23/08/2019

Tilley Swamp in the Coorong Reserve

Tilley Swamp is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located in the state's south-east about 199 kilometres south-east of the state capital of Adelaide and about 55 kilometres north of the municipal seat of Kingston SE

Went looking for these tiny and very beautiful little Southern Emu Wrens, was so very lucky to see a beautiful pair of birds going about their day.

Male Southern Emu-wren  Stipiturus malachurus  Maluridae  The Southern Emu-wren is one of Australia’s smallest birds. A fully-grown emu-wren may reach 19 centimetres long, but its elongated tail feathers comprise about two-thirds of this, making the bird’s body a mere 6 centimetres or so long. The bird gets its name from its tail feathers, which look rather similar to the feathers of an emu.  The Southern Emu-wren is a tiny bird with a long (10 cm) filamentous tail, made up of six feathers, which is usually held upright.

Male Southern Emu-wren Stipiturus malachurus
Maluridae

The Southern Emu-wren is one of Australia’s smallest birds. A fully-grown emu-wren may reach 19 centimetres long, but its elongated tail feathers comprise about two-thirds of this, making the bird’s body a mere 6 centimetres or so long. The bird gets its name from its tail feathers, which look rather similar to the feathers of an emu.

The Southern Emu-wren is a tiny bird with a long (10 cm) filamentous tail, made up of six feathers, which is usually held upright.

Female Southern Emu-wren  Stipiturus malachurus  Maluridae

Female Southern Emu-wren Stipiturus malachurus
Maluridae

Southern Emu-wren  Stipiturus malachurus  Maluridae

Southern Emu-wren Stipiturus malachurus
Maluridae

Southern Emu-wren   Stipiturus malachurus  Maluridae

Southern Emu-wren

Stipiturus malachurus
Maluridae

Southern Emu-wren   Stipiturus malachurus  Maluridae

Southern Emu-wren

Stipiturus malachurus
Maluridae

Southern Emu-wren   Stipiturus malachurus  Maluridae

Southern Emu-wren

Stipiturus malachurus
Maluridae

Male Superb Fairy-wren  Malurus cyaneus  Maluridae

Male Superb Fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus
Maluridae

Juvenile Superb Fairy-wren  Malurus cyaneus  Maluridae

Juvenile Superb Fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus
Maluridae

Superb Fairy-wren   Malurus cyaneus  Maluridae

Superb Fairy-wren

Malurus cyaneus
Maluridae

Superb Fairy-wren   Malurus cyaneus  Maluridae

Superb Fairy-wren

Malurus cyaneus
Maluridae

Superb Fairy-wren   Malurus cyaneus  Maluridae

Superb Fairy-wren

Malurus cyaneus
Maluridae

Australian Pied Oystercatcher   Haematopus longirostris  Haematopodidae

Australian Pied Oystercatcher

Haematopus longirostris
Haematopodidae

Australian Pied Oystercatcher   Haematopus longirostris  Haematopodidae

Australian Pied Oystercatcher

Haematopus longirostris
Haematopodidae

Was a great day and even found this Pied Oyster-catcher on the way home at a rest break on the Coorong.

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