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Chenorhamphus campbelli



  • Black head and face
  • Light blue stripes on brow and over ears
  • Turquoise ear tufts
  • Black crown
  • Pale turquoise supercilium
  • Powdery sky-blue ventral surface
  • Tawny-brown mantle
  • Deep grey-blue lower back
  • Tawny-brown upper tail coverts
  • Blue-greyish-brown tail
  • Black-brown iris
  • Black bill
  • Grey feet

Female: similar to male

  • White lower breast and belly
  • Pale tawny-rufous crissum


Australasia: found in south-eastern New Guinea.


This is a monotypic species.
Formerly considered conspecific with Broad-billed Fairywren.
Formerly placed in genus Malurus.


Swampy hill forest.



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  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Avibase
  4. publish.csiro

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