Known as the Superb Fairy Wren for its stunning blue plumage, this little Australian feathered friend is striking in appearance and brings joy to those who glimpse its electric blue feathers as it flitters here and there. It has recently been voted Australia’s favourite bird.
This little male is perched amongBanksia serrata blossoms. A member of the Proteaceae family, it is also known as the Old Man Banksia — named after the naturalist Sir Joseph Banks, it was one of the original specimens he collected in Botany Bay on the first voyage to the Pacific on Captain Cook’s Endeavour in 1770.
The spotted pardalote Pardalotus punctatus is one of the tiniest Australian birds. It is also know as the peep-wren or diamond bird. It is rarely seen but often heard twittering high in the tops of gum trees.
This pardalote sits amidst the snow white blossom of the Eucalyptus cinerea or Argyle Apple favoured by florists around the world for its distinctive foliage.