Eradication efforts unite to preserve fairy-wren population
Indigenous rangers and the Department of Agriculture and Food have been working with pastoralists to eradicate ornamental rubber vine (Cryptostegia madagascariensis) growing along the river banks at Mount ...
Review lobbies for closer look at management techniques
A review paper advocates studying the presence of wrens (Maluridae) in local landscapes to assess the ecological soundness of land management practices.
Study shows fairy-wrens learn to drive off cuckoos from their neighbors
Low-pitched song indicates fairy-wren size
A male fairy-wren's low pitch song indicates body size, a new international study has shown.
Pitch perfect: How fairy-wrens identify other species' alarm calls
When you're a 10-gram fairy-wren living with the constant threat of being killed and eaten it's important to stay alert, and understanding which calls of other species signal danger can help you stay one ...
Fairy-wren babies need password for food
It's always a good idea to listen to your mother, but that goes double for baby fairy-wrens even before they are hatched.
Birds found to put more energy into current brood when ill
Fairy wrens: Accountants of the animal kingdom
A puzzling example of altruism in nature has been debunked with researchers showing that purple-crowned fairy wrens are in reality cunningly planning for their own future when they assist in raising other ...
For the birds
Kristine Preston steps softly onto UC Irvine's Ecological Preserve, 62 acres of cheerful wildflowers and sweet-smelling sage scrub tucked above University Hills.