|Male and Female Superb Fairy-wrens. Photo from Wikimedia Commons|
They are common in urban parks and gardens, and can be seen in small social groups. These groups normally consist of one dominant male and several females and young birds. Male Superb Fairy-wrens have been labelled as 'the least faithful birds in the world'. Females may be courted by up to 13 males in half an hour, and 76% of young are sired by males from outside the social group.
In the spring they build a dome-shaped nest of grasses and other fine material. It is usually placed in a low bush and is constructed by the female. The female incubates the eggs alone, but both sexes feed the young. Other members of the group will also help with the feeding of the young. The Superb Fairywren mainly eats insects and supplements its diet with seeds.