National Geographic : 1945 Oct
Pastel Wrens from "Down Under" © National Geographic Society paintingg uy .N. \\. layley Saucy Midgets Flash Chestnut Epaulets Scrub and heath lands across tropical northern Australia are enlivened by pairs or family groups of the quite common Lovely Fairy Wren (left-hand couple, male below). Perched among rosy blossoms of the Geraldton waxflower is a pair of Blue-breasted Fairy Wrens (at right, male above). This striking dweller among thickets of small gum trees in the interior of southwestern Australia is secretive and therefore difficult to observe. One may attract the female by imitating the call of a young bird in distress.