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Malurus cyaneus

Superb Fairywren at Hughes, ACT

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Malurus cyaneus at Hughes, ACT - 8 Jan 2019
Malurus cyaneus at Hughes, ACT - 8 Jan 2019
Malurus cyaneus at Hughes, ACT - 8 Jan 2019
Malurus cyaneus at Hughes, ACT - 8 Jan 2019

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Adult male feeding two fledglings with insects. Family seen in the garden most days.

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Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JackyF Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Aug 2020 by JackyF Mycena 'clarkeana group' at Hughes, ACT - 23 Jun 2020 by JackyF Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Jun 2020 by JackyF Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Hughes, ACT - 27 May 2020 by JackyF Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Hughes, ACT - 18 May 2020 by JackyF Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Hughes, ACT - 14 May 2020 by JackyF Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Hughes, ACT - 10 May 2020 by JackyF Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Hughes, ACT - 3 May 2020 by JackyF Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Hughes, ACT - 2 May 2020 by JackyF Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Apr 2020 by JackyF Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Apr 2020 by JackyF Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Apr 2020 by JackyF Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Apr 2020 by JackyF Chlorotachina sp. (genus) (A bristle fly) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Apr 2020 by JackyF Sarcophagidae sp. (family) (Unidentified flesh fly) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Apr 2020 by JackyF Metura elongatus (Saunders' case moth) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by JackyF Belenois java (Caper White) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by JackyF Belenois java (Caper White) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by JackyF Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Mar 2020 by JackyF Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Mar 2020 by JackyF Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Mar 2020 by JackyF Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Feb 2020 by JackyF Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 24 Feb 2020 by JackyF Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Feb 2020 by JackyF Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Feb 2020 by JackyF Ninox boobook (Southern Boobook) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Feb 2020 by JackyF Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Feb 2020 by JackyF Ninox boobook (Southern Boobook) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Feb 2020 by JackyF Austroaeschna unicornis (Unicorn Darner) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Feb 2020 by JackyF Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Feb 2020 by JackyF Dolophones turrigera (Turret spider) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Jan 2020 by JackyF Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Jan 2020 by JackyF Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Jan 2020 by JackyF Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Jan 2020 by JackyF Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Jan 2020 by JackyF Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Jan 2020 by JackyF Dicranolaius bellulus (Red and Blue Pollen Beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Jan 2020 by JackyF Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Jan 2020 by JackyF Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Jan 2020 by JackyF Galanga labeculata (Double-spotted cicada) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Jan 2020 by JackyF Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Dec 2019 by JackyF Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Dec 2019 by JackyF Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Nov 2019 by JackyF Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Oct 2019 by JackyF Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Oct 2019 by JackyF Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Oct 2019 by JackyF Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Oct 2019 by JackyF Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Oct 2019 by JackyF Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Sep 2019 by JackyF Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Aug 2019 by JackyF Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Aug 2019 by JackyF Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Jul 2019 by JackyF Capusa sp. (genus) (Wedge moth) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Jun 2019 by JackyF Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Jun 2019 by JackyF Turdus merula (Common Blackbird) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Jun 2019 by JackyF Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Jun 2019 by JackyF Opisthoncus grassator (Jumping spider) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019 by JackyF Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019 by JackyF Ectropis sp. (genus) (An engrailed moth) at Hughes, ACT - 6 May 2019 by JackyF Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Hughes, ACT - 2 May 2019 by JackyF Ectropis sp. (genus) (An engrailed moth) at Hughes, ACT - 2 May 2019 by JackyF Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Apr 2019 by JackyF Coprinus sp. at Hughes, ACT - 23 Apr 2019 by JackyF Metura elongatus (Saunders' case moth) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by JackyF Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Apr 2019 by JackyF Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Apr 2019 by JackyF Catantopini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified grasshopper) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Apr 2019 by JackyF Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Mar 2019 by JackyF Ectropis bispinaria (Loop-line Bark Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Mar 2019 by JackyF Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Mar 2019 by JackyF Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Mar 2019 by JackyF Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Mar 2019 by JackyF Lampona sp. (genus) (White-tailed spider) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Mar 2019 by JackyF Sarcophagidae sp. (family) (Unidentified flesh fly) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Mar 2019 by JackyF Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Mar 2019 by JackyF Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Mar 2019 by JackyF Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Mar 2019 by JackyF Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Mar 2019 by JackyF Cebysa leucotelus (Australian Bagmoth) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Mar 2019 by JackyF