Fairy Wren- Female
Only the mother sits on the eggs. The others in the group feed and protect the nestlings once hatched, leaving the mother to lay up to three broods per season. Wrens have relatively weak powers of flight but long legs, so they spend most of their time on the ground or in shrubs, moving in a series of hops as they gather food. They forage in groups - that way, insects disturbed by one bird may fall victim to another. Nest building is done entirely by the female in 3-4 days, using spiders' webs, fine twigs and grass then lined with wool, feathers or animal hair.