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The male is an astonishing, iridescent blue with dramatic Zorro-like markings. The female is a very un-splendid brown.

Description: Male and female Splendid Fairy Wrens have different coloured feathers. Males are mostly blue with a black band across their back and head. Females are a brown, fawny colour with a blue tail.

Diet: Splendid Fairy Wrens are carnivores and eat a variety of insects.

In the wild: Breeding takes place mainly from September to January. When looking for a mate, the male Splendid Fairy Wren turns an iridescent blue.

There are three different varieties of Splendid Fairy Wren that live in three areas of Australia. Where the varieties meet, they breed with each other.

Did you Know?

Adult Splendid Fairy Wrens feed their young a different diet from what they would eat themselves.

Precinct
Birds of the South-west
Scientific Name
Malurus splendens
Conservation Status
Not Evaluated
Body Length
11.5–13.5 cm
Weight
Class
Bird
Incubation
13–16 days
Number of Eggs
2–4
Distribution
South-western, central and inland eastern Australia
Habitat
Heathy woodland, mulga and mallee forests
Region
Australia

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