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australian birds

  1. Australian Magpies

    Australian Magpies

    I think this is an adult magpie teaching its young one the art of survival or telling it, it is time to go. When you have backyard birds it's amazing what you get to see.
  2. Striated Heron / Mangrove Heron (juv.)

    Striated Heron / Mangrove Heron (juv.)

    A juvenile Striated Heron (Mangrove Heron, Little Heron or Green-backed Heron) at the City Reach Boardwalk, Brisbane River, in Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia.
  3. Australasian Figbird / Green Figbird (♂)

    Australasian Figbird / Green Figbird (♂)

    A male Australasian Figbird vocalizing under a tree in Rubyvale. This male is the “green” variant which has a more greenish breast. There is also a “yellow” variant (Sphecotheres flaviventris) which can be seen more in the north of Queensland (for example Port Douglas or Cairns). (I only have a...
  4. Pied Oystercatcher / Australian Oystercatcher

    Pied Oystercatcher / Australian Oystercatcher

    I filmed this Australian Oystercatcher in the early morning at the north east coast of Heron Island while he was continuously calling.
  5. Brown Cuckoo-Dove / Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove

    Brown Cuckoo-Dove / Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove

    I filmed this Brown Cuckoo-Dove or Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove on my last day in Brisbane, Queensland, in the Brisbane State Forest in Australia.
  6. Orange-footed Scrubfowl

    Orange-footed Scrubfowl

    You can see these Orange-footed Scrubfowls north of Queensland in Port Douglas and Cairns region. Besides Rainbow Lorikeets, Green Orioles and other birds you can also hear the Peaceful Dove.
  7. Pacific Reef Herons

    Pacific Reef Herons

    I saw this pair of Pacific Reef Herons, a light morph and a dark morph, on the north east coast of Heron Island. Besides the Pacific Reef Herons you can also hear a high pitched call which is the call from an Australian Oystercatcher.
  8. White-winged Chough

    White-winged Chough

    I noticed this White-winged Chough at a freeway service station near Emeral, Central Highlands Region, in Queensland, Australia. This was the first time I have seen this bird, and this bird is one of the two Australian mud-nest builder species. The second one is the Apostlebird. The white “under...
  9. Australian Ringneck (Mallee)

    Australian Ringneck (Mallee)

    I found a flock of 4 individuals and surprisingly they were quite OK with my presence, as I hid behind a tree. They heard the camera noise and I was fairly certain the had seen me but they were content to remain on their respective perches. I had seen the species on 3 other occasions but this...
  10. White-browed Woodswallow

    White-browed Woodswallow

    My second favourite photo I have ever taken. This is a female White-browed Woodswallow. What a fantastic day this was. The Woodswallows had just arrived, en masse, in the National Park near Bendigo. They were very busily courting and pairing up and it was just a delight to watch them. I love...
  11. Red-capped Robin (male)

    Red-capped Robin (male)

  12. Rainbow Lorikeet

    Rainbow Lorikeet

    This beautiful bird was munching mulberries while I was chatting with the the magpies and butcherbirds. He called out to me, but would only show me his head for a sec before ducking back in the thick branches. I grabbed the camera and gently spoke to him for a few minutes and he came out and posed.
  13. Black Swan, Australia

    Black Swan, Australia

  14. Little Wattlebird call

    Little Wattlebird call

    Called really loud - hic caah! Had his mate nearby when flying from tree to tree with me in pursuit, but she always hid.
  15. Perch fit for a pelican

    Perch fit for a pelican

    Sewage pipe is big enough for pelicans to perch near Adelaide Airport
  16. Black-backed (Little) Bittern

    Black-backed (Little) Bittern

    Very difficult bird to see, but patience can be rewarded in summer. Recently split from Eurasian species.
  17. Hooded Robin

    Hooded Robin

    A rare western species, Sundown National Park, where this image was taken is on the edge of it's range.
  18. White-browed Woodswallow

    White-browed Woodswallow

    This is a rare species in our area, however during the drought last winter, flocks of thousands passed through SE Qld.
  19. White-breasted Woodswallow

    White-breasted Woodswallow

    Continuing with woodswallows, this is the commonest in our area. see http://www.aviceda.org for more digiscoped birds
  20. Male Regent Bowerbird

    Male Regent Bowerbird

    Another shot of a very handsome bird.