|Red-winged Fairy-wren Malurus elegans
|Cheyne Beach, Western Australia
The Red-winged Fairy-wren is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia where it is found in the dense undergrowth of eucalypt forest and in coastal heathlands. It feeds on ants, beetles and spiders.
|This is the largest fairy-wren with silvery blue head, cheek patch and mantle and with pale chestnut shoulder patches. The female, as seen in photo 4, differs from other sympatric female fairy-wrens in having a black bill.|
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