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Splendid Fairywren

Malurus splendens (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830)

The Splendid Fairywren (Malurus splendens), also known simply as the Splendid Wren or more colloquially in Western Australia as the Blue Wren, is a passerine bird of the Maluridae family. It is found across much of the Australian continent from central-western New South Wales and southwestern Queensland over to coastal Western Australia. It inhabits predominantly arid and semi-arid regions. Exhibiting a high degree of sexual dimorphism, the male in breeding plumage is a small, long-tailed bird of predominantly bright blue and black colouration. Non-breeding males, females and juveniles are predominantly grey-brown in colour; this gave the early impression that males were polygamous as all dull-coloured birds were taken for females. It comprises several similar all-blue and black subspecies that were originally considered separate species. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Maluridae
Genus:
  Malurus

Scientific:
  Malurus splendens

Citation:
  (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830)

Reference:
  Voy.AstrolabeZool. p.197 AtlasOis. pl.10 fig.1

Protonym:
  Saxicola splendens

Avibase ID:
  391EA6CB4F70C90F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/391EA6CB

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560980

Geographic range:

  • Malurus splendens: southern Western Australia (Shark Bay to Esperance and Laverton)
English:
Splendid Fairywren
Catalan:
malur esplèndid
Czech:
modropláštník modrofialový
Danish:
Pragtalfesmutte
German:
Türkisstaffelschwanz
Spanish:
Ratona Australiana Franjeada
Finnish:
australiansinimaluri
French:
Mérion splendide
Hungarian:
tengerkék tündérmadár
Italian:
Scricciolo azzuro splendente
Japanese (romaji):
murasakio-sutorariamushikui
Japanese:
ムラサキオアストラリアムシクイ
Lithuanian:
Blizgusis maluras
Dutch:
Prachtelfje
Norwegian:
Indigoalvesmett
Polish:
chwostka wspaniala
Portuguese:
Carriça-australiana-azul
Russian:
Блестящий расписной малюр
Slovak:
zamatovec tyrkysový
Swedish:
Praktblåsmyg
Ukrainian:
Малюр лазуровий
Chinese:
辉蓝细尾鹩莺
Chinese (Traditional):
輝藍細尾鷯鶯


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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements 1st edition:
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Malurus [splendens, callainus or melanotus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Catalan: malur esplèndid
Czech: modropláštník modrofialový
Danish: Pragtalfesmutte
German: Türkisstaffelschwanz
English: Banded Blue Wren, Banded Wren, Splendid Fairywren, Splendid Fairy-wren, Splendid Fairywren (nominal form), Splendid Fairywren (nominate), Splendid Wren
Esperanto: Splenda maluro
Spanish: Ratona Australiana Franjeada
Estonian: türkiis-tikksaba
Finnish: Australiansinimaluri
French: Mérion splendide, Mérion splendide (nominal), Mérion splendide (nominale), Mérion splendide (race nominale), Mérion splendide (splendens)
Hungarian: tengerkék tündérmadár
Italian: Scricciolo azzuro splendente
Japanese (romaji): murasakio-sutorariamushikui
Japanese: ムラサキオアストラリアムシクイ
Scientific: Malurus splendens, Malurus splendens aridus, Malurus splendens splendens, Saxicola splendens
Lithuanian: Blizgusis maluras
Dutch: Prachtelfje
Norwegian: Indigoalvesmett
Polish: chwostka wspaniala, chwostka wspaniała
Portuguese: Carriça-australiana-azul
Russian: Блестящий расписной малюр
Slovak: Zamatovec tyrkysový
Swedish: Praktblåsmyg
Ukrainian: Малюр лазуровий
Chinese: 辉蓝细尾鹩莺
Chinese (Traditional): 輝藍細尾鷯鶯

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