Kookaburra- reminds me of a song I was taught in kindergarten.  Kookaburra sits in an old gum tree counting all the monkeys he can see, laugh, kookaburra laugh, kookaburra thats no monkey thats me.

Kookaburra- reminds me of a song I was taught in camp as a child. Kookaburra sits in an old gum tree counting all the monkeys he can see, laugh, kookaburra laugh, kookaburra thats no monkey thats me.

Lyre Bird - They are so pretty

Superb lyrebirds are famed for their extraordinary ability to mimic. They imitate other bird calls, as well as human sounds such as car alarms and camera shutters. Their habitat is in Australia . A fascinating and amazing bird!

Splendid Fairy wren (I really need to go to Australia)

Splendid Wren - In full breeding plumage, the male is the most beautiful of the blue wrens. Distributed through heathlands and shrubby vegetation in the southern half of Australia. (ref: Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds).

National Aquarium – Tawny frogmouth This is an Australian bird but is not a member of the owl family.  It has amazing camouflage.

National Aquarium – Tawny frogmouth This is an Australian bird but is not a member of the owl family. It has amazing camouflage. --Certainly looks like an owl though :)

Australian magpie. Female black-backed magpie. North Shore Auckland, August 2007. Image © Peter Reese by Peter Reese

Female Black-Backed Magpie - Photography © Peter Reese - Magpies are birds of the Corvidae (crow) family & are considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world. They are the only non-mammal species able to recognize itself in a mirror test

A native Australian parrot which is widespread. . . . Calling someone a galah in Australia is a traditional way of questioning their intelligence. "Ya flaming galah" is as common in Oz as calling someone a "goose" in other parts of the world. Galahs (the bird) do come across as being a little stupid as they waddle around eating grass seeds. They do much on wing.

Australian Galah Cockatoo-(Eolophus roseicapilla) also known as the rose-breasted cockatoo. Many are kept as pets, for real.

Australian Pelican "Bilbungra", Penguin Island, Australia March 2014

Australian Pelicans (Pelicanus conspicillatus) Australia, New Guinea, Fiji, Indonesia

Cassowary: Looks prehistoric! One of the largest and most striking birds in the world. This remarkable species can grow to 6 feet, weigh 120 lbs., and can easily kill a human. (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

Looks prehistoric! One of the largest and most striking birds in the world--the Cassowary (Indo-Pacifc). This remarkable species can grow to 6 feet, weigh 120 lbs., and can easily kill a human. Beautiful but scary! (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

There's no doubt about it that this majestic blue winged kookaburra takes quite the proud stance! (photo: J. Allen)

Blue, love the color. There's no doubt about it that this majestic blue winged kookaburra takes quite the proud stance! (photo: J.

The Eastern Rosella. (Australia) They are brightly coloured and easily identified by their red head with a white cheek and yellow breast. from David Klienert Photography

The Eastern Rosella is a rosella native to southeast of the Australian continent and to Tasmania. It has been introduced to New Zealand where feral populations are found in the North Island and in the hills around Dunedin in the South Island.

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