Inflorescence of Banksia. These Australian wildflowers are easily recognised by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting "cones" and heads. Banksia flowers are usually a shade of yellow, but orange, red, pink and even violet flowers also occur.
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