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  • Superb Fairy-wren

  • Malurus cyaneus
  • Adult male Superb Fairy-wrens have rich blue and black plumage above and on the throat. Younger males go into eclipse plumage outside the breeding season. The belly is grey-white, the bill is black, and the tail dark blue. Females and young birds are mostly brown above with a dull orange-brown area around the eye and a brown bill. Females have a pale greenish gloss, absent in young birds, on the otherwise brown tail. The legs are brown in both sexes. All carry their long tails cocked up.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=147
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=147&p=202
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Superb Fairy-wren

  • Adult male Superb Fairy-wrens have rich blue and black plumage above and on the throat. Younger males go into eclipse plumage outside the breeding season. The belly is grey-white, the bill is black, and the tail dark blue. Females and young birds are mostly brown above with a dull orange-brown area around the eye and a brown bill. Females have a pale greenish gloss, absent in young birds, on the otherwise brown tail. The legs are brown in both sexes. All carry their long tails cocked up.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Malurus cyaneus
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 529
  • Size
  • 11-14cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • The trillers
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=147&p=202
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=147
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/superb-fairy-wren