16 July 2013
Superb Fairy Wren (Malarus cyaneus)
In the past few days a family of Superb Fairy Wrens has visited our back garden. There's a male and 2 or 3 females or immature males. Today I managed to catch this fuzzy photo of the male as he hopped amongst some pots in the shade. The photo (apart from being out of focus) doesn't do justice to the blueness of the markings. The specific name "cyaneus" (like cyan) is quite an accurate descriptor.
For sharper photos, more information and the distinctive bird song of the Superb Fairy Wren go to the Birds In Backyards entry.