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Australian Fairy wren

By ColleenA
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Found this fairy wren captured awhile ago and never uploaded to epz.
Also known as the superb fairywren...they are found in areas of Australia that has dense undergrowth for shelter, including grasslands with scattered shrubs. They are also common in domestic gardens of Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
This is a male in breeding plumage that has a striking blue forehead and ear coverts. Non breeding males ,females and juveniles are predominantly grey-brown in colour. The superb fairywren is notable for several peculiar behavioral characteristics; the birds are socially monogamous and sexually promiscuous, meaning that although they form pairs between one male and one female, each partner will mate with other individuals and even assist in raising the young from such pairings...
Male wrens pluck yellow petals and display them to females as part of a courtship display.

Tags: Wildlife and nature Australian fairywren

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mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
11 Aug 2014 1:20AM
Always more interesting to hear a narrative with the subject matter Colleen.
Sexually promiscuous indeed.
You wont find any of these sitting in front of my sign on my upload then !!
Good shot.

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Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
11 Aug 2014 2:19AM
Such a lovely coloured bird. Very well captured with good detail.
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 3:06AM
What a beauty Colleen...
Exquisite feather details on his face! Grin
Lovely capture...
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
11 Aug 2014 4:08AM
Lovely shot of this beautiful wee bird, Colleen.
Shaji84 2 4 India
11 Aug 2014 4:09AM
Good shot and great trivia as well! Cheers - Shaji
This shot is a beauty Colleen... they move fast , you did well to get him Grin

Lynette Grin
Bantu Plus
3 7 1 India
11 Aug 2014 4:46AM
Lovely capture,Colleen.

Regbaron 7 4 Australia
11 Aug 2014 4:57AM
Excellent,very sharp,they are not easy to capture always on the move.
Your description of there behavioral characteristics confirms to me that they are not to unlike humans. Wink
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
11 Aug 2014 5:41AM
An excellent capture of this pretty little bird, Colleen. Carol
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
11 Aug 2014 6:41AM
Sounds like a description of our UK wren, however ours are a bit of little brown job, nothing like as snazzy as this beauty. A great shot Colleen.

LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 6:50AM
Lovely shot and a fascinating description.
ade123 Plus
3 266 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 6:56AM
A lovely image Colleen Beautiful colours and detail

JohnoP 11 2
11 Aug 2014 6:57AM
Delightful little bird Colleen and nicely framed on it's perch! Smile John
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 7:16AM
An informative and interesting narrative supported by a fantastic capture of the delightful bird. Pin sharp with great colour Colleen. Thanks for sharing

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
11 Aug 2014 7:26AM
What a cute bird!
Nothing like our wrens - always good to see great pictures of something new!
11 Aug 2014 7:35AM
Excellent capture. Great image.
11 Aug 2014 7:41AM
A truly handsome chappie
11 Aug 2014 7:58AM
What a beautiful little bird, Colleen.
You have captured it superbly.
Thank you for the most interesting write up, too.
11 Aug 2014 8:09AM
Such fine detail. A real beaut`
A good shot Sheila or should that be smooth legs

11 Aug 2014 9:02AM
This is stunning Colleen, the colours are simply amazing, you have captured this bird so beautifully. Super write up too.
A true beauty,
Patty GrinGrinGrin
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 9:02AM
A beautiful little bird and an excellent image Colleen.

11 Aug 2014 9:03AM

Quote:An informative and interesting narrative supported by a fantastic capture of the delightful bird. Pin sharp with great colour Colleen. Thanks for sharing

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

--- Nathan said (wrote) it much better than i can. SmileSmileSmile - Maybe a new "comfort zone" to you , Colleen?! GrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.
11 Aug 2014 9:14AM
A terrific capture Colleen!

Jenny Smile
11 Aug 2014 9:14AM
breeding plumage, you say well well now, Blush that's bound to cause some instant headaches ...fine capture lovely detail Colleen

Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 10:01AM
What a beautifully coloured bird Colleen, you've captured it superbly, and an interesting narrative to go with it.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
11 Aug 2014 11:21AM
Skilled capture Colleen. Sharp where it matters !!
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 11:21AM
Well taken and beautiful little bird Colleen - a new one for the bird lovers on site.
11 Aug 2014 11:52AM
What stunning colours this little bird is, great shot Colleen.

Mary Grin
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 12:03PM
Lovely shot.Smile

11 Aug 2014 12:14PM
Beautiful bird very well taken!
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 12:20PM
A A great looking Wren, excellent capture Colleen, great write upSmile

gss 2 1 Romania
11 Aug 2014 12:35PM
A lovely bird, wonderful colors and information and a good picture
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 12:39PM
Great shot of this beautiful bird Colleen.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
11 Aug 2014 1:14PM
Sounds like a good creature to come back reincarnated as! Blush A stunning capture, Colleen, lovely detail and showing it's magnificent colours Smile
Trev Smile
Quoise Plus
3 746 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 2:35PM
Such a lovely detailed image Smile
11 Aug 2014 3:35PM
Fine capture of this beauty.
11 Aug 2014 3:43PM
Brilliant shot Colleen, so much detail in the face, and the colours are superb.GrinGrin:GrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 3:47PM
What beautiful colours!
11 Aug 2014 5:13PM
Gorgeous colours Colleen.

JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 5:48PM
A splendid shot of this beauty.
11 Aug 2014 5:54PM
A delightful bird and capture, Colleen.

11 Aug 2014 6:34PM
Beautiful quality shot.
mistere Plus
3 1 3 England
11 Aug 2014 6:53PM
Delightful shot Colleen, what a super little bird and so well captured.

tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 7:17PM
Superb Colleen

You have a wealth of colourful wildlife on your doorstep, which I am sure we will be seeing

Mike_Smith Plus
9 321 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 7:24PM
Beautiful shot Colleen, a beautiful bird too
just brilliant, perfect detail and composition,well done Collleen
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
11 Aug 2014 8:18PM
We saw a few of these on our trip 'down under' but they were very difficult to get anywhere near. Beautifully captured, Colleen.

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
11 Aug 2014 8:22PM
Wonderful image Colleen. A grand capture.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 8:26PM
A beauty Colleen,

Ali GrinGrin
Stunning image, Colleen. Perfectly presented. The narrative adds great context.

Good detailed capture Colleen

cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
11 Aug 2014 9:32PM
EXCELLENT what more can I say Colleen
11 Aug 2014 9:33PM
Great capture Colleen

Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 10:16PM
wow! Colleen. that is a great shot
11 Aug 2014 10:56PM
Such a beautiful bird Colleen. A lovely shot. Cathy
11 Aug 2014 11:19PM
A little stunner Colleen. Wonderful detail and what beautiful colours GrinGrin

4 3 7 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2014 9:35AM
A beautiful bird and a beautiful capture. I bet you are well chuffed with this one!Grin
12 Aug 2014 1:19PM
Colleen For me you have surpassed youself on this one
The clarity & detail is secound to none, the colours of the
wren and plant is Awesome, finished offf with a lovely Bokeh
Franko59 5 3 2 England
17 Aug 2014 6:11AM
Cracking shot!

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