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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.

Hooded Robin Female

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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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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Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

The Sulphur Crested Cockatoo could almost be classified as an Australian icon. Their raucous calls and humorous behaviour makes them a much loved bird. Some

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Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouths would be one of the most difficult birds to spot in the bush. They are amazingly well camouflaged and tend to sit in

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Wedge Tail Eagle

Wedge Tailed Eagle

The Wedge Tailed Eagle is an iconic bird in Australia. You can often see them soaring high in the skies riding the thermals. They are

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White Browed Babbler

White Browed Babbler

These noisy birds are often found in groups through the bush.  They particularly seem to love prickly bushes low to the ground when making all

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White Necked Heron

White Necked Heron

The White Necked Heron or Pacific Heron is found around dams and waterways in most of the areas where I have travelled. They are certainly

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