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.
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Enjoy the birds!