Variegated Fairy-Wren: Copley

Adult breeding male, Malurus lamberti ssp assimilus

The male breeding Variegated Fairy-Wren, seen in the scrub surrounding Copley, is distinguished by a black breast, purple-tinged mantle, and ear tufts that are always lighter in colour than the cap. The non breeding male is a similar colour to female with a black bill.

Non breeding male