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Superb Fairy Wren (Blue Wren)
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Posted By: Cee Cee, 01-25-2017, 04:34 AM

Male Blue Wren, followed this guy around for quite some time before he abliged


Male & Female, these birds looked very young so more likely brother & sister than a pair

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01-25-2017, 05:03 AM   #2
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A lovely couple of captures Colin. Very well taken mate.
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Very nice....
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Very nice, indeed. Wrens were everywhere when I grew up in Southern Illinois, but I never saw a blue one. Are these guys limited to your part of the world?

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A lovely couple of captures Colin. Very well taken mate.
thanks for the kind words pjv, cheers

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Very nice....
thanks Norm, nice of you to say so, cheers

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Very nice, indeed. Wrens were everywhere when I grew up in Southern Illinois, but I never saw a blue one. Are these guys limited to your part of the world?

Jer
thank you Jer, yes these are native to Australia, we have quite a few different types of Fairy Wrens with mainly variations in colour, the Blue Wren or more correctly called the "Superb Fairy Wren" is found in the South Eastern part of the country, cheers
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Well done. Nice looking bird.
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Good job there mate.
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Superb indeed.

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I like the second one with the pair. Excellent.
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in the South Eastern part of the country, cheers
Great pics Colin - wrens are a challenge for patience and equipment- good job
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Nice shots. Only a breeding male has the blue colouring . Young males and other males in the area have the same brown colour as the females, but I suspect your pair is a male and female. They are both very nice shots but I really like the near identical poses in the second one.
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Well done. Nice looking bird.
thank you for your comments, cheers

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Good job there mate.
thanks gmans much appreciated, cheers

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Superb indeed.
thank you so much, cheers

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I like the second one with the pair. Excellent.
thanks Aussie Trev, appreciate the comments, cheers

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Great pics Colin - wrens are a challenge for patience and equipment- good job
thank you Arjay Bee, you're not wrong there, these are cropped in a little, cheers

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Nice shots. Only a breeding male has the blue colouring . Young males and other males in the area have the same brown colour as the females, but I suspect your pair is a male and female. They are both very nice shots but I really like the near identical poses in the second one.
thank you PJ1, I didn't know that but somehow feel I should have , that's usually the way it works in nature, so perhaps they are a pair, there was a group of about 8-10 birds feeding on the insects in the leaves & grass. They all looked relatively small even for wrens which made me think they were young, the one on the branch was a bit larger/plumper, cheers
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G'Day Cee Cee,

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so perhaps they are a pair.
Probably, you make me a little jealous with that shot. I haven't managed to get a pair in one shot yet.

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there was a group of about 8-10 birds feeding on the insects in the leaves & grass.
Again a little jealous, I mostly see two or three at a time.

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They all looked relatively small even for wrens which made me think they were young
They are small, about the size of my thumb. The juvenile male has the body colouring of the female but has a blue tail and is missing the orange flash around the eye.

The female is quite pretty in her own right and not as skittish as the male.

The male can have a single partner or a harem but I don't know how big.

Below, Juvenile male, Male at the start of the breeding season, Female showing off. (K3, Bigma @ 500, ~F8)
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thanks for the taking the time to comment and the info alfa75ts, it's a good day when you learn something
the shot of the female is wonderful. You are right they are very pretty little birds, somewhat overshadowed by the flashy males.
cheers.
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