Mixed Fairy-wren group

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Subject: Mixed Fairy-wren group
From: Hannah Busch <>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 17:21:54 +1000
On my regular walk along Police Creek (Gladstone QLD) this morning, I was 
pleased to note that Red-backed Fairy-wrens have returned (they have taken off 
for a while after their nesting site was sprayed and the grass died).  Upon 
their return, they seemed to have picked up a female Superb Fairy-wren. There 
were 5 females in a group, one of which had a very distinct rufous eye band. 
Below is a link of two grab shots I managed, one of each species. 

Two questions for the group: 1. Can someone please confirm the ID of what I 
have called the Superb Fairy-wren? and, 2. Is it a common occurrence to find 
two species of Fairy-wrens within a group?

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