National Geographic : 1945 Oct
Pastel Wrens from "Down Under" © National Geographic Society Painting by .N\\ . isicy Fairy Wrens of Australia Grace Sprays of Native Flowers Thirteen species of these wrens, with numerous races, are distributed over the island continent. Best known is the pert and friendly Blue Fairy Wren (left, male perched above female on fuchsia heath), which is at home in city parks and gardens in southeastern Australia and Tasmania. The Splendid Fairy Wren (right, male below female on blossoming Leschenaultia) frequents coastal regions of southwestern Australia and arid regions eastward toward the Stirling Range. Those living in the drier sections are much paler in color.