Blue Lawn Designs
Splendid Blue Fairywren on plywood
There are four recognised subspecies of Splendid Blue Fairywrens (Malarus splendens) in Australia including M. s. splendens in Western Australia. Nests are made of loosely woven grasses and spider webs and have a domed shape, close to the ground and well-concealed in thick and thorny vegetation. Young birds remain in the family group as helpers for a year or more, feeding and caring for subsequent broods before moving to another group.