Wildlife Trekker
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Wildlife Trekker

Young male and adult female Superb Fairy-wrens (Copyright Anthony Overs)

The Superb Fairy-wren

The role of a young bird as a helper

The Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus) is an iconic Australian bird. It is a much loved little bird, it is reasonably common in many parts of south-eastern Australia, particularly in urban environments, and it can be quite confiding.

The Superb Fairy-wren took the title of Australian Bird of the Year for 2021, in a poll run by The

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Anthony Overs

Anthony Overs

Australian. Varied interests including music, wildlife (especially birds), food, baseball, taekwondo, drums. Person living with Parkinson’s.