Red-backed fairywren

Red-Backed Fariywren male on a log

Red-Backed Fariywren male on a log

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Male Red-backed Fairywren (Malurus melanocephalus). I chose correctly when I waited for this fellow to hop onto this fallen tree branch after it finished hunting for insects on the ground – he almost filled the frame and in nice light. Oxley Creek Common, Rocklea, Queensland, Australia. Nikon D500 + Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 1/640sec | f/7.1 | ISO 1400 | 690 mm (effective focal length)

Red-backed Fairywren (Malurus melanocephalus) (male) on a fallen tree branch

Red-backed Fairywren (Malurus melanocephalus) (male) on a fallen tree branch

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Red-backed Fairywren (Malurus melanocephalus) (male) on a fallen tree branch. I waited for this little guy to come up from feeding on the ground to this log and for a change it went to script – he almost filled the entire frame! Oxley Creek Common, Rocklea, Queensland, Australia.

Ready to Pounce

Ready to Pounce

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A Red-backed Fairy-wren (male) poised ready to spring into action. These birds form very tight family units, they sing with a beautiful voice that sounds louder than you’d expect from such a tiny bird and are always enjoyable to watch going about their little lives. Oxley Creek Common, Rocklea, Queensland, Australia. NIKON D500 + Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 1/640 @ f/7.1 ISO 3200 @ 750 mm (effective FL)

Photographer: Mick McKean

Photographer: Mick McKean

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Red-Backed Fairy Wren (female).
Oxley Creek Common, Rocklea, Queensland, Australia.

 

Photographer: Mick McKean

Photographer: Mick McKean

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This male Red-Backed FairyWren is displaying his full red "saddle" of back feathers, most of which are usually tucked away and hidden under the black feathers. This is a display for his hareem of ladies, they are able to do this in an instant with a slight shake and "poof" - look out ladies...

 

Photographer: Ian Wallace

Photographer: Ian Wallace

Driving through the Atherton Tablelands countryside I noticed little birds on the fences here and there. I stopped at the next bird, and this is what it was. My camera, a Nikon D5100, was set on auto at the time, and I quickly snapped 3 or 4 pics. Then he vanished.

Photographer: Eric Tadina

Photographer: Eric Tadina

This is a Red-backed Fairywren moulting into non-breeding plumage

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