The Waratah which is the name given it by the local Aborigines has the scientific name Telopea speciosissima. "Telopea" from the Greek means "seen from afar" and "speciosissima" from Latin means handsome. Both are appropriate names. It grows wild along the eastern seaboard of New South Wales, Australia in sandy well drained soil.
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The SPLENDID FAIRY WREN is native to the Australian continent. The male bird shown is in breeding plumage. Non-breeding males, females and juveniles are predominantly brown-grey in color. These birds are monogamous socially, but not sexually. Male birds are known to pluck pink or purple petals for the females as part of the courtship display. Their diet consists of insects and seeds.
Banksia flowers. From Chrome research: "Banksia is a genus of around 170 species in the plant family Proteaceae. These Australian wildflowers and popular garden plants are easily recognised by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting "cones" and heads. Wikipedia."