Wednesday 5 February 2020

Wild Bird Wednesday 394 - Red-Backed Fairy-Wren

The Red-Backed Fairy-Wren (Malurus melanocephalus) is Australia's smallest Fairy-Wren.  I found this male lurking in the shadows of some vegetation outside of the Mamukala hide in Kakadu National Park last year.

He really did not want to be photographed!

This was a wonderful little bird - I just wish he had been a bit more cooperative!

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  1. A beautiful little bird! I don't believe I've seen photos of this fairy-wren before.

  2. I saw it in Queensland, both male and female. Both very shy.

  3. Yes I agree A lovely little bird which I have seen but like you he was difficult to photograph and you certainly did better than me. Thanks for hosting and have a good week Stewart.

  4. Hari OM
    What an absolute gem of a bird! Ta for being our eyes where our eyes can never see!!! YAM xx

  5. It is pretty and unique!
    Thanks for bringing it to us.
    All the best!

  6. Gratuluję spotkania! Piękny, rzadki ptak! To szczęście takiego sfotografować!

  7. Amazing!
    Have a wonderful day!

  8. I love these little birds, in fact I love all wrens but I wish ours were as pretty as yours.
    Great photos. Cheers Diane

  9. Eu não fico indiferente às suas fotografias.
    São sempre de uma grande beleza.
    O passarinho estava era um pouco tímido.
    Bons cliques.
    Megy Maia

  10. You 0btained nice unobstructed views of this beautiful sprite despite all the intervening foliage.

  11. Good morning, sir,
    Too bad about the shadow, but you met him, that's the most important thing.
    He's very handsome.

  12. What a delightful little bird, Stewart. I suspect he gave you some difficulty in getting those images. Best wishes from UK, where we seem to be heading into a cooler spell again, with warnings of damagingly high winds over the coming weekend!

  13. Their coloring is very different from our Wrens..They still have that unmistakable tail..I wonder if they are as noisy?

  14. Neat little bird. This is a case where it's good that it turned its back to the camera.

  15. Beautiful bird, wonderful fotos, so great shots !

  16. Stewart, this little Wren is adorable! I cannot help but notice the upright position of the tail, which is a trait of the wrens here. Is that common in the species?...:)jp