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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Finches are small birds, about 10cm long, that feed on grasses and seeds. They are found all around Australia, with many being endemic.  Read More

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Often birds come together and fly in united flocks, performing extraordinary aerial acrobatics as one. Although not completely understood, it’s generally accepted that flocking birds benefit through cooperating with food hunting, that they exchange information and have greater protection from predators as a group. Read More

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Australia is often referred to as the land of parrots. We have more than 56 species of parrots, from the smallest, the double-eyed fig parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma), to the largest, the palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus).  Read More

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Many Aboriginal creation stories across Australia will tell you that birds are connected to the spreading of fire. Often cheeky birds would steal fire and accidentally drop it as they fled, inadvertently gifting it to everyone.  Read More

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Commonly known as the budgie, the budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) is a small seed-eating parrot endemic to Australia. They are around 18cm long and are green and yellow to blend in with the arid regions of Australia.  Read More