I live in Sydney, Australia, on bush. We have the most amazing bird life here. Quite a few will hand feed from us, even though they are wild. Others stop by for a drink or to look at my birds in their aviaries. We are forever rescuing birds and their offspring.
Masked Lapwing (or Plovers as we call them) - Long legged, they are usually in pairs of mum and dad. Very territorial and make a screeching noise when disturbed. They are mostly ground dwelling birds and their babies are like fluffy balls on sticks. They have a spur they use to attack invaders. They pop by the back from time to time and we love to see them with their fuzzy chicks.
This is pair of gang gangs(parrots) the more brittlely one is the male and the less brittley coulerd one is the female, The resin for this is that the male has to attract the female so they can mate. These birds eat mostly seeds and little insects.
The Kookaburra is such an Aussie icon. We like having them around as we get snakes here (but we are not anti-snake by any means) and they will spot one and kill it. They whip them and break a snake's back. Given the deadly nature of our snakes they are incredibly good at what they do and fast. They have the most amazing song and they are nicknamed the "Laughing Jackass" for their "laughing" call. I remember hearing them in the Tarzan movies ad thinking "uh, no. Australia, not Africa."
The Noisy Miner. What they lack in the looks department, compared to our beautiful parrots, they more than make up for in attitude and bravery.These birds have such an attitude and they are incredibly territorial. They love Grevilleas, Banksia, and any other plants that are rich in nectar. They also like a juicy spider added to their diet. And they aren't called noisy for nothing - if there is a potential danger they let the world know...as a group.
Vua két đông Úc - Australian king parrot (Alisterus scapularis)(Psittaculidae) IUCN Red List of Threatened Species : Least Concern (LC)(Loài ít quan tâm)
This is Scratchie. He is a King Parrot that visits us frequently. He is gorgeous. He is also wild but he has incorporated our family into his. He used to be a bachelor but then he met his mate. Soon after, in spring, we had his offspring come by. Then the next year more. Now one of his son's, Son of Scratchie, visits us with his mate. We feel privileged to have the trust of this wonderful King Parrot family. The entire local colony stops by from time to time.
The Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo - Calyptorhynchus funereus, is a large cockatoo found in south-eastern Australia, from Eyre Peninsula, South Australia to south and central eastern Queensland. Photo by David Cook.