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  Red-winged Fairy-wren (Malurus elegans)

Red-winged Fairy-wren | Malurus elegans photo
Red-winged Fairy-wren male in breeding plumage - Margaret River riverside walk

Image by Cas Liber - License: Public Domain.    (view image details)

BIRD FACTS

distribution map showing range of Malurus elegans in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Maluridae
Genus:Malurus
Species:elegans
Common Name:Red-winged Fairy-wren

Relatives in same Genus
  Lovely Fairy-wren (M. amabilis)
  Superb Fairy-wren (M. cyaneus)
  Variegated Fairy-wren (M. lamberti)
  White-winged Fairy-wren (M. leucopterus)
  Red-backed Fairy-wren (M. melanocephalus)
  Splendid Fairy-wren (M. splendens)