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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.  If you see an error with identification, please don’t hesitate to contact me and let me know.

Australian Coot

Australian Coot

The Australian Coot is the Australian version of the Eurasian Coot.  Seems it is just commonly known as the Australian Coot in these parts.  It

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Australian Magpie

Australian Magpie

The Australian Magpie is a different breed to the Magpies in Europe. The Australian Magpie is native to Australia. However it has been introduced to

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Australian Raven

Australian Raven

The Australian Raven is one of our larger birds. It is spread widely in eastern and southern Australia and is quite common.  The Australian Raven

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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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Buff Rumped Thornbill

Buff Rumped Thornbill

The Buff Rumped Thornbill, or “Butterbum” as it is known locally, is a small bird that inhabits a wide range in Australia.  The Buff Rumped

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Bronze Winged Pidgeon

Common Bronzewing

The Common Bronzewing is a medium sized stock pidgeon.  It is a native bird and found all over Australia.  There are two areas where the

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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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