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- Malurus cyaneus
Resident in small
numbers. A very small bird with a long, cocked tail. Male in breeding
plumage has bright blue crown, face and back, black eye-line and nape,
very dark blue breast. Female is brown with red-brown bill and around
eye, underparts pale. Non-breeding male is like female, but with black
bill, blue tail. Travel in family groups, often on ground or in shrubs,
also forage in lower canopy.
Voice: brisk, accelerating
trilling, quiet contact calls.
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