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splendid fairy wren

splendid fairywren in outback australia

Splendid fairy wren, Malurus splendens IMG 5268 - This tiny bird, with its sparkling metallic blue tail and wings, added an unexpected splash of colour to the landscape near Redbank Gorge in the West MacDonnell Ranges.  These spectacular and rugged ranges lie to the west of the central Australian town of Alice Springs, with Redbank Gorge being a popular tourist destination in this outback region of the Australian Northern Territory.

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