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Male Red-backed fairy wren ( Malurus melanocephalus ) in grass and scrubland along the Brisbane river.  Australia,Geotagged,Malurus melanocephalus,Red-backed fairywren Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Male Red-backed fairy wren ( Malurus melanocephalus ) in grass and scrubland along the Brisbane river.

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The red-backed fairywren , or red-backed wren, is a species of passerine bird in the Australasian wren family, Maluridae. It is endemic to Australia and can be found near rivers and coastal areas along the northern and eastern coastlines from the Kimberley in the northwest to the Hunter Region in New South Wales. The male adopts a striking breeding plumage, with a black head, upperparts and tail, and a brightly coloured red back and brown wings. The female has brownish upperparts and paler underparts... more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Jan 10, 2018. Captured in Fairway Crest, 302 College Rd, Karana Downs QLD 4306, Australia.