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Blue-breasted Fairywren

Malurus pulcherrimus Gould, J 1844

The blue-breasted fairywren, or blue-breasted wren, is a species of passerine bird in the Australasian wren family, Maluridae. It is non-migratory and endemic to southern Western Australia and the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Exhibiting a high degree of sexual dimorphism, the male adopts a brilliantly coloured breeding plumage, with a bright blue crown, ear coverts and upper back, red shoulders, contrasting with a dark blue throat, grey-brown tail and wings and pale underparts. Non-breeding males, females and juveniles have predominantly grey-brown plumage. No separate subspecies are recognised. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Maluridae
Genus:
   Malurus
Scientific:
  Malurus pulcherrimus


Original description

Citation:
  Gould, J 1844

Reference:
   Proc. Zool. Soc. London Part 1, 2 no.136 p. 106

Protonym:
  Malurus pulcherrimus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12862400


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  41FCF19991F5F981

Avibase ID:
  avibase-41FCF199

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/41FCF199


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 560979

Geographic range:

  • Malurus pulcherrimus: SW Western Australia and Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
English:
Blue-breasted Fairywren
Catalan:
malur pitblau
Czech:
modropláštník modroprsý
Danish:
Blåbrystet Alfesmutte
German:
Blaubrust-Staffelschwanz
Spanish:
Maluro Pechiazul
Spanish (Spain):
Maluro pechiazul
Finnish:
siniliuskemaluri
French:
Mérion à gorge bleue
Croatian:
plavoprsi vilinski palčić
Hungarian:
kékbegyű tündérmadár
Italian:
Scricciolo fatato pettoblu
Japanese (romaji):
aomuneo-sutorariamushikui
Japanese:
アオムネオーストラリアムシクイ
Lithuanian:
mėlynkrūtis maluras
Dutch:
Blauwborstelfje
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Praktalvesmett
Norwegian:
Praktalvesmett
Polish:
chwostka świetna
Portuguese:
fadinha-de-peito-azul
Russian:
Синегрудый малюр
Slovak:
zamatovec modroprsý
Serbian:
Plavogrudi vilinski carić
Swedish:
blåbröstad blåsmyg
Ukrainian:
Малюр індиговий
Chinese:
蓝胸细尾鹩莺
Chinese (Traditional):
藍胸細尾鷯鶯


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Mérion à gorge bleue ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Mérion à gorge bleue ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 1st edition:
Blue-breasted Wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements, version 2021:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 3rd edition:
Blue-breasted Wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 4th edition:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 6th edition:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements, version 2015:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements, version 2016:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements, version 2017:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements, version 2018:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Clements, version 2019:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
eBird version 1.50:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
eBird version 1.52:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
eBird version 1.53:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
eBird version 1.54:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
eBird version 1.55:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
eBird version 2015:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
eBird version 2016:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
eBird version 2017:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
eBird version 2018:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
eBird version 2019:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
eBird version 2021:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Blue-breasted Wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Blue-breasted Wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Malurus pulcherrimus
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Malurus pulcherrimus
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Malurus pulcherrimus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Blue-breasted Fairywren ( Malurus pulcherrimus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Malurus pulcherrimus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Malurus pulcherrimus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: malur pitblau
Czech: Modropláštník modroprsý
Danish: Blåbrystet Alfesmutte
German: Blaubrust-Staffelschwanz
English: Blue breasted Fairywren, Blue-breasted Fairywren, Blue-breasted Fairy-wren, Blue-breasted Wren
English, HBW: Blue-breasted Fairy-wren
English (IOC): Blue-breasted Fairywren
English (United States): Blue-breasted Fairywren
Esperanto: Blubrusta maluro
Spanish: Maluro Pechiazul, Ratona Australiana de Pecho Azul
Spanish (Spain): Maluro pechiazul
Spanish (HBW): Blue-breasted Fairywren
Estonian: nõmme-tikksaba
Finnish: Siniliuskemaluri
French: Malure à poitrine bleue, Mérion à gorge bleue
Croatian: plavoprsi vilinski palčić
Hungarian: kékbegyű tündérmadár
Italian: Scricciolo fatato pettoblu, Scricciolo splendente pettoblu
Japanese (romaji): aomuneoasutorariamushikui, aomuneo-sutorariamushikui
Japanese: アオムネオアストラリアムシクイ, アオムネオーストラリアムシクイ
Scientific: Leggeornis lamberti eyrei, Malurus pulcherrimus, Malurus pulcherrimus stirlingi
Lithuanian: Mėlymkrūtis maluras, mėlynkrūtis maluras
Dutch: Blauwborstelfje
Norwegian Nynorsk: Praktalvesmett
Norwegian: Praktalvesmett
Polish: chwostka swietna, chwostka świetna
Portuguese: fadinha-de-peito-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): fadinha-de-peito-azul
Russian: Голубогрудый малюр, Синегрудый малюр, Синегрудый расписной малюр
Slovak: zamatovec modroprsý
Serbian: Plavogrudi vilinski carić
Swedish: blåbröstad blåsmyg, Blåstrupig blåsmyg
Turkish: Çivit göğüslü peribülbülü
Ukrainian: Малюр індиговий
Chinese: 蓝胸细尾鹩莺
Chinese (Traditional): 藍胸細尾鷯鶯

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