• Eastern Spinebill

    Description   The male eastern spinebill is 13–16 cm (5–6 in) long, and has a long thin downcurved black bill with a black head, white throat with a reddish patch and red iris. It has a brownish-red nape, a grey brown back and pale cinnamon underparts. The dark tail is tipped with white laterally. Females and juveniles […]

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  • Eastern Rosella

    Description The eastern rosella is 30 cm (12 in) long. It has a red head and white cheeks. The beak is white and the irises are brown. The upper breast is red and the lower breast is yellow fading to pale green over the abdomen. The feathers of the back and shoulders are black, and have yellowish […]

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  • Crimson Rosella

    Description Platycercus elegans is a medium-sized Australian parrot at 36 cm (14 in) long, much of which is tail. There are five subspecies, three of which are actually crimson. The red is replaced by yellow in the case of var. flaveolus and a mixture of red, orange and yellow in the Adelaide rosella. Adults and juveniles generally […]

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  • Crested Pigeon

    Description The length of the crested pigeon varies from 30 to 34 centimetres (12 to 13.6 inches). Colouration is grey with tinges of brown and green. It has a feathered but slender, black spike on top of the head. They run with the crest erect. The periorbital skin is bright orange. Wings have black stripes and are […]

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  • Common (Indian) Myna

    Description The common myna is readily identified by the brown body, black hooded head and the bare yellow patch behind the eye. The bill and legs are bright yellow. There is a white patch on the outer primaries and the wing lining on the underside is white. The sexes are similar and birds are usually seen […]

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  • Eastern Koel

    Description The Eastern koel, also known as the Pacific koel or Australian koel in Australia, is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. In Australia, it is colloquially known as the rainbird or stormbird, as its call is usually more prevalent before or during stormy weather. Behaviour The Eastern koel is a brood parasite. In Australia, their […]

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  • Australian Raven

    Description Measuring 46–53 cm (18–21 in) in length with a 100 cm (39 in) wingspan and weighing around 650 g (1.43 lb),[4] the adult Australian raven is an all black-bird with a black beak, mouth and tongue and sturdy black or grey-black legs and feet.[23] The tibia is fully feathered and the tarsus is long, and the feet large and strong.[24] It […]

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  • Australian Magpie

    Description The Australian magpie (Cracticus tibicen) is a medium-sized black and white passerine bird native to Australia and southernNew Guinea. Although once considered to be three separate species, it is now considered to be one, with nine recognisedsubspecies. A member of the Artamidae, the Australian magpie is classified in the butcherbird genus Cracticus and is most […]

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  • Elegant Parrot

    Description The elegant parrot (Neophema elegans) is a species of parrot in the Psittaculidae family. It is endemic to Australia. The elegant parrot is 23 cm (9.1 in) long and predominantly golden olive in colour with a dark blue frontal band line above with lighter blue. while abdomen and vent are yellow. The female is a duller […]

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