Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday: Superb Fairy-wren

Earlier this year while visiting Werribee Open Range Zoo, I captured some Superb Fairy-wrens flitting around the place. They are very flighty little birds and quite difficult to capture at the best of times.

Below are two young males. The one on the left is a immature male in non-breeding plumage, between 1-2 years old. The one on the right is an immature male molting out of breeding plumage, between 2-4 years old. This is the first time I have photographed immature male Superb Fairy-wrens so I was quite excited.

This adult male was quite elusive and difficult to capture very clearly.

This adult male was much more agreeable. I was able to get a few shots of him posing nicely in the sunlight.



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11 comments:

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful shots!

TexWisGirl said...

i wouldn't hesitate to vote these the cutest birds in the world. :)

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots of this pretty bird..

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful!

Margaret Adamson said...

yes they are very flighty and not wasy to photograph but you did it very well

mick said...

Great photos and I also find them hard to capture. If they would only sit still for just a moment!!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Love your last photo Liz. They are gorgeous birds aren't they.

Marie C said...

They are absolutely wonderful! great job photographing them! They are just beautiful and your shots show them perfectly.

Adam Jones said...

What a stunning looking bird. I love it.

miss-cherry said...

Cudne !!!

Stewart M said...

Great shots - these fast movers are a real challenge.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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