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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.

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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Silvereye

Silvereye

The Silvereye is a small bird that is widely distributed in Eastern and Southern Australia all the way across to the South West of Western

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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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Superb Fairywren

Superb Fairywren

The Superb Fairywren is a delightful little bird that inhabits many gardens. It is also seen in the bush. The Superb Fairywren male’s plumage is

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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 Tailed 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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Weebill

Weebill

The Weebill is Australia’s smallest bird.  It has an olive grey type upper side to it and paler, yellowish underparts.  It tends to go from

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Welcome Swallow

Welcome Swallow

The Welcome Swallow is a migratory bird that turns up in the southern areas of Australia during the summer. It can be a bit of

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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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