Malurus (Malurus) cyaneus (Ellis, 1782)

Superb Fairy-wren

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The male Superb Fairy-wren has bright breeding plumage with blue and black head, black throat, and grey-white underside. Females and young birds are mostly brown above with a dull reddish area around the eye and a brown bill. Females have a brown tail with greenish tinge, whilst young have plain brown tail. ... source: OZ Animals

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Record a Sighting


Compiled distribution map

Occurence records map



Biodiversity Heritage Library

Content and maps have been accessed from Atlas of Living Australia ( and Birdlife Australia (