The Australian birds are among the most fascinating creatures in the world. Birds can be found in almost every area of the world, from deserts to rainforests, from frozen tundras to the humid forests of Africa. Below is a basic description of some of the Australian birds.
Australian Waterbirds: These birds often get confused with the native New Zealand birds. Australian birds tend to be less colorful than New Zealand birds. However, there are many waterbirds that can be found across the country. Famous species is the beautiful Australian kookaburra.
Australia’s native ducks are also very colorful. These birds can easily blend into any backyard or garden. It is important that you remember to clean up after your birds. Failure to do so will cause them to shed their feathers which is a nuisance for everyone.
Passenger and Walked-On Birds: These two types of birds are both common throughout Australia. They both have colorful plumage, although they may appear quite different in size and color. For example, Passenger Birds are very small, while Walked-Ons can grow as large as a bird. Passenger Birds typically fly slowly, while Walked-Ons fly as fast as 150 miles per hour.
This bird can be recognized by its loud screeching. Like all the other birds mentioned, the Lark has a deep, melodious call. They also have two large black, spiky wings that are used for flying. The Lark is a wonderful bird but be careful that they don’t get out of hand.
Native Wattle Finch – This is another bird that can be recognized by its loud screeching. Wattle finches usually live in Australia and Tasmania. The bird usually lives in tall trees. However, they are known to adapt to many areas of the country. One reason for this adaptation is that they can easily thrive in wet conditions as long as they have access to water.
Australian Macaw – This bird has the reputation of being a very rare bird. However, it is a very popular bird and is found in almost every state. Although macaws only exist in the New World, the bird is known throughout the country. This bird lives for about 30 years that makes it a very long lived bird.
Aboriginal Bird – Australian Birds
This species is considered an endangered species. This bird is known as a flightless bird and is known to be more similar to an eagle than a bird. It is believed that the Aboriginal bird is overhanging vegetation and is not able to fly. The bird is often mistaken for a dodo. It is also a very famous bird and is found in virtually every state of Australia.
Australian Bushbird – This bird is one of the smallest of all the birds in Australia. They are about the same size as a robin. While bush birds are one of the smaller birds, they can still be spotted in many parts of the country. While they are a common sight, these birds can be seen in all parts of the country.
Northern Nightingale – This bird is one of the many native birds that can be found across the entire country. It is typically found in forested regions. This bird is a great bird to watch because it is a very quiet bird that doesn’t make a lot of noise. Its distinctive purple throat is very visible.
Lesser flamingo – These birds can be found across almost all parts of the country. They are among the many bird species that can be found in Australia. They are also one of the most popular birds in the country.
By learning about these various bird species, you can get a better understanding of the birds that can be found in your back yard. If you are considering adding these birds to your backyard, it is best to visit your local Audubon Society chapter to learn more about these great birds.