South Australian Superb Fairy-wren
Male, eclipse plumage
Murray Mallee Region
Black-backed Fairy-wren
Male, getting breedng colours
 
                      
White-winged Fairy-wren (Malurus leucopterus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Australian Fairy-wren (Maluridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: White-winged Fairy-wren (Malurus leucopterus)
This Photo:     Male

Thank you George Seagull for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
The all blue body on this fellow makes the white of the wings look radiant.

Copyright © 2004-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Nov-2004
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)