The male Variegated Fairy-wren has bright breeding plumage, with blue head with black throat and chest, and reddish shoulder patches. The plumage of non-breeding males, females and young birds is brownish grey. Females in the Northern Territory and Western Australian populations have blue-grey plumage.
Lambert Wren, Lavender-flanked Wren
forest, woodland and shrubby bushland
mainly insects, also some seeds.
The nest is an oval-shaped dome made of grass, bark and down, built in a low shrub. Lays 3-4 pink-white eggs speckled reddish brown.
found across most of Australia except Cape York Peninsula, Tasmania and south-west Western Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at https://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Variegated Fairy-wren|
Relatives in same Genus
Lovely Fairy-wren (M. amabilis)
Superb Fairy-wren (M. cyaneus)
Red-winged Fairy-wren (M. elegans)
White-winged Fairy-wren (M. leucopterus)
Red-backed Fairy-wren (M. melanocephalus)
Splendid Fairy-wren (M. splendens)