National Geographic : 1945 Oct
The National Geographic Magazine "5 X Even among Colorful Wild Flowers, Red-backed Wrens Are "Standouts" Perched on sweet-scented pink, or mountain, boronia, the cheerful Red-backed Fairy Wren (left, male upper) shows off its vivid markings. Toward the end of the breeding season the red of the males may fade to orange through exposure and wear. This wren's range is chiefly coastal in eastern and northern Australia. A closely allied race of Northern Territory is the Crimson-backed Fairy Wren (pair at right, male above), of a deeper red and more compact feathering.