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.

Australian Magpie - Cracticus tibicen, is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Australia and southern New Guinea.

Australian Magpie - Cracticus tibicen, is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Australia and southern New Guinea. This one has a beautiful melodious call. It is said that the magpie is the symbol of the Australian Bush.

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii)  Images by Christine Walsh: 2009-09-06

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii) Images by Christine Walsh: Our magnificent Black Cockatoo. There is also a yellow tailed one. They love to throw the pine cones at you when they are feeding.

The Australian Ringneck - Barnardius zonarius, is a parrot native to Australia.

Australian Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius) is a parrot native to Australia.

Click here for information on this Native Willie Wagtail. You can buy handmade greeting cards with this photo for just $4.50 delivered. www.theshortcollection.com.au/Australian-Birds

Click here for information on this Native Willie Wagtail. You can buy handmade greeting cards with this photo for just $4.50 delivered. www.theshortcollection.com.au/Australian-Birds

birds and baking

Cool idea ~ rather than throw out old stale bread, hang it in a tree for the birds to enjoy!Hopefully it was home-made as bought bread of most kinds has precious little goodness in it. Still a great idea.

The White-eared Honeyeater - Lichenostomus leucotis, is an Australian bird found in south-east, and south-west Australia. Photo by David Cook

The White-eared Honeyeater - Lichenostomus leucotis, is an Australian bird found in south-east, and south-west Australia. Photo by David Cook

australian birds  Our crows have blue eyes.

Little Raven (Corvus mellori) is endemic to Australia. It has all-black plumage, beak and legs with a white iris, as do the other Corvus members in Australia and some species from the islands to the north.

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