Australian Birds

Stock Photography By Greg C Grace

Australia has some of the most beautiful, unique and intriguing birds - from the multi-colour 'gouldian finch' to the 'laughing kookaburra', or the bold and beautiful 'splendid wren'. Australian parrots come in a diverse range of sizes and colours, and there are a wide variety of honeyeaters, birds of prey, finches, egrets, owls, and cranes.

Laughing Kookaburra,
Laughing Kookaburra, 'Dacelo
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Barking Owl
Barking Owl 'Ninox connivens'
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Regent Parrot
Regent Parrot
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Red-backed Kingfisher
Red-backed Kingfisher
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Rainbow Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet
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Pied Heron
Pied Heron
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The Eastern Rosella, Platycercus eximius
The Eastern Rosella,
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Sulfur-crested cockatoo
Sulfur-crested cockatoo
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Laughing Kookaburra, Dacelo novaeguineae, South Australia
Laughing Kookaburra, Dacelo
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Wedgetail eagle
Wedgetail eagle
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White-faced Heron
White-faced Heron
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Superb blue wren
Superb blue wren 'Malurus
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Sea Eagle
Sea Eagle 'Haliaeetus
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Hooded Parrot, psephotus dissimilis
Hooded Parrot, psephotus
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Striated Pardalote
Striated Pardalote 'Pardalotus
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Spotted Pardalote
Spotted Pardalote
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Rainbow Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet
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Lovely fairy-wren,
Lovely fairy-wren, 'Malurus
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Sacred Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher
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Tri-coloured nun
Tri-coloured nun 'Lonchura
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Mistletoebird, male
Mistletoebird, male 'Dicaeum
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Emu,
Emu, 'Dromaius novaehollandiae'
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Superb blue wren,
Superb blue wren, 'Malurus
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Rainbow Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet 'Trichoglossus
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The Australian Magpie
The Australian Magpie
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Star Finch
Star Finch 'Neochmia
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Strated Pardalote, Pardalotus striatus
Strated Pardalote, Pardalotus
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Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis
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Rufous Whistler, South Australia
Rufous Whistler, South
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Hooded Robin
Hooded Robin
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King Parrot
King Parrot 'Alisterus
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Image Details for Australian Birds

1. Laughing Kookaburra, 'Dacelo novaeguineae'. Dacelo novaeguineae is one of the four known species of kookaburras or Halcyonidae family from Australia and New Guinea. Commonly known as the laughing kookaburra, its call is a deep echoing or cackling, like human laughter. Kookaburras are of the Coraciiformes Order of terrestrial kingfishers.

2. Barking Owl 'Ninox connivens' close-up. The Barking Owl 'Ninox connivens' also known as the 'Winking Owl is a nocturnal bird species native to Australia and some parts of Papua New Guinea. It has a distinct voice that can range from a barking dog-like noise to a shrill or high pitched scream. They live in forests or woodland areas that have large trees for roosting and nesting.They are attracted to water and choose to live near rivers.

3. Regent Parrot. The Regent Parrot is a med-large bird of the Psiiacidae family. Males have tawny green plumage with yellow wing patches, whereas the female is predominately yellow. Regents are found throughout southeastern to southwestern Australia in woodlands, eucalyptus groves and subtropical forests. They feed mainly on seeds and native grasses.

4. Red-backed Kingfisher 'Todiramphus pyrrhopygius'. The Red-backed Kingfisher 'Todiramphus pyrrhopygius' is a species of kingfisher also known as tree kingfishers. It has electric-blue wings, an aqua head cap. Its red back is really more of a chestnut or red-brown. It is found across much of the continent of Australia, mainly inhabiting drier regions. They feed largely on invertabrates, small reptiles, and small aquatic animals.

5. Rainbow Lorikeet. The Rainbow Lorikeet 'Trichoglossus haematodus' is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, eastern Indonesia, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Australia, it is commonly found along the entire eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia including northwest Tasmania.

6. Pied Heron. Pied Heron

7. The Eastern Rosella, Platycercus eximius. The Eastern Rosella is a medium sized parrot around 30 cm native to southeast Australia. It is also introduced into New Zealand. The males are generally brighter, with the females being somewhat duller or more greenish toward the abdomen. This specimen is a young male.

8. Sulfur-crested cockatoo. The Sulfur-crested cockatoo is a large cockatoo native to mainland Australia and New Zealand and some areas of New Guinea. They are all-white with yellow crest plumage and average around 50cm in length. There are 4 to 5 sub-species with the variety of sub-species being more diverse in Australia. They have a loud distinctive shrieking call and can be very noisy in small groups or in large flocks. They are generally found in most habitats but avoid more arid regions or sparse scrubland. They feed

9. Laughing Kookaburra, Dacelo novaeguineae, South Australia. Dacelo novaeguineae is one of the four known species of kookaburras or Halcyonidae family from Australia and New Guinea. Commonly known as the laughing kookaburra, its call is a deep echoing or cackling, like human laughter. Kookaburras are of the Coraciiformes Order of terrestrial kingfishers.

10. Wedgetail eagle. Wedgetail eagle

11. White-faced Heron. White-faced HeronHeron, water birds, flying birds, birds in flight, flight, Australian water-birds, Australian bird, Australian birds, grassland birds

12. Superb blue wren 'Malurus cyaneus', South Australia. The male blue or fairy-wren is one of the 12 species of Malurus genus found mainly in the south, south-east and eastern Australia. They are also found in Queensland Australia and lowland New Guinea in coastal, forrest and grasslands.

13. Sea Eagle 'Haliaeetus leucogaster'. The white-belied Sea Eagle is a large bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is closely related to other eagle species, hawks, kites, harriers and some vultures. It is found throughout Southern India, through Southeast Asia and Australia. The sea eagle feeds largely on fish, small reptiles, and rodents.

