SPLENDID FAIRY-WREN FACTS
The male Splendid Fairy-wren is brilliant violet blue with paler blue head. There is a black band through eye and round back of neck, also a black chest band. The female is brownish-grey above and white underneath, She has a tan ring around eye and . The young look like the females.
Banded Blue Wren, Superb Warbler
clearings in forest and woodland, vegetation along creeks, parks and large gardens
mainly insects and other small invertebrates
The nest is an oval-shaped dome made of grass, bark and down, usually built near the ground in thick cover, Lays 2-4 white eggs speckled reddish brown.
inland east Australia to southern parts of West Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Splendid Fairy-wren|
Relatives in same Genus
Lovely Fairy-wren (M. amabilis)
Superb Fairy-wren (M. cyaneus)
Red-winged Fairy-wren (M. elegans)
Variegated Fairy-wren (M. lamberti)
White-winged Fairy-wren (M. leucopterus)
Red-backed Fairy-wren (M. melanocephalus)