Alice Springs Desert Park

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The spectacular blue coloration of the Splendid Fairy-wren (Malurus splendens) is a sight to behold. The brilliant blue colouration is the breeding plumage of the male of the species.

This small bird is found mainly in the semi-arid and arid regions of Australia and can often be seen roaming wild through the park.

Images © Ausemade PL

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Maluridae
  • Genus: Malurus
  • Species: M. splendens
  • Binomial name: Malurus splendens

Footnote & References

  1. Fairywren Project, eBird Australia,