|Southern Emu-wren Stipiturus malachurus
|Cheynes Beach, Western Australia
The Southern Emu-wren is distributed near the coasts of Australia in both the south-west and the south-east up to 950 metres in the Great Dividing Range. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in coastal heaths, swamps and scrubland.
|The outstanding feature is the extremely long tail consisting of 6 emu-like feathers with very few barbs and
barbules which is normally held erect. The male, seen here in photo 1, has a blue bib and blue above the eye which is lacking in the female of photos
2 and 3.
The voice is high-pitched and can be difficult to hear.
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