Odd Fairy-wren

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Subject: Odd Fairy-wren
From: John Clifton-Everest <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 12:46:57 +1000
Following my little report on our trip to the Macquarie Marshes, would
anyone on the list have comment on an odd Fairy-wren we encountered
there?  This bird was in the Phragmites at the Monkeygar Creek
crossing.  The head-markings and coloration there where those of a
typical male Superb, but the entire wings, including all of the
primaries were jet-black, as black as the nape of its neck.  Very good
views were had.  This could hardly be a moult-stage (?)   Was it just an
John Clifton-Everest

Associate Professor John M. Clifton-Everest
Department of Germanic Studies
University of Sydney
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