Biodiversity Month

Published on 12 September 2019

Superb Fairywren

With its vivid blue-and-black feathers, the male Superb Fairywren is one of the more stunning and recognisable of our native birds.

Unfortunately, the species – once common in parks and gardens – appears to have started disappearing from urban areas, often replaced with more aggressive species such as noisy miners.

It’s believed the birds have moved away as dense cover and low shrubs – which the Fairywrens need for food, shelter and nesting – have been removed from urban environments.

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