • Rebekah Kilpatrick
    Rebekah Kilpat...almost 3 years ago

    just gorgeous! I’m jealous! I want some in my backyard too! How long did it take to get the shot?

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