• Sacred Kingfisher

    Description The sacred kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus) is a medium-sized woodland kingfisher that occurs in mangroves, woodlands,forests, and river valleys in Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the western Pacific. In New Zealand the species is also known by its Māori name kōtare.[2] It is called “sacred” for it was said to be a holy […]

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  • Red-rumped Parrot

    Description The red-rumped parrot (Psephotus haematonotus), also known as the red-backed parrot or grass parrot, is a common bird of south-eastern Australia, particularly in the Murray-Darling Basin. Red-rumped parrots are slim, elegant, moderate-sized parrots approximately 28 cm (11 in) in length. The male’s plumage is a bright emerald-green with yellow underparts, a brick-red rump and blue highlights […]

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  • Purple-crowned Lorikeet

    Description The purple-crowned lorikeet, Glossopsitta porphyrocephala, (also known as the porphyry-crowned lorikeet, zit parrot, blue-crowned lorikeet, purple-capped lorikeet lory, lorikeet, and purple-capped parakeet) is a lorikeet found in scrub and mallee of southern Australia. It is a small lorikeet distinguished by a purple crown, an orange forehead and ear-coverts, and a light blue chin and […]

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  • Spotted Pardalote

    Description The spotted pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus) is one of the smallest of all Australian birds at 8 to 10 cm in length, and one of the most colourful; it is sometimes known as the diamondbird. Although moderately common in all of the reasonably fertile parts of Australia (the east coast, the south-east, and the south-west corner) […]

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  • Pacific Black Duck

    Description The Pacific black duck (Anas superciliosa) is a dabbling duck found in much of Indonesia, New Guinea,Australia, New Zealand, and many islands in the southwestern Pacific, reaching to the Caroline Islands in the north and French Polynesia in the east. It is usually called the grey duck in New Zealand, where it is also […]

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  • Nankeen Kestrel

    Description The Australian kestrel or nankeen kestrel (Falco cenchroides) is one of the smallest falcons, and unlike many, does not rely on speed to catch its prey. Instead, it simply perches in an exposed position, but it also has a distinctive technique of hovering over crop and grasslands. This bird is thought to be a […]

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  • Musk Lorikeet

    Description The musk lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna) is a lorikeet, one of the three species of the genus Glossopsitta.[2] It inhabits south-central/eastern Australia. The musk lorikeet was first described by ornithologist George Shaw in 1790 as Psittacus concinnus, from a collection in the vicinity of Port Jackson in what is now Sydney. John Latham described it […]

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  • Long-billed Corella

    Description The long-billed corella (Cacatua tenuirostris), or slender-billed corella[2] is a cockatoo native to Australia, which is similar in appearance to the little corella and sulphur-crested cockatoo.[3] This species is mostly white, with a reddish-pink face and forehead, and has a long pale beak, which is used to dig for roots and seeds. It has […]

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  • Little Lorikeet

    Description The little lorikeet (Glossopsitta pusilla) is a species of parrot in the Psittaculidae family. It is endemic to Australia. It is a small parrot, predominantly green in plumage with a red face. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Measuring 15 cm (5.9 in) in length, the […]

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