IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Wallace's Fairy-wren


Other common names: Wallace’s Tree-wren/Fairy-wren/Wrenwarbler, Blue-capped Wren


Taxonomy: Todopsis wallacii G. R. Gray, 1862, Vogelkop, New Guinea. Has sometimes been placed in genus Malurus; originally included with Malurus grayi and Malurus cyanocephalus in a separate genus, Todopsis.  Two subspecies recognized.


Male nominate race has crownand nape black with light blue feather tips; black face, white incomplete eyering,  white lanceolate ear- tufts; scapulars and back rusty brown, upperwing brownishgrey, tail brownish; entire  underface white; iris red- brown; bill long, straight and broad, blunty pointed, black with white tip; legs short,  slender, flesh- brown.

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Source: Birds of Papua New Guinea

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