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Malurus cyaneus

Superb Fairywren at Penrose

Malurus cyaneus at Penrose - 29 Oct 2019
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Identification history

Malurus cyaneus 21 Dec 2019 BLSHFour
Malurus cyaneus 21 Dec 2019 Aussiegall

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Author's notes

Male and female observed. They built a nest in the Port wine magnolia but no sign of babies so I feel the bird may have been attacked by a larger bird

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BLSHFour wrote:
   21 Dec 2019
The above comment is not significant. This bird is extremely disloyal to its partner and both mate with each other and other birds in the area and the female lays eggs in her own nest and any other available nest. It is an example of indiscriminate breeding and gene pool dissemination common in birds.
Aussiegall wrote:
   21 Dec 2019
OK thanks, didn't think of that

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Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Penrose - 14 Jan 2021 by Aussiegall Polyscias sambucifolia (Elderberry Panax) at Penrose - 29 Dec 2020 by Aussiegall Elaeocarpus reticulatus (Blueberry Ash) at Penrose - 2 Dec 2020 by Aussiegall Kunzea ambigua (Tick Bush) at Penrose - 17 Nov 2020 by Aussiegall Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Penrose - 21 Oct 2020 by Aussiegall Kennedia rubicunda (Dusky Coral Pea) at Penrose - 18 Oct 2020 by Aussiegall Clematis aristata (Old man's beard) at Penrose - 11 Oct 2020 by Aussiegall Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Penrose - 28 Sep 2020 by Aussiegall Limnodynastes dumerilii (Eastern Banjo Frog) at Penrose - 18 Jul 2020 by Aussiegall Meliphaga lewinii (Lewin's Honeyeater) at Penrose - 13 Jun 2020 by Aussiegall Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Penrose - 25 Apr 2020 by Aussiegall Menura novaehollandiae (Superb Lyrebird) at Penrose - 6 Feb 2020 by Aussiegall Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Penrose - 29 Jan 2020 by Aussiegall Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Penrose - 17 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at Penrose - 13 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Penrose - 8 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Penrose - 8 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Penrose - 8 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Penrose - 8 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall Kunzea capitata (Pink Kunzea) at Penrose - 19 Oct 2019 by Aussiegall Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Penrose - 12 Sep 2019 by Aussiegall Menura novaehollandiae (Superb Lyrebird) at Penrose - 20 May 2019 by Aussiegall Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Penrose - 26 Mar 2019 by Aussiegall Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Penrose - 5 Feb 2019 by Aussiegall
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Penrose - 14 Jan 2021 by Aussiegall
Polyscias sambucifolia (Elderberry Panax) at Penrose - 29 Dec 2020 by Aussiegall
Elaeocarpus reticulatus (Blueberry Ash) at Penrose - 2 Dec 2020 by Aussiegall
Kunzea ambigua (Tick Bush) at Penrose - 17 Nov 2020 by Aussiegall
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Penrose - 21 Oct 2020 by Aussiegall
Kennedia rubicunda (Dusky Coral Pea) at Penrose - 18 Oct 2020 by Aussiegall
Clematis aristata (Old man's beard) at Penrose - 11 Oct 2020 by Aussiegall
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Penrose - 28 Sep 2020 by Aussiegall
Limnodynastes dumerilii (Eastern Banjo Frog) at Penrose - 18 Jul 2020 by Aussiegall
Meliphaga lewinii (Lewin's Honeyeater) at Penrose - 13 Jun 2020 by Aussiegall
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Penrose - 25 Apr 2020 by Aussiegall
Menura novaehollandiae (Superb Lyrebird) at Penrose - 6 Feb 2020 by Aussiegall
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Penrose - 29 Jan 2020 by Aussiegall
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Penrose - 17 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall
Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at Penrose - 13 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Penrose - 8 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Penrose - 8 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Penrose - 8 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall
Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Penrose - 8 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall
Kunzea capitata (Pink Kunzea) at Penrose - 19 Oct 2019 by Aussiegall
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Penrose - 12 Sep 2019 by Aussiegall
Menura novaehollandiae (Superb Lyrebird) at Penrose - 20 May 2019 by Aussiegall
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Penrose - 26 Mar 2019 by Aussiegall
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Penrose - 5 Feb 2019 by Aussiegall

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 29 Oct 2019 02:35 PM Recorded on
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