South Australian Superb Fairy-wren
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Perching Birds (Passeriformes)|
|Family:||Australian Fairy-wren (Maluridae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||South Australian Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus ssp leggei)|
|This Photo:||Male, eclipse plumage|
Thank you Fubberpish for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
More formal looking than the splendid; like wearing a grey suit with a black & sky blue scarf and cap.
Non-breeding males, juvenile males and females can be hard to differentiate. Adult Males have black beaks, females have orange/red beaks.
Kristen Messenger said "males have black eyelashes while females have chestnut".