Monday, 14 March 2011

World Bird Wednesday - Superb Fairy-Wren.

Superb Fairy-Wrens live up to their name – they really are superb little birds, especially the adult males. The females and juveniles are a little duller, but the cocked tail and busy behavior are always interesting. This couple (or possibly soon to be couple!) caught the eye of my son and mine as well. ‘Good spot H’ was all I could say.

Given that we also have ‘Splendid Fairy-Wrens’ and ‘Lovely Fairy-Wrens’ it makes me wonder where the namers of these species would have gone if they are had wanted to continue with these kind of names! I think the more descriptive names such as ‘Red Backed Fairy-Wren’ were used to prevent a descent into obscenity!!!




















































You can find many more images of birds from around the world at World Bird Wednesday.


You can look at the most recent of my posts on my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention link on the RHS of the screen.


Enjoy the birds!

14 comments:

Martha Z said...

The male is certainly beautiful but so is the female in a more subtle way.

Gary said...

Great series Stewart!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Andrew said...

A lovely little bird.

 gmirage said...

They got amazing colors! I seldom see birds nowadays...glad I can trhough your blog. thank you for that!

-Mirage

eileeninmd said...

The male is just beautiful and what cute names. Great birds and photos, thanks for sharing.

J Bar said...

Thanks for your comment, Stewart. You're right. It's interesting how people can look at the same thing but see things differently. I find that happens a lot with images posted by other Sydney bloggers. Today is a perfect example as another Sydney blogger has posted photos on exactly the same subject as myself but they are so different.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Frank said...

Astonishing colours. Thanks for sharing these images Stewart.

Sondra said...

What a brilliant bird and the name is WAY too long..lol

mick said...

Great photos and lovely birds. Fairy Wrens are never easy to photograph - they move so quickly!

bailey-road.com said...

The little Carolina Wrens that I watch here display the same busyness as your sweet little Fairy Wrens! Nice post!

Hilke Breder said...

Beautiful shots, Stewart! They look like wrens too although much more colorful. Must be your climate :-)

Fotokarusellen said...

Great set of photos. Well done.

Springman said...

"Good spot" indeed! It must be wonderful to have young eyes along with you. Is it true as Hilke speculates that the warmer the climate the more colorful the bird life? I wonder why that would be so, if so.
Bird life in Australia is a revelation!

Larry said...

Beautiful birds Stewart! I really like that last shot of the happy couple.