The Splendid Fairywren (Malurus splendens), also known simply as the Splendid Wren or more colloquially in Western Australia as the Blue Wren, is a passerine bird of the Maluridae family. It is found across much of the Australian continent from central-western New South Wales and southwestern Queensland over to coastal Western Australia. It inhabits predominantly arid and semi-arid regions. Exhibiting a high degree of sexual dimorphism, the male in breeding plumage is a small, long-tailed bird of predominantly bright blue and black colouration. Non-breeding males, females and juveniles are predominantly grey-brown in colour; this gave the early impression that males were polygamous as all dull-coloured birds were taken for females. It comprises several similar all-blue and black subspecies that were originally considered separate species.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 5D MkII |
|Lens:||EF500mm f/4L IS USM |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||7 Nov 2012 - 11:37 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/4.0|
|Exposure Mode:||Program AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|