Variegated Fairy Wren

Malurus lamberti.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 14th August 2008, This photo: 2:15pm

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  • -Gadabout- said:
    very nice :)
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice one Dave! may I suggest you get a bit closer , hahah kidding. ;)
  • David de Groot said:
    Pretty little things eh ?
    :P Obviously I need a longer lens ;-)
  • johammond said:
    What a sweet little wren!
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed :) And we seem to have a thriving population of them around here too.
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Nice one, love those bright blue colours they have got.
  • schmick.01 said:
    Nice DOF. Sharp birdie.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    they are indeed and this is a very nice capture :)
  • rumblemumbles said:
    we have one of these little guys fluttering around outside...they make such a nice sound and are so much cuter to look at than the ibis.
  • teejaybee said:
  • bendyclickr said:
    Great shot dave, very sharp.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah and that spot of rustic red too.
    Thanks :)
    Well if you have one you'll likely have a couple and a great deal more drab brown ones with red around the eye (they're the females).
    Thanks :-)
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    I really like these fairy wrens David. Amazing little critters :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    :) Indeed they are.
  • richardfenton75 said:
    Facinatingly one of the least faithfull animans on the planet. Only 5% of the males father 50% of the offspring.
    The females (wich are no-where near as pretty as the lblokes) also have interesting breading habits where some choose not to breed and instead "nanny" other females chicks. Normally the females that do allow others to assist with the raising of the chicks lay smaller eggs, but more of them.
    Oh yeah, nice pic too. :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Interesting facts :) I knew that the males were somewhat promiscuous as the ones around here tend to have a large harem of females each.
  • said:
    what a beautiful bird - a stunning blue as well. Well done Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Michelle, it is indeed. :)
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    Yes, love the colours, Dave.
  • petepothole said:
    I haven't seen one of these for ages!
    Great capture David!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Ming - pretty little fellows :)
    Plenty around here Pete, plus Red-backed Fairy Wrens, the occasional Superb Fairy Wren, Scrubwrens and a collection of other tiny birds.
  • petepothole said:
    We must be to close to the ocean!
  • David de Groot said:
    I guess they're more foresty in nature ;-)