• Common Starling

    Description The common starling (Sturnus vulgaris), also known as the European starling, or in the British Isles just the starling, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the starling family, Sturnidae. It is about 20 cm (8 in) long and has glossy black plumage with a metallic sheen, which is speckled with white at some times of year. The […]

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  • Zebra Finch

    Description The zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata [formerly Poephila guttata]),[2] is the most common estrildid finch of Central Australia and ranges over most of the continent, avoiding only the cool moist south and some areas of the tropical far north. It can also be found natively in Indonesia and East Timor. The bird has been introduced to […]

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  • Tawny frogmouth

    Description  The tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a species of frogmouth native to Australia that is found throughout the Australian mainland and Tasmania. Tawny frogmouths are big-headed stocky birds often mistaken for owls due to theirnocturnal habits and similar colouring. The tawny frogmouth is sometimes incorrectly referred to as “mopoke”, a common name for the […]

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  • Pallid Cuckoo

    Description The pallid cuckoo (Cacomantis pallidus) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is found in Australia, Christmas Island,Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. Its egg weighs about 3.9g and it incubates for about 13 days.[2] It is […]

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  • Golden whistler

    Description The Australian golden whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) is a species of bird found in forest, woodland, mallee, mangrove and scrub in Australia (except the interior and most of the north)[2] and in mountain forest in the Snow Mountains in the Papua Province of Indonesia.[3] Most populations are resident, but some in south-eastern Australia migrate north […]

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  • Flame Robin

    Description The flame robin (Petroica phoenicea) is a small passerine bird native to Australia. It is a moderately common resident of the coolest parts of south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Like the other two red-breasted Petroica robins—the scarlet robinand the red-capped robin—it is often simply called the robin redbreast. Like many brightly coloured robins of the […]

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  • European Goldfinch

    Description The European goldfinch or goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), is a small passerine bird in the finch family that is native to Europe, North Africa and western Asia. It has been introduced to other areas including Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay. The goldfinch has a red face and a black-and-white head. The back and flanks are […]

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  • Common Bonzewing

    Description The common bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) is a species of medium-sized, heavily built pigeon.[2] Native to Australia and one of the country’s most common pigeons, the common bronzewing is able to live in almost any habitat, with the possible exception of very barren areas and dense rainforests.[3] Males of the species have pale-yellow to yellow-white […]

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  • Australian Brush-turkey

    Description The Australian brushturkey or Australian brush-turkey (Alectura lathami), also frequently called the scrub turkey or bush turkey, is a common, widespread species of mound-building bird from the family Megapodiidae found in eastern Australia fromFar North Queensland to Illawarra in New South Wales. The Australian brushturkey has also been introduced to Kangaroo Islandin South Australia. […]

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