The Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus) has been voted as Australia’s favourite bird. And, when the male is in full breeding colours, it is easy to see why he is such a standout.
The following photographs are of a pair the have been appearing in my backyard for about 5 or 6 years, now. They have given me great joy being able to watch their antics and the satisfaction of capturing their photo on numerous occassions.
This breeding season, however, a new pair seem to have moved into the neighbourhood. They were difficult to capture with the camera, but my persistence eventually paid off.
She stopped long enough for a sing-song. Perhaps she was happy to be chased by this handsome male.
Like many small birds, they move fast and do not stop in one spot for long. This pair were no exception and I consider myself fortunate to have a record of their visit.
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