Red-backed fairywren

Photographer: Mick McKean

Photographer: Mick McKean

Website: www.mmpi.biz/Galleries/Birds/Portfolio-Birds

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

 

Photographer: Mick McKean

Photographer: Mick McKean

Website: www.mmpi.biz/birds

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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