Superb Fairy-Wren
Malurus cyaneus


Superb Fairy-wrens form family groups that co-operate to raise young in a single nest. They mainly eat insects, but also some seeds and fruit, and forage in groups.

Males: during the breeding season, upper half of the body is black with bright blue patches on the top of the head, beneath the eyes and around the neck; lower half white. Chest black with a blue-black patch. Have a drab eclipse plumage after the breeding season. Females and young birds: light brown bodies; dull red-orange around the eye.

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Areas with thick undergrowth


South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania


Bill to tail length is up to 15 cm

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This distribution guide is provided by The Atlas of Living Australia
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