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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.

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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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 Butcherbird

Grey Butcherbird

The Grey Butcherbird is a mid sized bird that is widely spread throughout Australia. It is distinguishable from the Pied Butcherbird by the white collar

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Grey Currawong

Grey Currawong

The Grey Currawong is quite a large bird, similar in size to a Raven (Crow) and does have similarities that can confuse the inexperienced. However,

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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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Grey Teal

Grey Teal Duck

The Grey Teal Duck is found in open wetlands in Australia and also in New Zealand.  They have a crimson coloured iris, well, that’s if

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Hooded Robin Male

Hooded Robin

If someone asked me why I was so fascinated with the Hooded Robin I wouldn’t be able to tell you.  I don’t know what it

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House Sparrow

House Sparrow

Whilst the House Sparrow is not a particularly favourite or native bird, they are quite predominant in residential areas. They are certainly residents in our

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Jacky Winter

Jacky Winter

The Jacky Winter is a small grey and brownish type robin.  It is quite common throughout Australia and is apparently also found in PNG. The

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