This oval-shaped dome, constructed of grasses, hidden among the thick native grasses within the Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve at Highfields, South East Queensland, is the nest of the female Variegated Fairy-wren (Malurus lamberti).
The Male Variegated Fairy Wren was close-by and I observed the female coming in and out of the well camouflaged round grassy nest.
Variegated Fairy Wrens feed on small insects and seeds, which they usually find around the bases of thick shrubs. These beautiful little birds are often located on the northern side of the bushland reserve, where the grasses are thicker.
|Female Variegated Fairy-Wren in the nest at Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve, Highfields, 18/09/15|