• Little Corella

    Description The little corella (Cacatua sanguinea), also known as the bare-eyed cockatoo, blood-stained cockatoo, short-billed corella,little cockatoo and blue-eyed cockatoo, is a white cockatoo native to Australia and southern New Guinea.[2] It was known asBirdirra among the Yindjibarndi people of the central and western Pilbara. They would keep them as pets, or traditionally cook and […]

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  • Grey Teal

    Description The grey teal (Anas gracilis) is a dabbling duck found in open wetlands in Australia and New Zealand. This is a mottled brown duck with white and green flashes on its wings. The male and female grey teal share the same colouration, in contrast to the related chestnut teal, whose male and female are […]

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  • Grey Shrike-thrush

    Description The grey shrikethrush or grey shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica), formerly commonly known as grey thrush, is one of the best-loved and most distinctive songbirds of Australasia. It is moderately common to common in most parts of Australia, but absent from the driest of the inland deserts. It is also found in New Guinea. Of medium […]

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  • Grey Fantail

    Description This fantail is mid-to-dark grey or grey-brown above, lighter (often yellowish/orange) below, with a white throat, white markings over the eye, and (depending on the race) either white-edged or entirely white outer tail feathers. It grows to 16 cm (6.3 in) in length, of which half is the tail, which, as the name implies, is often […]

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  • Chestnut Teal

    Description The chestnut teal is darker and a slightly bigger bird than the grey teal.[2] The male has a distinctive green coloured head and mottled brown body. The female has a brown head and mottled brown body. The female is almost identical in appearance to the grey teal. The female chestnut teal has a loud […]

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  • Barn Owl

    Description The barn owl is a medium-sized, pale-coloured owl with long wings and a short, squarish tail. There is considerable size variation across the subspecies with a typical specimen measuring about 33 to 39 cm (13 to 15 in) in overall length, with a wingspan of some 80 to 95 cm (31 to 37 in). Adult body mass is […]

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  • Australian Owlet-nightjar

    Description and habitats The Australian owlet-nightjar is a small to medium-sized owlet-nightjar with grey upper parts and a white, barred front and a distinct dark and pale patterning on the head. In the north of Australia females can also have a rufous morph. The plumage is overall paler in desert populations. It is adapted to […]

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  • Australian Wood Duck

    Description This 45–51 cm duck looks like a small goose, and feeds mostly by grazing in flocks. The male is grey with a dark brown head and mottled breast. The female has white stripes above and below the eye and mottled underparts. Both sexes have grey wings with black primaries and a white speculum. Juveniles are […]

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  • Superb Fairy-wren

    Description  The superb fairywren is 14 cm (5 1⁄2 in) long[26] and weighs 8–13 g (0.28–0.46 oz),[27] with males on average slightly larger than females.[28] The average tail length is 5.9 cm (2 1⁄3 in),[29] among the shortest in the genus.[30] Averaging 9 mm (0.4 in) in subspecies cyaneus and 8 mm (0.3 in) in subspecies cyanochlamys,[27] the bill is relatively long, narrow and pointed and wider […]

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