Pic of the Day – Red-backed Fairywren
Red-backed fairywren

Pic of the Day – Red-backed Fairywren

The venerable Red-backed Fairywren, a common bird around eastern and northern Australia.

It has been a long time between updates on this website, life has a habit of getting in the way, as does Covid. Hopefully moving forward, I can get some regular content happening.

Today I managed to get to my favorite birding spot Oxley Commons Creek.

The red-backed fairywren (Malurus melanocephalus) is a species of passerine bird in the Australasian wren family, Maluridae. It is endemic to Australia and can be found near rivers and coastal areas along the northern and eastern coastlines from the Kimberley in the northwest to the Hunter Region in New South Wales. The male adopts a striking breeding plumage, with a black head, upperparts and tail, and a brightly coloured red back and brown wings. The female has brownish upperparts and paler underparts.


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