To the left is a male Superb Fairy-wren that only exists in the South Eastern Australian Australian mainland and Tasmania.  I took this picture in Tasmania.  On the right is Pickering Brook's answer the Splendid Fairy-wren.  Both are males in their mating plumage which fades in the non mating periods from February to June


The female is much plainer and is seen at left.  The colour of the tail cannot be seen in this picture because of shadow but it is pale blue.  Note the tails cocked in classical wren style.


The White-browed scrubwren seen at right is common in this area. It does not have the colour of its splendid cousin and neither does it have the classical cocked tail.


The Yellow-rumped Thornbill is often seen feeding on the ground in flocks.  They are extremely difficult to photograph because it is impossible to get close to them and they are tiny.  The flash of yellow on the rump seen on the bird at left is the best way of identification.  The bird on the right cooperated for a few fleeting seconds by perching on a nearby shrub.


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