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Purple-backed Fairywren taken at sapphire central queensland australia Malurus assimils,Purple-backed fairywren,australia,central queensland,sapphire Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Purple-backed Fairywren

taken at sapphire central queensland australia

    comments (7)

  1. Beautifully captured Jef - I just love these little wrens in all their variety, some of my favourites of our native birds. Posted one year ago
      1. My goodness - an overdose of loveliness! They are just so charming - tiny, winged jewels flitting and flashing through our greenery. I have yet to catch a good shot of one and always appreciate others captures. Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
      2. got plenty more shots ...theyre hard to not photograph so cute especially when all together having a cuddle Posted one year ago
    1. thanks muchly ruth ...was a beautiful moment as he just flew into frame out of nowhere just wonderful and yes one of my favourites too....glad you enjoyed Posted one year ago
  2. So sweet! Posted one year ago
    1. yes a fun bird always great to actually get a good shot Posted one year ago

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The purple-backed fairywren is a fairywren that is native to Australia. Described by Alfred John North in 1901, it has four recognised subspecies. In a species that exhibits sexual dimorphism, the brightly coloured breeding male has chestnut shoulders and azure crown and ear coverts, while non-breeding males, females and juveniles have predominantly grey-brown plumage, although females of two subspecies have mainly blue-grey plumage. Distributed over much of the Australian continent, the purple-backed.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Jef braund
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By Jef braund

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Uploaded Feb 29, 2020. Captured Apr 19, 2018 21:04.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO2000
  • 300mm