Male eclipse of a Superb Fairy-wren

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Araminta
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Male eclipse of a Superb Fairy-wren

This is a male Superb Fairy-wren in the last stages of moulting into eclipse plumage, after his breeding season has finished. Photo was taken this afternoon in my garden. In a few days he will just retain the blue tail and a black beak. (He will look just like the male wren Ms Wombat posted a few days ago, a very good photo that unfortunately is no longer there)

Chris F
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That's amazing M-L that they change so much between seasons.

It explains a lot to this newly hatched bird photographer, never took that much notice of them before this year.

I just assumed that the blue ones had moved somewhere else. enlightened

Chris

Chris F
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Ooohhh - I have one, I have one.

This little fellow looks like he is now starting to change into non-breeding plumage?

Araminta
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winkyes. No wonder, he is sitting on your hot tapewink just kidding, nice one Chris.

M-L

ungb
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Nice post Araminta. Very informative. Spotted this little fella in eclipse plumage at Dights Falls just yesterday.

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