Thursday, November 26, 2015

Tasmania's Blue Fairy Wren

More Correctly - Superb Fairy Wren Malurus Cynaneus - photo with kind permission from Graeme Chapman
Passionate ornithologist, Graeme Chapman, formerly of the CSIRO's Division of Wildlife, has kindly allowed me to reproduce one of his photos here, since I had such difficulty getting a photo of these cheeky little birds  while at Narawntapu. They have a very interesting life story too, one I wasn't aware of until I read about it on Graeme's website. Nor was I aware that there were so many varieties.

See Graeme's main website www.graemechapman.com.au for exceptional  photos and a wealth of information on Australia's amazing birds.You can even hear the birdcalls they make.

In 2004, Graeme was awarded the John Hobbs medal for his work with amateur ornithologists, especially Birds Australia which has now become www.birdlife.org.au/

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