Birds, Animals, Plants, Nature, Social & Political Comment. 

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.

Long Billed Corella

Long Billed Corella

The Long Billed Corella is a cockatoo and many people tend to confuse this bird with sulphur crested cockatoos. The Long Billed Corella seems to

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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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Musk Lorikeet

Musk Lorikeet

The Musk Lorikeet is always a welcome visitor because of its spectacular colours and amazing antics in trees. Feeding on both the nectar in flowering

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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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