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Red-winged Fairy-wren

(Malurus elegans)
Alternate name(s): "Marsh Wren", "Elegant Fairy Wren", "Red-winged Wren", "Graceful Wren"
Aboriginal name(s): "djorrdjilya*", "djodal*"

Size: 14-16 cm
Weight: 8-11 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Red-winged Fairy-wren at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Near-lateral view of a male Red-winged Fairy-wren with its wings and tail fanned, ready for take-off (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Albany, WA, January 2015]

Lateral view of a male Red-winged Fairy-wren hiding in reeds (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Albany, WA, January 2015]

Partly obscured dorsal view of a male Red-winged Fairy-wren (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Albany, WA, January 2015]

Lateral view of a male Red-winged Fairy-wren moulting out of its breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Manjimup, WA, March 2015]

FEMALE

Close-up frontal view of a female Red-winged Fairy-wren (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Manjimup, WA, March 2015]

Different frontal view of a female Red-winged Fairy-wren (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Albany, WA, January 2015]

Lateral view of a female Red-winged Fairy-wren (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Manjimup, WA, March 2015]

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