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Malurus cyaneus

Superb Fairywren at Penrose, NSW

Malurus cyaneus at Penrose, NSW - 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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User'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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Nearby sightings

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Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Penrose, NSW - 21 May 2022 by Aussiegall Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Penrose, NSW - 31 Mar 2022 by Aussiegall Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Penrose, NSW - 1 Jan 2022 by Aussiegall Glycine microphylla (Small-leaf glycine) at Penrose, NSW - 28 Dec 2021 by Aussiegall Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Penrose, NSW - 28 Dec 2021 by Aussiegall Ellopidia sp. (genus) (Leaf Beetle) at Penrose, NSW - 28 Dec 2021 by Aussiegall Tisiphone abeona (Varied Sword-grass Brown) at Penrose, NSW - 9 Dec 2021 by Aussiegall Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Penrose, NSW - 9 Nov 2021 by Aussiegall Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Penrose, NSW - 14 Jan 2021 by Aussiegall Polyscias sambucifolia (Elderberry Panax) at Penrose, NSW - 29 Dec 2020 by Aussiegall Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Penrose, NSW - 28 Sep 2020 by Aussiegall Menura novaehollandiae (Superb Lyrebird) at Penrose, NSW - 6 Feb 2020 by Aussiegall Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Penrose, NSW - 17 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Penrose, NSW - 8 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Penrose, NSW - 12 Sep 2019 by Aussiegall
Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Penrose, NSW - 21 May 2022 by Aussiegall
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Penrose, NSW - 31 Mar 2022 by Aussiegall
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Penrose, NSW - 1 Jan 2022 by Aussiegall
Glycine microphylla (Small-leaf glycine) at Penrose, NSW - 28 Dec 2021 by Aussiegall
Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Penrose, NSW - 28 Dec 2021 by Aussiegall
Ellopidia sp. (genus) (Leaf Beetle) at Penrose, NSW - 28 Dec 2021 by Aussiegall
Tisiphone abeona (Varied Sword-grass Brown) at Penrose, NSW - 9 Dec 2021 by Aussiegall
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Penrose, NSW - 9 Nov 2021 by Aussiegall
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Penrose, NSW - 14 Jan 2021 by Aussiegall
Polyscias sambucifolia (Elderberry Panax) at Penrose, NSW - 29 Dec 2020 by Aussiegall
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Penrose, NSW - 28 Sep 2020 by Aussiegall
Menura novaehollandiae (Superb Lyrebird) at Penrose, NSW - 6 Feb 2020 by Aussiegall
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Penrose, NSW - 17 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Penrose, NSW - 8 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Penrose, NSW - 12 Sep 2019 by Aussiegall

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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

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