0576 The Superb Fairywren (male)


Drouin, Australia

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The Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus), also known as the Superb Blue-wren or colloquially as the Blue Wren, is a passerine bird of the family Maluridae, common and familiar across southeastern Australia. The species is sedentary and territorial, also exhibiting a high degree of sexual dimorphism; the male in breeding plumage has a striking bright blue forehead, ear coverts, mantle, and tail, with a black mask and black or dark blue throat. Non-breeding males, females and juveniles are predominantly grey-brown in colour.

Whilst its mate (see http://www.redbubble.com/people/davidsart/works...) was collecting dinner, her partner was on a nearby post watching out for danger. Notice the very different plumage between the pair.

Shot taken down the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia.

Nikon D700, 70-300 lens

No of views = 1250 @ 14/8/15

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