Electric blue of the fairy-wren

By AG STAFF 2 June 2015
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This bright blue male fairy-wren is one of the more colourful of Australian bird species

Says Mark, an ecologist based in Brisbane: 

“After spending some time enjoying the company of feeding Australian ringnecks at Dryandra Woodland (WA), I was headed back to the vehicle when I notice a group of foraging splendid fairywrens (Malurus splendens). Anticipating their direction of travel, I located myself near some bushes and hoped they might venture close. After a little squeaking to help encourage the birds over, this well coloured male popped up to say hello,” he says.

Mark Sanders is a “naturally obsessed” ecologist from Brisbane. He regularly travels throughout Australia, enjoying the outdoors and its many delights.

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