Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Red backed fairy wren

The Red backed fairy wren is a communal bird like a fair number of the wrens here in Australia and it is not an uncommon site to see a male bird with several females. Red backed fairy wrens are normally found in small thickets, shrubs and heavily grassed or tussock areas these small birds are predominantly found on or close to ground level and are happy to just hop along the ground turning over the leaf litter in search of insects and their larvae.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Blue crane

The White faced heron is also referred to as the Blue crane. This is a wading bird that can be found throughout Australia. White faced herons are found either singularly or in pairs. The White faced heron can be found wading in the shallows of virtually every creek, river system of coastal or inland Australia and on lakes or inland dams, this is the species most often encountered within Australia in the heron family.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Blue faced honeyeater

Blue faced honeyeater's are a very distinctive bird and one of the easiest of all the honeyeater's to identify due to its colouring around the eye's and ears. The Blue faced honeyeater is often found in the company of the Noisy miner and Rainbow Lorikeet. These are all birds that are found within local parks and suburban gardens as well as a variety of different local bushland and farmland settings.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

White-breasted woodswallow

The White-breasted woodswallows that are found in my local area are seen close to our river this is a salt water river and these birds flourish and are in quite good numbers. These White-breasted woodswallows are often seen in pairs or small groups of up to several individuals, although in some areas it is believed that the White-breasted woodswallow can form larger groups of up to 100 birds

Yellow tailed black cockatoo

Yellow tailed Black Cockatoo's are a very large bird and they have a personality that is as large as their size with a call that matches their stature The Yellow tailed Black cockatoo can grow to almost 70cm in length. Anyone who gets a chance to spend any time with these Birds walks away from the experience very impressed indeed. The Yellow tailed black cockatoo feed on wood Larvae from Eucalypt and Banksias and are very fond of the seed cones of the Banksias, as you can see from one of these Photo's. The Yellow tailed Black Cockatoo's are a bird that is often used as a sign of impending rain and can be quite reliable at times.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Rufous fantail

Rufous fantails are a petite dainty small fantail and are not nearly as common as their cousin the Grey fantail  although their range and habitat can at times overlap and one can be in the company of the other. The Rufous fantail is a very distinct bird with reddish brown rump and eye brow markings.

Little corella

What can be really said about the Little Corella, well this is one really noisy, outrageous and cheeky bird. The Little Corella is a small cockatoo of around the 38cm range and both sexes are of a similar size and appearance.