Degustation in the wren family

On Sunday afternoon I spent a fascinating hour observing our nesting Superb Fairy-wrens in the front garden. This species is renowned for cooperative breeding, however, in this case there appears to be only two parents. Both were involved in delivering a series of morsels to the nestlings tucked away in the saltbush. The selection was rich and varied – spiders, moths, insect larvae, wasps and flying ants were all on the menu.

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Male Superb Fairy-wren with a meal, Wyndham Street Newstead, 1st November 2015.

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One response to “Degustation in the wren family

  1. Amazing variety of morsels, shows how important a healthy environment is.

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