"Orange-Backed Fairywren

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Subject: "Orange-Backed Fairywren
From: "Lynn Jenkin" <>
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 19:04:09 +1000
Hi all!

Been away for 4 weeks in WA , absolutely fantastic. Trip of a lifetime etc,
but I'll catch up with that later.
Went for a walk on our property today and in one Lantana bush there were
three male wrens all different species! Stunning! Superb Fairy-Wren,
Variegated Fairy-Wren, and Red-backed Fairy-Wren with orange instead of red.
New bird for our place.

Whilst in WA we saw several "crimson " backed Race cruentatus, and I have
seen several Red-backed forms in the past but never on our property. I think
Dungog is about the southern most limit for the Red-backs, correct me if  I
am wrong. The orange was absolutely brilliant. Is this common to see??


Dick Jenkin

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