The female Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus) may not be as vividly coloured as her male counterpart, but she is still a beautiful little bird. I have identified three males and three female, with possibly one juvenile, living in my back garden.
While I have managed to take some photos of the males, the female has eluded me. However, in the past couple of weeks, I have managed to get a few photographs.
Here, she is being escorted by two of the males. These birds are small (11-14 cm.) and very fast. I barely had the chance to get the camera to my eye, press the shutter, then they were off!
Female Superb Fairy-wrens are brown, with a reddish-brown bill, lores.
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