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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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  • 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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  • Willie Wagtail

    Description An adult willie wagtail is between 19 and 21.5 cm (7.5–8.5 in) in length and weighs 17–24 g (0.6–0.85 oz), with a tail 10–11 cm (approx 4 in) long. The short, slender bill measures 1.64–1.93 cm (around 0.75 in),[9] and is tipped with a small hook.[27] This species has longer legs than other fantails, which may be an adaptation to foraging on […]

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  • Silvereye

    Description A small bird 11 to 13 cm in length and around 10 g in weight, it has a conspicuous ring of white feathers around its eye. There are a number of plumage variations depending on the sub-species. Generally it has olive-green wings and either a grey or olive-green back, a lighter coloured throat – yellow or […]

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  • Red-whiskered Bulbul

    Description The red-whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) is a passerine bird found in Asia. It is a member of the bulbul family. It is a resident frugivore found mainly in tropical Asia. It has been introduced in many tropical areas of the world where populations have established themselves. It feeds on fruits and small insects and […]

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  • Red-browed Finch

    Description The red-browed finch (Neochmia temporalis) is an estrildid finch that inhabits the east coast of Australia. This species has also been introduced to French Polynesia. It is commonly found in temperate forest and dry savannah habitats. It may also be found in dry forest and mangrove habitats in tropical region. The species is distinguished […]

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  • House Sparrow

    Description The house sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a bird of the sparrow family Passeridae, found in most parts of the world. A small bird, it has a typical length of 16 centimetres (6.3 inches) and a mass of 24–39.5 grams (0.85–1.39 ounces). Females and young birds are coloured pale brown and grey, and males have […]

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  • Eastern Yellow Robin

    The eastern yellow robin (Eopsaltria australis) is an Australasian robin of coastal and sub-coastal eastern Australia. The extent of the eastern yellow robin’s residence is from the extreme southeast corner of South Australia through most of Victoriaand the western half of New South Wales and north as far as Cooktown. Tropical Northern Queensland birds are […]

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