Red Wattlebird feeding on a Banksia flower by stochasticmotions on Flickr.

Red Wattlebird feeding on a Banksia flower. The red wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata), also known as barkingbird or gillbird, is a honeyeater; a group of birds found mainly in Australia and New Guinea

Western Wattlebird (Anthochaera lunulata) - is a honeyeater, a passerine bird…

Western Wattlebird (Anthochaera lunulata) a Honeyeater in the Meliphagidae family and found in southwestern Australia

Our home (Kookaburra Dell) is named after these chaps - the Laughing Kookaburra. They sound like monkeys; guests from the USA are usually convinced we really do have monkeys until they get woken up by one right outside their window at dawn. We have a riot* of them in our yard; they rule here, though they steered clear of the nesting Pacific bazas. Kookas sometimes land next to you if you sit still. *Riot is the very apt collective noun.

Kookaburras (genus Dacelo) are terrestrial tree kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea

Australian Magpie, plumage pattern varies. Most of Australia the body is black.

Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen), Canterbury, New Zealand : photo by Steve Attwood, 4 June 2012 When Tom and El.

Willie Wagtail - insectivorous and spends much time chasing prey in open habitat. Its common name is derived from its habit of wagging its tail horizontally when foraging on the ground. Aggressive and territorial, the Willie Wagtail will often harass much larger birds such as the Laughing Kookaburra and Wedge-tailed Eagle. Seen at Georgie's Run - 1.3.14

The Willie (or Willy) Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) is a passerine bird native to Australia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Bismarck Archipelago, and eastern Indonesia.

Grey butcher bird - my favorite song bird that sings in the shrubs outside my windows.

Grey Butcherbird - Photographers: K Vang and W Dabrowka © Bird Explorers