Comocrus behri (Mistletoe day moth) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Mar 2019 by JackyF Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Mar 2019 by JackyF Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Mar 2019 by JackyF Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Mar 2019 by JackyF Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Mar 2019 by JackyF Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Mar 2019 by JackyF Grallina cyanoleuca (Magpie-lark) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Mar 2019 by JackyF Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Mar 2019 by JackyF Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Mar 2019 by JackyF Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Mar 2019 by JackyF Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Mar 2019 by JackyF Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Mar 2019 by JackyF Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by JackyF Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by JackyF Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by JackyF Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by JackyF Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by JackyF Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Mar 2019 by JackyF Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Mar 2019 by JackyF Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Mycena 'clarkeana group' at Hughes, ACT - 23 Jun 2020 by JackyF
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Jun 2020 by JackyF
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Hughes, ACT - 27 May 2020 by JackyF
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Hughes, ACT - 18 May 2020 by JackyF
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Hughes, ACT - 14 May 2020 by JackyF
Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Hughes, ACT - 10 May 2020 by JackyF
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Hughes, ACT - 3 May 2020 by JackyF
Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Hughes, ACT - 2 May 2020 by JackyF
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Chlorotachina sp. (genus) (A bristle fly) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Sarcophagidae sp. (family) (Unidentified flesh fly) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Metura elongatus (Saunders' case moth) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Belenois java (Caper White) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Belenois java (Caper White) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Feb 2020 by JackyF
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 24 Feb 2020 by JackyF
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Feb 2020 by JackyF
Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Feb 2020 by JackyF
Ninox boobook (Southern Boobook) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Feb 2020 by JackyF
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Feb 2020 by JackyF
Ninox boobook (Southern Boobook) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Feb 2020 by JackyF
Austroaeschna unicornis (Unicorn Darner) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Feb 2020 by JackyF
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Feb 2020 by JackyF
Dolophones turrigera (Turret spider) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Jan 2020 by JackyF
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Jan 2020 by JackyF
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Jan 2020 by JackyF
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Jan 2020 by JackyF
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Jan 2020 by JackyF
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Jan 2020 by JackyF
Dicranolaius bellulus (Red and Blue Pollen Beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Jan 2020 by JackyF
Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Jan 2020 by JackyF
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Jan 2020 by JackyF
Galanga labeculata (Double-spotted cicada) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Jan 2020 by JackyF
Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Dec 2019 by JackyF
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Dec 2019 by JackyF
Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Nov 2019 by JackyF
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Oct 2019 by JackyF
Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Oct 2019 by JackyF
Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Oct 2019 by JackyF
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Oct 2019 by JackyF
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Oct 2019 by JackyF
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Sep 2019 by JackyF
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Aug 2019 by JackyF
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Aug 2019 by JackyF
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Jul 2019 by JackyF
Capusa sp. (genus) (Wedge moth) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Jun 2019 by JackyF
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Jun 2019 by JackyF
Turdus merula (Common Blackbird) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Jun 2019 by JackyF
Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Jun 2019 by JackyF
Opisthoncus grassator (Jumping spider) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019 by JackyF
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019 by JackyF
Ectropis sp. (genus) (An engrailed moth) at Hughes, ACT - 6 May 2019 by JackyF
Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Hughes, ACT - 2 May 2019 by JackyF
Ectropis sp. (genus) (An engrailed moth) at Hughes, ACT - 2 May 2019 by JackyF
Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Apr 2019 by JackyF
Coprinus sp. at Hughes, ACT - 23 Apr 2019 by JackyF
Metura elongatus (Saunders' case moth) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by JackyF
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Apr 2019 by JackyF
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Apr 2019 by JackyF
Catantopini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified grasshopper) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Apr 2019 by JackyF
Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Ectropis bispinaria (Loop-line Bark Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Lampona sp. (genus) (White-tailed spider) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Sarcophagidae sp. (family) (Unidentified flesh fly) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Cebysa leucotelus (Australian Bagmoth) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Comocrus behri (Mistletoe day moth) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Grallina cyanoleuca (Magpie-lark) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Mar 2019 by JackyF

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • 7 Jan 2019 Recorded on
  • JackyF Recorded by
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