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Splendid fairywren (Malurus splendens) Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, Alice Springs, NT, Aug 3, 2015. Australia,Geotagged,Malurus splendens,Splendid fairywren,Winter Click/tap to enlarge

Splendid fairywren (Malurus splendens)

Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, Alice Springs, NT, Aug 3, 2015.

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The splendid fairywren , 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.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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Uploaded Jul 31, 2016. Captured Aug 3, 2015 06:06 in 15 Cavenagh Cres, East Side NT 0870, Australia.
  • PENTAX K-3
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1600s
  • ISO1600
  • 300mm