Definition of fairy wren in English:

fairy wren


  • A small Australian songbird with a long cocked tail, the male of which has partly or mainly blue plumage.

    • ‘If a chick of Horsfield's bronze-cuckoo hatches in a superb fairy wren nest and heaves out the rightful chicks, about 40 percent of mother fairy-wrens desert the nest.’
    • ‘Their hosts include weaverbirds and sunbirds in Africa and Asia, as well as fairy wrens and thornbills in Australia.’
    • ‘Then a fairy wren blundered through the kitchen door, turning the cottage into a house trap for birds.’