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Shane the Splendid Fairy Wren
About this creation
Firstly apologies for my inactivity here recently! I have been very busy with "life"

I'd like to Introduce a new bird for the series of Birds from Oceana.

Shane the Splendid Fairy Wren. Named by one of my fans on Facebook) www.facebook.com/LegoBirds

Please support the LEGO Bird Project on CUUSOO lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/16897

Description:
The breeding plumage of the male is predominantly blue, varying from cobalt-blue in the east of its range to violet-blue in the west.It has black bands at the base of the tail (absent in the violet-blue birds), across the breast and from the beak, through the eyes to join a band across the back of its neck. Its crown and cheek patches are paler blue. Wings and long tail are brown with a blue wash. His beak is black and his legs and feet are brown-grey. In non-breeding plumage, called eclipse, he is very similar to the female, being pale brown above and buff to white underneath although he retains the blue wash on wings and tail. The female does not have the blue wash on her wings, but does have a reddish-tan line from beak to eye that extends into a ring around her eye. Her beak is reddish-tan.

Similar species:
The male in breeding plumage is quite distinct but in eclipse he is similar to the males of other fairy-wrens in eclipse. A faint wash of blue on male wings during eclipse distinguishes this species from others. The female is similar to females of other fairy-wren species, but has a bluer tail than most.

Where does it live?
Distribution:
These birds are widely distributed across Australia in two areas. One area is from about Shark Bay south through WA, through SA except the coast to about the Flinders Ranges and the southern and central parts of NT. The eastern area include SA from the Flinders Ranges, the far north-western tip of Vic, NSW east to about Moree and Balranald and south central Qld.

Habitat:
These birds live in arid to semi-arid areas, in mostly dense shrublands or woodlands of acacia, and mallee eucalypt with dense shrubs.

Seasonal movements:
These birds are mostly sedentary, defending a territory all year, but the younger females may disperse to another territory. In some areas they are semi-nomadic, depending on local conditions.

What does it do?
Feeding:
Like most of the fairy-wrens, Splendid Fairy-wrens eat mostly insects and forage on both the ground and in shrubs. They live in groups which forage together.

Breeding:
The Splendid Fairy-wren female builds an oval domed nest of dry grass, strips of bark and rootlets, with an entrance two thirds of the way up one side. The female is the only member of the group to incubate the eggs, but all members of the group feed the chicks.

Living with us
As with so many species, clearing of habitat is a major negative impact for the Splendid Fairy-wren. Cats and foxes also prey on them and they are often hit by vehicles as they are not strong fliers.











Thanks for all your support so far. Many many more birds to come :-)



Comments

 I like it 
  June 28, 2013
This is a Splendid looking Fairy Wren. Very cute indeed. Certainly looks the part. Well done.
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  June 17, 2013
ravishingly beautiful!
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  May 25, 2013
Very cute! Fantastic work mate!
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  May 24, 2013
Itīs the Tweet-y-bird!
DeTomaso Pantera
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Emerald Knight
  May 23, 2013
a lovely addition to the aviary !>.....well done
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  May 23, 2013
I love birds, and I think these are amazing! great job!
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  May 23, 2013
The Bird Man has returned! Nice work!
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  May 23, 2013
Lovely creation. He looks like he is shaking his tail :D
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  May 23, 2013
Fantastic bird. >Eric
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  May 23, 2013
Great to have you back Tom! This is lovely, and what a splendid name! :-)
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  May 23, 2013
very nice!
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  May 23, 2013
20 more, eh? This should be good. Just like Shane!
 I like it 
  May 23, 2013
Lovely!
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  May 23, 2013
Boom! Good to have you back. Another lovely bird, although not my favourite from your complete catalogue. 4 smilies : )
 I made it 
  May 23, 2013
Quoting Lego Builders Well done. Should we brace ourselves, in anticipation of 20 posts? ;-) -LB Jr.
haha maybe! I won't bombard you with them all at once though, I still need to take pictures which is a daunting task!
 I like it 
  May 23, 2013
Well done. Should we brace ourselves, in anticipation of 20 posts? ;-) -LB Jr.
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  May 23, 2013
its so cute! and beautiful!
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  May 23, 2013
It's beautiful! I like the way you did the tail
 I made it 
  May 23, 2013
Quoting David Roberts What a splendid creation! The information is fascinating to read, though it's sad to read that they're not so good at flying and a bit vulnerable. I like the way that this MOC is perched, was it difficult to balance?
Hey David! Great to hear from you! He wasn't difficult to perch but he wasn't very well behaved when I was trying to stand him without the perch haha
 I made it 
  May 23, 2013
Quoting Vibor Cavor Back to birds, eh? Very nicely done. It looks cute as a button! :)
Thanks Vibor! I never really stopped building birds, I've just been too busy to post them. I have 20 more to post ;-)
 I like it 
  May 23, 2013
What a splendid creation! The information is fascinating to read, though it's sad to read that they're not so good at flying and a bit vulnerable. I like the way that this MOC is perched, was it difficult to balance?
 I like it 
  May 23, 2013
Back to birds, eh? Very nicely done. It looks cute as a button! :)
 I like it 
  May 23, 2013
another beautiful bird! well done :)
 
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