Today I want to write about a beautiful little bird that I often see when I walk my dog near my house, the superb fairy-wren.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These tiny little birds only grow about 14 cm long, which includes their 6 cm long tail.
- Only the adult males have the bright blue feathers that they are well known for. The females and younger males are a dull blue colour.
- Superb fairy-wrens are very fast flyers and use their short, wide bill to catch small insects on the ground and in the air.
- They live in small groups, who all help to raise the 3-4 chicks that are laid every brood. The group usually has one dominant male, but the females often mate with many males.
- Superb fairy-wrens are very common and are found in low trees and shrubs throughout south-eastern Australia and Tasmania. They have adjusted well to suburban living and are often found in gardens and parks.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about superb fairy-wrens?