Favourite Australian Birds: Part Two [Index]
"Our most favourite birds"
Australian Birds are very sort after
Our most favourite bird. It is very typical of Australia to have a bird whose laughter can be heard all over the country.
Aboriginal legend tells us that the laugh of the morning Kookaburra tells the sun to lighten the sky and at night the laugh puts it out.
Maggie! The Black and White beauty - They black sleek bodies with a flash of white. They eat insects and scavenge for other food often left by humans.
Our "Chatty" Cockatoo
Noisy but nice - The Aussie Cockatoo is a larger all white parrot with a dark bill and has a bright yellow crest which makes the bird stand out and is popular as a pet. Cockatoo's live just about all over Australia, but usually remain in same area all year round.
Colourful and bright are the Lorrikeet! Red, Blue, Orange, Greens and Yellow - Birds don't come much more colourful than the Aussie lorikeet. Loveable, Playful birds that eat fruit, vegetables and nectar, they are very messy eaters.
"The pelican - its bill can hold more than its belly can!" A more beautiful bird in flight and landing on water you will never see.
They are white with flashes of black in there wings and tail. You will find them in most coastal areas in Australia.
"Bowerbirds another bird that is native to Australia" Called the Bower Bird because of its facination with decorating its bower with anything blue, before plactic came along the bird would collect bule flowers or feathers, now days blue bollet caps milk bottle tops and blue straws among othert things are collect
"The lyrebirds are only found in Australia" They are know as the worlds best mimicing bird. They are able to mimic just about any sound and do so when calling for females.
The Wedgetailed Eagle
"The Australian Wedgetailed Eagle" - Australias largest eagle, in comparision to the American bald eagle the wedgetail is slightly larger.
In Australia there are many birds of prey one of the smallest is the Nankeen Australian Kestrel.
"What a bird!" The Cassowary; stands up to 2 metres tall, the bird has a heavy coarse black stranded feathers, and brigt red and blue on its throught its slender head and neck. It is trully one of Australia's most spectacular flightless birds.
The Australian Emu
"Fast on it's feet!" The Emu is able to get up to running speeds of 50 Km per hour and has stides of 3 meters in length.
The bird is brownish in colour and one of Australia's most spectacular flightless birds.