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Purple-crowned Fairy-wren

(Malurus coronatus)
Alternate name(s): "Crowned Superb Warbler", "Lilac-crowned Wren", "Purple-crowned Wren", "Lilac-crowned Fairy-wren", "Mauve-crowned Wren", "Purple-crowned Warbler", "Purple-crowned Wren-warbler"
Size: 14-15.5 cm
Weight: 9-13 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Purple-crowned Fairy-wren at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "coronatus"

ADULT

MALE

BREEDING

Lateral view of a male Purple-crowned Fairy-wren in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Victoria River, NT, July 2018]

Lateral view of a male Purple-crowned Fairy-wren in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Victoria River, NT, July 2018]

Dorsal view of a male Purple-crowned Fairy-wren in breeding plumage; note the purple crown with the black central spot
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Victoria River, NT, July 2018]

Race "macgillivrayi"

This race is also called "Macgillivray's Fairy-wren".

ADULT

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Purple-crowned Fairy-wren; note the rufous ear coverts and the grey cap
(photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) NP, QLD, July 2016]

Frontal view of a female Purple-crowned Fairy-wren; note the rufous ear coverts
(photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) NP, QLD, July 2016]

Dorsal/ventral view of a female Purple-crowned Fairy-wren (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) NP, QLD, July 2016]

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