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Purple-crowned Fairywren

Malurus coronatus

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A small bird with a long blue tail that is held cocked. Breeding male has a bright purple crown with black eye line and collar. Female has prominent dark, rusty cheek patches. Nonbreeding male has prominent black cheek patches. This species prefers riverside habitat, particularly when it includes Pandanus (screw-palm) and long grassy vegetation.

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