We've spent the week trying to get some pictures of the local wrens in
Brisbane. Its a great feeling, knowing that a pretty big colony is
right in the middle of a smallish city forest, tightly packed in
many potential predators including what appears to be a nesting
raptors (still to be ID'd as Goshawks or Collared sparrowhawks),
drongos, Pied & grey butcherbirds..
They have a nice habitat, consisting of a lantana undergrowth that
well into the forest, with vines growing all over it, and some tall
that kind of joins the pockets of lantana.
We were surprised to find that the `colony' consists of both red
fairy wrens and variegated fairy wrens, at differing levels of
many interesting hybrid feather colourings in the young males.
They are very active right now, and gathering dry grass and
their nests. here are some pics for anyone who loves wrens like we do:
1. Immature Red backed fairy wren:
2.His Mate collecting bits for her nest:
3.Immature Variegated fairy wren, with just few blue facial feathers:
4. Adult Male variegated fairy wren:
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