Malurus cyaneus

Superb Fairywren at Fyshwick, ACT

Malurus cyaneus at Fyshwick, ACT - 11 Oct 2023
Malurus cyaneus at Fyshwick, ACT - 11 Oct 2023
Malurus cyaneus at Fyshwick, ACT - 11 Oct 2023
Malurus cyaneus at Fyshwick, ACT - 11 Oct 2023
Malurus cyaneus at Fyshwick, ACT - 11 Oct 2023
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Identification history

Malurus cyaneus 12 Oct 2023 Liam.m
Malurus cyaneus 12 Oct 2023 JimL

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I keep circling around options for this one. My head says it is a Superb Fairy-wren by shape, but the head just doesn’t seem to meet any colouration that seems right. Also appears a little bigger than the little fluff balls. I might be putting too much thought into it. Not the best focus and heavy crop also.

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Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot) at Fyshwick, ACT - 18 Jun 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Fyshwick, ACT - 18 Jun 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Hydromys chrysogaster (Rakali or Water Rat) at Fyshwick, ACT - 16 Jun 2023 by RodDeb
Poodytes gramineus (Little Grassbird) at Fyshwick, ACT - 13 May 2023 by RodDeb
Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Fyshwick, ACT - 24 Apr 2023 by JimL
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Fyshwick, ACT - 24 Apr 2023 by JimL
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Fyshwick, ACT - 24 Apr 2023 by JimL
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Fyshwick, ACT - 23 Apr 2023 by JimL
Cisticola exilis (Golden-headed Cisticola) at Fyshwick, ACT - 23 Apr 2023 by KaleenBruce
Ptilotula penicillata (White-plumed Honeyeater) at Fyshwick, ACT - 23 Apr 2023 by KaleenBruce
Bubulcus coromandus (Eastern Cattle Egret) at Fyshwick, ACT - 16 Apr 2023 by TomW
Stictonetta naevosa (Freckled Duck) at Fyshwick, ACT - 9 Apr 2023 by TomW
Ardea alba (Great Egret) at Fyshwick, ACT - 9 Apr 2023 by RodDeb

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