superb fairy-wren

/səpɜb ˈfɛəri-rɛn/ (say suhperb 'fairree-ren)

a small bird, Malurus cyaneus, the adult male in breeding plumage having bright blue feathers on the crown and upper back, while the female is brown; widely distributed throughout south-eastern coastal areas of Australia.
Also, superb blue wren.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Superb Fairy-wren — Taxobox name = Superb Fairy wren status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref = [IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=50687|title=Malurus cyaneus|downloaded=9 May 2006] image width = 250px image caption = Male in breeding… …   Wikipedia

  • superb fairy-wren — puikusis maluras statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Malurus cyaneus angl. superb fairy wren vok. Prachtstaffelschwanz, m rus. прекрасный расписной малюр, m pranc. mérion superbe, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrieji… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • fairy wren — ▪ bird also called  Blue Wren, or Superb Warbler,    any of the 14 species of the Australian genus Malurus of the songbird family Maluridae (sometimes placed in the warbler family Sylviidae). These common names, and bluecap, are given… …   Universalium

  • Splendid Fairy-wren — Taxobox name = Splendid Fairy wren status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref = [IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=50688|title=Malurus splendens|downloaded=19 October 2007] image caption = A male Splendid Fairy wren… …   Wikipedia

  • Variegated Fairy-wren — Taxobox name = Variegated Fairy wren status = LC status system = IUCN3.1 status ref = [IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=50689|title=Malurus lamberti|downloaded=09 May 2006 Database entry includes justification for why this… …   Wikipedia

  • Red-winged Fairy-wren — Taxobox name = Red winged Fairy wren image width = 220px image caption = Male in nuptial plumage, Margaret River, Western Australia status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref = [BirdLife International 2004.… …   Wikipedia

  • White-winged Fairy-wren — Taxobox name = White winged Fairy wren image caption = ssp. leuconotus Coolmunda Dam, nr Inglewood, Qld status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref =IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=50686|title=Malurus… …   Wikipedia

  • Superb Fairywren — Male in breeding plumage subspecies cyaneus …   Wikipedia

  • Superb — Things known as Superb include:*Škoda Superb car *HMS Superb, nine Royal Navy ships*Several species of birds: **Superb Bird of Paradise **Superb Fairy wren **Superb Fruit Dove **Superb Lyrebird **Superb Parrot **Superb Pitta **Superb Starling… …   Wikipedia

  • Blue wren — is a colloquial name used to refer to several species of wren:*Superb Fairy wren, found in southeastern Australia *Splendid Fairy wren, found in southwestern Australia …   Wikipedia

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