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Birds

I love our native birds. Living in Wedderburn, Vic we have an enormous variety around the area. With the kilometres of bush tracks and state forest, there is always something to see.

I hope to add as many varieties here as I can with plenty of photos.

Australian Magpie

Australian Magpie

Probably one of the most common birds you will see in Australia, the Australian Magpie is found all over the country. They are also often

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Australian Wood Duck

Australian Wood Duck

The Australian Wood Duck is a small duck that looks more like a goose.  It is widespread in Australia and feeds in groups by grazing

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Brown Treecreeper

Brown Treecreeper

Tree Creepers are very common in the Wedderburn area, although debate can rage as to whether it’s a White Browed Treecreeper or a Brown Treecreeper. 

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Dusky Woodswallow

Dusky Woodswallow

The Dusky Woodswallow is actually a misnomer. This bird is not closely related to swallows. They are more closely related to Butcherbirds, Currawongs and the

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Eastern Rosella

Eastern Rosella

I think the Eastern Rosella would have to be one of our most colourful birds. Surprisingly enough, if it wasn’t for all their chatter, they

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Fuscous Honeyeater With Moth

Fuscous Honeyeater

The image above shows a Fuscous Honeyeater devouring a moth for breakfast. The Fuscous Honeyeater is a bit of a strange one for me.  For

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Galah

Galah

It’s always interesting when doing this sort of work to find the origin of Galah as a word. Apparently it comes from the word “gilaa”,

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Grey Fantail

The Grey Fantail is a reasonably common bird around Australia and part of a rather large family. It’s best known cousin would probably be the

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Grey Shrike Thrush

Grey Shrike Thrush

The Grey Shrike Thrush is a quite a common bird and particularly well known for it’s magnificent song.  Often referred to a GST by birders

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