Tag Archive: Native Wildlife

Dec 10

Red Wattlebird

The Red Wattlebird is a large, noisy honeyeater. The common name refers to the fleshy reddish wattle on the side of the neck. http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/Anthochaera-carunculata

Mar 25

Noisey Miner

Scientific Name:  Manorina melanocephala

Dec 30

Red Wattlebird

Red Wattlebird – http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/Anthochaera-carunculata The red wattlebird is a large (up to 35 cm) grey-brown honeyeater with red eyes, distinctive red wattles either side of the neck and white streaks on the chest and belly, which reveals a bright yellow patch towards the tail. They have highly developed brush-tipped tongues adapted for nectar feeding. The tongue is …

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Dec 25

White-plumed Honeyeater

White-plumed Honeyeater – http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/Lichenostomus-penicillatus The White-plumed Honeyeater is a medium-sized honeyeater with a slightly down-curved bill. Usually gregarious and seen constantly moving from tree to tree with rapid darting movements.

Dec 22

Welcome Swallow

Welcome Swallow – http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/Hirundo-neoxena The Welcome Swallow is metallic blue-black above, light grey below on the breast and belly, and rust on the forehead, throat and upper breast. It has a long forked tail, with a row of white spots on the individual feathers. Welcome Swallows feed on a wide variety on insects. They catch prey in …

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Aug 25

Superb Fairywren

Superb Fairywren – http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/Malurus-cyaneus Adult male Superb Fairy-wrens are among the most brightly coloured of the species, especially during the breeding season. They have rich blue and black plumage above and on the throat. The belly is grey-white and the bill is black. Females and young birds are mostly brown above with a dull red-orange area …

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