Rare, white fairy-wren photographed in western Victoria

Photographer Wendy Bernhardt was in the right place at the right time to capture this rare, white superb fairy-wren.
By Australian Geographic September 25, 2019 Reading Time: < 1

PHOTOGRAPHER Wendy Bernhardt had heard rumours that there was a white fairy-wren around certain parts of western Victoria, and after a few weeks, she managed to come across it.

Based on the length of the tail feather, the bird is a superb fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus) with leucism, and most likely male.

See the images below.

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Read more: A guide to Australia’s fairy-wrens

Video: Mark Eatwell