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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.

  • Rose Robin identified a sighting

    Sighting Stormbird, Channel-billed Cuckoo, Scythrops novaehollandiae

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    Sighted 14 Dec 2017
    Rose Robin 15 December 2017
    Scythrops novaehollandiae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Cuculiformes: Cuculidae: Scythrops: novaehollandiae
    Common Names: Cuckoos, Channel-billed Cuckoo
    Rose Robin says

    Wonderful birds! A little about them: https://soundslikenoise.org/2012/11/03/the-annual-cuckoo-visitation/

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  • Rose Robin added a sighting

    Stormbird, Channel-billed Cuckoo, Scythrops novaehollandiae

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    Sighted 14 Dec 2017
    Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272, Australia

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  • Rose Robin identified a sighting

    Sighting Pigeon, Topknot, Lopholaimus antarcticus

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    Sighted 13 Dec 2017
    Rose Robin 15 December 2017
    Lopholaimus antarcticus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Columbiformes: Columbidae: Lopholaimus: antarcticus
    Common Names: Pigeons, doves, Topknot Pigeon
    Rose Robin says

    Beautiful birds with funny ginger headdress. This one was watching a bird of prey flying overhead. It didn't stay long. As you can see, it was in the top of a very tall tree, hence the strange angle of photography.

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  • Rose Robin added a sighting

    Pigeon, Topknot, Lopholaimus antarcticus

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    Sighted 13 Dec 2017
    Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272, Australia

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  • Rose Robin identified a sighting

    Sighting Kookaburras, Laughing, Dacelo novaeguineae.

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    Sighted 14 Dec 2017
    Rose Robin 15 December 2017
    Dacelo novaeguineae novaeguineae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Coraciiformes: Alcedinidae: Dacelo: novaeguineae novaeguineae
    Common Names: Kingfishers, Hoopoe, Bee-eaters, Rollers, Hornbills, Laughing Kookaburra
    Rose Robin says

    Kookaburra clash! Maybe baby is being told to leave. After the beak wrestling, the one on the left actually grabbed the other one's 'cheek', much to his/her disgust. The nipped one shook his/her head and took off.

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  • Rose Robin described a sighting

    Sighting Kookaburras, Laughing, Dacelo novaeguineae.

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    Sighted 14 Dec 2017
    Rose Robin 15 December 2017
    Tagged With dacelo novaeguineae
    Rose Robin says

    Not sure why the two outer birds in the photo of three are so dirty - we have red dirt here, maybe it stains?

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    Kookaburras, Laughing, Dacelo novaeguineae.

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    Sighted 14 Dec 2017
    Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272, Australia

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  • Daniel Heald identified a sighting

    Sighting Pigeons on Pelican Island

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    Sighted 10 Dec 2017
    Daniel Heald 14 December 2017
    Columba livia
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Columbiformes: Columbidae: Columba: livia
    Common Names: Pigeons, doves, Pigeons, doves
    Daniel Heald says

    Apparently using the scorching sand for a dust bath.

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  • Daniel Heald added a sighting

    Pigeons on Pelican Island

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    Sighted 10 Dec 2017
    154 Arcadia Dr, Shoalwater WA 6169, Australia

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  • Daniel Heald identified a sighting

    Sighting New Pelican Rookeries on Penguin Island

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    Sighted 10 Dec 2017
    Daniel Heald 14 December 2017
    Pelecanus conspicillatus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Pelecaniformes: Pelecanidae: Pelecanus: conspicillatus
    Common Names: Pelican, Australian Pelican
    Daniel Heald says

    Two new nesting areas on the island this year - given the heat, hardly surprising that they were all gaping and fluttering their throats. No sign of those freakish black pelicans from last year though.

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