Fairy-wrens (Maluridae)

Red-winged Fairy-wren (Malurus elegans) - HBW 12, p. 520

French: Mérion élégant German: Silberkopf-Staffelschwanz Spanish: Maluro Elegante
Other common names: Red-winged Wren

Taxonomy: Malurus elegans Gould, 1837, Swan River, south-west Australia.
Part of the “chestnut-shouldered group”, which includes also M. amabilis, M. lamberti and M. pulcherrimus. Protein data indicate that present species is most closely allied to last of these. Monotypic.

Distribution: Forested SW corner of Australia.

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