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Information for Lovely fairywren - Malurus amabilis

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Lovely fairywren
Malurus amabilis

Only occurring in north east Queensland and the Gulf country, the Lovely Fairywren is a lively little bird.


Lovely fairywren - Male - Malurus cyaneus - Photo by Alex Pawlow


They tend to live on the edge of rainforest, where they feed on insects as well as (to a lesser extent) seeds, flowers and fruit.

There has been limited study into the life of these birds, but they appear to live in family groups and have territories which they maintain.