Taxon profile


Superb Fairywren
Malurus cyaneus (Ellis, 1782)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Passeriformes - perching birds »  family Maluridae - Australasian wrens »  genus Malurus

Scientific synonyms

Motacilla cyanea Ellis, 1782
Motacilla cyanea Latham, 1783

Other names

= Superb Fairy-wren

IUCN category:Least Concern


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Included taxa

Number of records: 6

subspecies Malurus cyaneus ashbyi Mathews, 1912
subspecies Malurus cyaneus cyaneus (Ellis, 1782)
subspecies Malurus cyaneus cyanochlamys Sharpe, 1881
subspecies Malurus cyaneus elizabethae Campbell, 1901
subspecies Malurus cyaneus leggei Mathews, 1912
subspecies Malurus cyaneus samueli Mathews, 1912

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [f61dae45-fef9-4483-86ca-d02615221d27]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Malurus cyaneus (Ellis, 1782)]
Data retrieved on: 31 January 2015
EN Bird Life 5.1 [5192]

Bird Life [] [as Malurus cyaneus (Latham, 1783)]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 3.3 [] [as Malurus cyaneus (Ellis, 1782)]
Data retrieved on: 12 April 2013
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Malurus cyaneus (Latham, 1783)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Malurus cyaneus]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013

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