Beloved small bird known for its polyamory and shared household labour narrowly beats tawny frogmouth and gang-gang cockatoo in Guardian Australia/Birdlife Australia poll
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The superb fairywren has been voted bird of the year for 2021, narrowly defeating the tawny frogmouth in a nail-biting finish.
The winner of the Guardian Australia/Birdlife Australia poll was announced on Friday after more than 400,000 votes were cast during the 10-day competition.