Saturday, August 19, 2006

National Geographic, everybody

Eric made a post on this bird before. Today, I again stumbled across an article on this dimunitive creature in wikipedia.

superb fairy wren!!

"The Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus) is the best-known of all fairy-wrens, and in south-eastern Australia is frequently known simply as the blue wren. Superb Fairy-wrens occupy wide range of habitat types, and are found in almost any area that has at least a little dense undergrowth for them to shelter in, including grasslands with scattered shrubs, moderately thick forest, woodland, heaths, and domestic gardens." [more]


Gee, i never know this birdie has such a glamourous name. My friends and I (to be specific CQ and I) just conveniently call it "bot chiao" for the simple reason that it resembles a 'bot'. Well, if u don't know what it means, ask any cool Hokkien people.

We didnt mean to be perverted. In fact, we are people with impeccable manners, thus will not relegate ourselves by saying something totally meaningless. We have our reasons..

"It is notable that fairy-wrens are socially monogamous and sexually promiscious: pairs will bond for a long time, but mate with other individuals. Young are often raised not by the pair alone, but with other males who also mated with the pair's female assisting."

That's all for today. I am glad to carry out the noble task of educating you folks. Blogs out.