Red backed fairy-wren


Occurring much less frequently than its cousin the superb fairy wren the red backed fairy-wren is the smallest of all Australia’s the fairy wrens, measuring a mere 11.5cm and weighing between 5 and 10 grams.

It is found north of Port Stephens in NSW all the way through Queensland the Northern Territory and as far south as Cape Keraudren in northern West Australia.

They enjoy a wide variety of habitats but i have mostly observed them close to the coast in areas of bush with low shrubs.They are rarely still for long and are one of my favorite Australian birds!

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