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Bird-life

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Australia has about 800 species of bird, ranging from the tiny 8 cm Weebill to the huge, flightless Emu. In most gardens around Australia you will find an abundance of birds visiting flowers, singing in trees and sometime building nests. Many people are keen bird watchers and photographers. Come along and join this project to display the wonderful world of Birds.

  • Joshua Holden identified a sighting

    Sighting 'Solstice Love'

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    Sighted 20 Jun 2017
    Joshua Holden 20 June 2017
    Grallina cyanoleuca
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Passeriformes: Monarchidae: Grallina: cyanoleuca
    Common Names: Flycatchers, Magpie-lark
    Joshua Holden says

    Pee Wee pair watch sunrise

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  • Joshua Holden added a sighting

    'Solstice Love'

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    Sighted 20 Jun 2017
    Frenchville QLD 4701, Australia

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  • David Francis described a sighting

    Sighting Winter morning bath for young gentleman

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    Sighted 19 Jun 2017
    David Francis 20 June 2017
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    David Francis says

    Looks like a Pied Currawong.

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  • Joshua Holden identified a sighting

    Sighting Winter morning bath for young gentleman

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    Sighted 19 Jun 2017
    Joshua Holden 19 June 2017
    Cracticus mentalis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Passeriformes: Cracticidae: Cracticus: mentalis
    Common Names: Butcherbirds, Magpies, Currawongs, Black-backed Butcherbird
    Joshua Holden says

    Getting ready for breeding season, by bathing, in garden

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  • Joshua Holden added a sighting

    Winter morning bath for young gentleman

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    Sighted 19 Jun 2017
    Frenchville QLD 4701, Australia

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  • Simon Ong identified a sighting

    Sighting Little Button-quail

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    Sighted 12 Jun 2017
    Simon Ong 18 June 2017
    Turnix velox
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Turniciformes: Turnicidae: Turnix: velox
    Common Names: Buttonquail, Little Buttonquail
    Simon Ong says

    One of a pair. Both scurried away as I approached but one of them accidentally ran into a ring of spinifex and was trapped for a few seconds, so I could snap the photos.

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    Little Button-quail

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    Sighted 12 Jun 2017
    State Route 4, Petermann NT 0872, Australia

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  • Rose Robin identified a sighting

    Sighting Oriental Cuckoo, Cuculus saturatus, with huge caterpillar

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    Sighted 10 Jan 2006
    Rose Robin 17 June 2017
    Cuculus Cuculus optatus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Cuculiformes: Cuculidae: Cuculus Cuculus: optatus
    Common Names: Cuckoos, Oriental Cuckoo
    Rose Robin says

    A rare sighting, this bird zoomed in like a bird of prey, landed high in a eucalypt and snatched a huge caterpillar, possibly a White-stemmed Gum Moth, Chelepteryx collesi.

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  • Rose Robin added a sighting

    Oriental Cuckoo, Cuculus saturatus, with huge caterpillar

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    Sighted 10 Jan 2006
    Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272, Australia

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  • Tamara Leitch identified a sighting

    Sighting Small shorebirds Charadrius bicinctus, thanks Tamara, moved stealthily near Tathra

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    Sighted 9 Jun 2017
    Tamara Leitch 15 June 2017
    Charadrius bicinctus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Charadriiformes: Charadriidae: Charadrius: bicinctus
    Common Names: Plovers, dotterels, lapwings, Double-banded Plover
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