|Splendid Fairy-wren Malurus splendens
|Cheyne Beach, Western Australia
The Splendid Fairy-wren is distributed in Australia except along the north, east and most of the south coasts. It is found in scrubland and dense vegetation on woodland, etc. It feeds mainly on insects.
|The male is a very attractive mixture of shades of violet-blue with some black. The female, seen here in photos 2 and 3, has tan lores and bill and a dull blue tail. Photo 4 shows a male moving from eclipse plumage to breeding plumage.|
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