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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.

New Holland Honeyeater

New Holland Honeyeater

The New Holland Honeyeater is the most prolific bird species we have in our garden.  Interestingly enough, in the town where I live, which only

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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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Peaceful Dove

Peaceful Dove

The Peaceful Dove is a pidgeon, but tends to be a bit smaller than its cousins the Bronze Wing Pidgeon and the Crested Pidgeon.  The

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Pied Butcher Bird

Pied Butcherbird

The Pied Butcherbird can be easily confused with an Australian Magpie by new people to birdwatching. However, the two birds are really only common in

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Rainbow Bee Eater

Rainbow Bee Eater

The Rainbow Bee Eater is an extremely colourful bird. They have very distinctive long tail feathers. Sporting colours of green, black, yellow and orange on

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Red Capped Robin

Red Capped Robin

Robins would have to be among my favourite birds and the Red Capped Robin is obviously a member of this family.  It is found in

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Red Rumped Parrot

Red Rumped Parrot

The Red Rumped Parrot is also known as the Grass Parrot. This because of its habitat in that it is found mostly in the grasslands

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Red Wattlebird

Red Wattlebird

The Red Wattlebird is quite a raucous and common bird. Oddly enough, I find it difficult at times to get a photo of them.  They

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Restless Flycatcher

Restless Flycatcher

The Restless Flycatcher is also known by a number of other names including Razor Grinder, Scissor Grinder, Dishlicker or Dishwasher.  This is because of its

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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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