In the Park
In Centennial Park, the Superb Fairy-wren is most often seen feeding on the edges of playing fields or lawns close to dense vegetation into which they can rapidly disappear at any approach of danger.
Their natural predators are generally the larger birds we see in the park, Australian Magpie, Pied Currawongs, Laughing Kookaburra, etc. as well as cats, dogs, foxes, and rats. Members of the superb ‘family’ will often run, crouched low with wings spread and making alarm calls, to distract a predator from the nest site.
If you want to keep these cute little birds safe, make sure to keep your pets at a safe distance. You can also encourage them to visit your garden at home, by planting several native shrubs close together to form dense, protective thickets.
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