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Apr 19, 2022 04:21 |  #2521

Our Sulphur Crested Cockatoos are some of the clumsiest birds I've seen when coming in to land.
Not the best shots but this first one landed then promptly fell off the branch


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then it promptly fell off


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Apr 21, 2022 05:59 |  #2523

Pied Butcherbird, south of Darwin. These birds have the most melodious and enchanting calls in all of the bird world. Their name, however, hints at their gruesome feeding behaviour. They are primarily carnivorous, often impaling their prey on sharp branches for later consumption.


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Apr 21, 2022 06:32 |  #2524

Pippan wrote in post #19369442 (external link)
Pied Butcherbird, south of Darwin. These birds have the most melodious and enchanting calls in all of the bird world. Their name, however, hints at their gruesome feeding behaviour. They are primarily carnivorous, often impaling their prey, on sharp branches for later consumption.

That's a beauty Pippan

interesting variation to our Grey Butcherbird
The Pied has a similar but distinctly different call by what I can glean


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Apr 21, 2022 08:09 |  #2525

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That's a beauty Pippan

interesting variation to our Grey Butcherbird
The Pied has a similar but distinctly different call by what I can glean
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Thanks Richard, Greys are more common here too (although we have a different race in the Top End compared with the Tassie Greys) and I love them but I was very happy to see a Pied. The song of Greys is beautiful but that of the Pieds is exquisite. Pieds are more common in arid central Australia and I’ll never forget thirty years ago waking up in a swag at Rainbow Valley, south of Alice Springs, in the pre-dawn glow to the crystal clear tones of a distant Pied Butcherbird. One of the most magical mornings I’ve ever experienced.


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Apr 21, 2022 16:45 |  #2526

We visited the Lamington National Park in SE Qld where we saw these beautiful Crimson Rosella's near the O'Reilly's campgrounds , a parrot native to eastern and south eastern Australia. They are commonly found in, but not restricted to, mountain forests and gardens.

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Apr 21, 2022 17:17 |  #2527

nardes wrote in post #19369594 (external link)
We visited the Lamington National Park in SE Qld where we saw these beautiful Crimson Rosella's near the O'Reilly's campgrounds , a parrot native to eastern and south eastern Australia. They are commonly found in, but not restricted to, mountain forests and gardens.

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They're bright and beautiful. Lovely setting.
Much more colourful than the drab grey and black above :-P

Our wild birds can certainly prune the shrubbery



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Apr 21, 2022 17:53 |  #2528

nardes wrote in post #19369594 (external link)
We visited the Lamington National Park in SE Qld where we saw these beautiful Crimson Rosella's near the O'Reilly's campgrounds , a parrot native to eastern and south eastern Australia. They are commonly found in, but not restricted to, mountain forests and gardens.

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What a beautiful bird!! WOW! They are gorgeous!!


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Apr 22, 2022 02:39 |  #2529

A male Satin Bower Bird collecting sticks to maintain his bower in the Lamington National Park.

The male builds and decorates a bower to attract females. This consists of two parallel walls of sticks, built on the ground, and is used as a courtship arena during the breeding season. The male decorates it with bright blue coloured objects that it collects; blue clothes pegs, drinking straws and bottle tops are among the favourite stolen items, while bright blue parrot feathers, flowers and brown snail shells, make up the majority of decorations away from human habitation. The bower owner meticulously maintains it throughout the year. Both mature and immature males build bowers and display to prospective females.

On the arrival of a female, the male Satin Bowerbird leaps into a ritualised display of exaggerated movements, such as strutting and bowing, with wings outstretched and quivering, and accompanied by a variety of mechanical-sounding calls, such as buzzing and rattling interspersed with mimicry. One of the bower decorations is usually carried in the male's bill. If impressed, the female moves into the bower avenue for mating and then leaves to perform the nesting duties on her own, while the male readies himself for courting more prospective females.
The bower is more like a bachelors pad as the female builds a nest of sticks in a tree or bush, up to 30 m – 35 m above the ground.

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Apr 23, 2022 07:13 |  #2530

Chestnut-breasted Mannikin at Ludmilla Creek, near Darwin.


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Apr 23, 2022 07:15 |  #2531

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Chestnut-breasted Mannikin at Ludmilla Creek, near Darwin.

That's magnificent Pippan
Beautiful bird and lovely natural setting.



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Apr 23, 2022 07:30 |  #2532

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That's magnificent Pippan
Beautiful bird and lovely natural setting.

Thanks Richard, they are beautiful birds but they don't stay still for long!


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Apr 23, 2022 18:33 |  #2533

Here we have a male Regent Bower Bird and a female King Parrot taken on a recent trip to the Lamington National Park.

When the male Regent Bower bird flits through the canopy, it looks like a golden dart piercing the gloom of the rainforest.

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Apr 24, 2022 00:02 |  #2534

nardes wrote in post #19369594 (external link)
We visited the Lamington National Park in SE Qld where we saw these beautiful Crimson Rosella's near the O'Reilly's campgrounds , a parrot native to eastern and south eastern Australia. They are commonly found in, but not restricted to, mountain forests and gardens.

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sooo beautiful!!


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Apr 24, 2022 00:04 |  #2535

nardes wrote in post #19369717 (external link)
A male Satin Bower Bird collecting sticks to maintain his bower in the Lamington National Park.

The male builds and decorates a bower to attract females. This consists of two parallel walls of sticks, built on the ground, and is used as a courtship arena during the breeding season. The male decorates it with bright blue coloured objects that it collects; blue clothes pegs, drinking straws and bottle tops are among the favourite stolen items, while bright blue parrot feathers, flowers and brown snail shells, make up the majority of decorations away from human habitation. The bower owner meticulously maintains it throughout the year. Both mature and immature males build bowers and display to prospective females.

On the arrival of a female, the male Satin Bowerbird leaps into a ritualised display of exaggerated movements, such as strutting and bowing, with wings outstretched and quivering, and accompanied by a variety of mechanical-sounding calls, such as buzzing and rattling interspersed with mimicry. One of the bower decorations is usually carried in the male's bill. If impressed, the female moves into the bower avenue for mating and then leaves to perform the nesting duties on her own, while the male readies himself for courting more prospective females.
The bower is more like a bachelors pad as the female builds a nest of sticks in a tree or bush, up to 30 m – 35 m above the ground.

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OMG, I think I need to plan a trip to Queensland!


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