It is quite easy to see these little birds flitting through the bushes but since their preferred habitat is down in among the bushes it is not so easy to get photos of anything except the stems of bushes and a flash of color behind. This is only the second clear photo of a male I have even managed to get and there is still a piece of grass and a shadow across the bird. I have photographed a female several times - she doesn't seem to mind posing for the camera! It is only the mature males that have the brilliant coloring. The younger males are more like the females so there are always lots of little brown birds fluttering through the bushes.
Male Variegated Fairy-wren
Female Variegated Fairy-wren
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