14. Hooded Parrot, psephotus dissimilis. The hooded parrot is a medium-sized bird in the Psittacidae family which grows up to around 27cm in height. The males are a striking turquoise blu with a black hood and back markings with yellow side flanks on wings. They prefer open forest, dry savannah or open scrub and grassland and feed mainly on grass seeds.

15. Striated Pardalote 'Pardalotus striatus'. The Striated Pardalote 'Pardalotus striatus' is a very small, short-tailed bird, the most common of four pardalote species. They are more often heard than seen, as for their size and the fact that they dart around seldom staying still. They forage noisily in the treetops, often in groups. Striated Pardalotes are known to occupy a vast range of habitats, from mountain rainforest to arid scrubland, and are generally found in all parts of Australia except for some deserts in Wester

16. Spotted Pardalote. The Spotted Pardalote, Striated Pardalote is a very small, short-tailed bird, the less common of four pardalote species. They are more often heard than seen, as for their size and the fact that they dart around seldom staying still. They forage noisily in the treetops, often in groups. Pardalotes are known to occupy a vast range of habitats, from mountain rainforest to arid scrubland, and are generally found in all parts of Australia except for some deserts in Western Australian. They feed mai

17. Rainbow Lorikeet. The Rainbow Lorikeet 'Trichoglossus haematodus' is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, eastern Indonesia, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Australia, it is commonly found along the entire eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia including northwest Tasmania.

18. Lovely fairy-wren, 'Malurus amabilis'. The male blue or fairy-wren is one of the 12 species of Malurus genus found mainly in the south, south-east and eastern Australia. They are also found in Queensland and lowland New Guinea in coastal, forrest and grasslands. This 'Lovely Fairy-wren', 'Malurus amabilis' of the Maluridae family prefers subtropical or tropical forests and subtropical or tropical moist dry lowland forests.

19. Sacred Kingfisher. The sacred Kingfisher is a species of kingfisher also known as tree kingfishers. It has electric-blue wings, an aqua head cap. It is found across much of the continent of Australia, mainly inhabiting drier regions. They feed largely on invertabrates, small reptiles, and small aquatic animals.

20. Tri-coloured nun 'Lonchura malacca'. The Tri-coloured nun is a species of finch native to India and Sri Lanka.The Tricoloured Munia is a small bird which feeds mainly on small seeds. It inhabits wetland and grassland habitats. It may also be found in lowland forest but generally needs tropical or moist habitats.The species has become 'introduced' into Cuba, Australia, Jamaica, Japan, and many areas of South America.

21. Mistletoebird, male 'Dicaeum hirundinaceum'. The Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum is a small flowerpecker type bird that lives mainly in Australia, yet are also found in of Papua New Guinea, and some parts of Indonesia. The birds eat various foods such as flowers, berries and small insects. They need trees and shrubs to survive to build their nests.

22. Emu, 'Dromaius novaehollandiae'. The Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae), is a large flightless bird native to Australia. Related to the Ostrich, it has brown stringy feathers on it body, and being Australia's largest native bird it reaches a height of up to 2 metres.

23. Superb blue wren, 'Malurus cyaneus', South Australia. The male blue or fairy-wren is one of the 12 species of Malurus genus found mainly in the south, south-east and eastern Australia. They are also found in Queensland Australia and lowland New Guinea in coastal, forrest and grasslands.

24. Rainbow Lorikeet 'Trichoglossus haematodus'. The Rainbow Lorikeet 'Trichoglossus haematodus' is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Eastern Indonesia, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. It feeds on fruits, seeds and native flowers and inhabits rainforest and woodland.

25. The Australian Magpie 'Gymnorhina tibicen's. The Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) is a medium-sized black and white bird related to the Currawong and butcherbird. Native to Australia and southern New Guinea, Their black and white marking vary between the now recognized 9 subspecies. The Australian Magpie is a courageous and assertive bird ranging from 37–43 cm in length.

26. Star Finch 'Neochmia ruficauda', yellow faced. The Star Finch Neochmia ruficauda is a species of finch found in Australia. It inhabits dry grassland, light woodlands and savanna. There are three known sub-species - Neochmia ruficauda 'clarescens', Neochmia ruficauda 'ruficauda' and Neochmia ruficauda 'subclarescens'. The birds are considered endangered in the wild, yet are common as caged birds. This yellow faced variety is a mutation.

27. Strated Pardalote, Pardalotus striatus. The Striated Pardalote 'Pardalotus striatus' is a very small, short-tailed bird, the most common of four pardalote species. They are more often heard than seen, as for their size and the fact that they dart around seldom staying still. They forage noisily in the treetops, often in groups. Striated Pardalotes are known to occupy a vast range of habitats, from mountain rainforest to arid scrubland, and are generally found in all parts of Australia except for some deserts in Western

28. Glossy Ibis. Glossy Ibis, Northeastern Australia

29. Rufous Whistler, South Australia. The Rufous Whistler is a species of whistler found throughout Australia, in New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea. Like many other whistlers, it is has a diversitry of musical calls. Rufous Whistlers feed mainly on insects, eating some seeds, and occasionally fruit and leaves.

30. Hooded Robin. Hooded Robin, Southeast Australia

31. King Parrot 'Alisterus chloropterus'. The king parrot 'Alisterus chloropterus' is a medium-sized species of parrot in the genus Alisterus. It is found in Eastern Australia, yet there are two other species; Papuan King Parrot 'Alisterus chloropterus', and the Moluccan King Parrot 'Alisterus amboinensis' found in New Guinea and the Indonesian islands.They feed on seeds, fruits and berries.

 

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