SUPERB FAIRY-WREN FACTS
The male Superb Fairy-wren has bright breeding plumage with blue and black head, black throat, and grey-white underside. Females and young birds are mostly brown above with a dull reddish area around the eye and a brown bill. Females have a brown tail with greenish tinge, whilst young have plain brown tail. The non-breeding male is like the female but has no red round the eye and has a black bill.
Blue Bonnet, Blue Wren, Jenny Wren
areas with dense shrub cover, including parks and gardens
insects, spiders and other small invertebrates
The nest is an oval-shaped dome made of grass, bark and down, built in a low shrub. Lays 3-4 white eggs speckled reddish purple.
eastern Australia from the Tropic of Capricorn to Victoria and into south-east South Australia. Also found in Tasmania.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Lovely Fairy-wren (M. amabilis)
Red-winged Fairy-wren (M. elegans)
Variegated Fairy-wren (M. lamberti)
White-winged Fairy-wren (M. leucopterus)
Red-backed Fairy-wren (M. melanocephalus)
Splendid Fairy-wren (M. splendens)