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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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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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Mistletoe Bird

Mistletoe Bird

The Mistletoe Bird is a frequent visitor to gardens in the Wedderburn area. It’s often mistaken for a Red Robin due to its striking colours. 

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Owlet Nightjar

Owlet Nightjar

Owlet Nightjars are not that common a bird in my experience. I haven’t seen too many of them at all. We once had two rosella

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Pallid Cuckoo

Pallid Cuckoo

The Pallid Cuckoo is a medium sized bird of similar size to a magpie perhaps. They can be particularly noisy when calling and one of

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Rufous Whistler

Rufous Whistler

The Rufous Whistler has a magnificent and very noticeable song. Judging by the level of vocals, there are a lot of them in the bush

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Chestnut Rumped Heath Wren

Shy Heathwren

  The Shy Heathwren is found in woodland and mallee scrub. You will see them foraging in the leaf litter for grubs and any other

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Southern Scrub Robin

Southern Scrub Robin

The Southern Scrub Robin is generally a ground dwelling bird that forages in the leaf litter. It is generally found in mallee and heathland in

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