Adult male Fairy-wrens are among the most brightly coloured of the wren species, especially during the breeding season. These coloured males are often accompanied by a band of brown “jenny wrens” assumed to be a harem of females, but a proportion of the assumed harem are males which have not yet attained their breeding plumage.
This is my version of a “jenny wren”. A male Superb Fairy-wren not yet ready to attain his breeding plumage. He is a member of my repertoire of Happy Wrensday oil paintings, a collection of small paintings in celebration of our beautiful unique Australian wrens.
Thank you to wildlife photographer Kimberly Wormald – Lirralirra for graciously providing the reference photo for this oil painting and also for naming this little fellow “Banksia Fairywren”
Unframed – 16cm x 22cm (6.2″ x 8.6″)
Framed – 22cm x 28cm (8.2″ x 10.6″)
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