5 interesting Facts About Superb Fairy-Wrens

Superb Fairy-Wren

Here is a male superb fairy-wren looking for an insect to catch

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:

  1. These tiny little birds only grow about 14 cm long, which includes their 6 cm long tail.
  2. 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.
  3. Superb fairy-wrens are very fast flyers and use their short, wide bill to catch small insects on the ground and in the air.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?

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