White wing fairy Wren

To: Louise Sherratt <>, "" <>
Subject: White wing fairy Wren
From: martin cachard <>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:33:16 +0000
hi Louise,

if I were you, I'd head westward from Toowoomba towards either the St Geogre 
area, or more south-west towards the Mungindi/Dirranbandi districts...

I can't think of any particular sites off hand, but once you start to see any 
saltbush, bluebush, or rolly-polly type vegetation by the roadside or nearby to 
it, then I'd check them out.

someone else on here, who lives in or visits these districts more regularly 
than I, may be able to be more specific with a location...

I would learn their call - it's not a hard one to remember, and is a very 
mechanical reel that is very different to Red-backed, Superb and Variegated F/w 

White-winged Fairy-wrens are one of the more abundant songbirds of our inland 
areas nationally, but they do like the above vegetation-types...

and, you will see far more brown birds than bright blue & white ones too!

coming into this time of year, you will encounter many young brown birds, brown 
females, and males in thier brown eclipse plumage too!

but when you find a group of them, hang in there and be patient, because there 
will be a dominant male in his bright blue & white plumage with them 

good luck, and please let me know how you go with it...

martin cachard

trinity beach, cairns, FNQ

****** PS :  if you stuggle to locate some in these districts, then just keep 
driving inland until you do... **********

From: Birding-Aus <> on behalf of Louise 
Sherratt <>
Sent: Tuesday, 17 April 2018 8:42 PM
Subject: White wing fairy Wren

Hi there

I am a photographer searching for the wwfw.... I live in Brisbane and was
wondering where the best place would be to find them. Maybe around the
oakey toowoomba area?


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