Plumage Scxes differ

Migration !sJ(>n.miRrant

Faml|y Maluridae

Species J /„/urns splendens


Splendid Fairy-Wren

A bird of scrub and grassland, often near forest edges, this species forms small parties that hop on the ground and search in the undergrowth for seeds and insects. Usually only one male is in blue plumage in each party. Birds make short flights between bushes.

• NliST An oval structure with a side entrance, made of grass, placed in a bush


• REMARK Plumage pattern varies in the three geographical subspecies.

Plumage Scxes differ

Habitat ^

Migration Non.migran[

Family \|aLI!R!DAE

Species \lulurus putcherrimus

Length 5j/,jn (14 cm)

glossy ear

long, cocked tail wh ite belly distribution glossy ear wh ite belly

Blue-breasted Fairy-Wren

1 his spectacular bird occurs in woodland and scrub. It is often seen in small parties consisting of a dominant pair with "helpers "; all feed, roost, and nest together. The birds forage in groups on the ground, looking for insects and other small invertebrates.

• NliST An oval structure with a side entrance, made of grass and bound together with spiderwebs, lined with plant down or feathers, and placed in a low bush.

• DISTRIBUTION S. Western Australia and South Australia. Female long, cocked tail distribution


Species Dasyomis brarhypterus


Eastern Bristlebird

I living in scrtih and being very shy, this drab, brown hird is hard to see. It forages mainly on the ground for seeds and insects, often carrying its long tail cocked and slightly fanned,

• NEST A round nest with a side entrance, constructed of coarse grasses with a liner grass chamber, placed on the ground or in a grass clump.

• DISTRIBUTION S.E. Australian coastal strip from Brisbane to E. Victoria.

• REMARK Endangered species.


plumaSe Sexes alike-

Habitat ¿f

Migration N()n-migrant

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