Australian Region

This region includes Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, New Zealand, the island of Sulawesi, and the archipelago running eastward from it. Wallace's line, which separates the Australian from the Oriental region, passes between Sulawesi and Borneo.
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Kookaburra  Dacelo leachii "Explosions of laughter"

- Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, merry merry king of the bush is he. Laugh, kookaburra laugh, oh how I want to meet thee. Luckily, kookaburras are ready to crack a joke or two at the eucalypt forests of Eastern Queensland.

Gouldian Finch Erythrura gouldiae "A patchwork of colors"

Gouldian Finch - Colorful Bird of Australian Grassy Tropics

Types Of Finches – There are numerous types of finches and almost all of them are seed-eating songbirds. Typically, they have stubby strong beaks and come in various colors.

Black Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga flava "A cushion on its rump"

Black Cuckooshrike (Campephaga flava) videos, photos and sound recordings

Magnificent Bird-of-paradise Diphyllodes magnificus "A dancing police whistle"

キンミノフウチョウ Magnificent Bird-of-Paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus)

Australian Owlet-nightjar  Aegotheles cristatus "Not easily observed"

Australian Owlet-nightjar Aegotheles cristatus "Not easily observed"

Kiwi Apteryx australis "A strange emblem"

Kiwi or kiwis are flightless birds native to New Zealand. The kiwi is a national symbol of New Zealand, and the association is so strong that the term Kiwi is used internationally as the colloquial demonym for New Zealanders.

Kakapo Strigops habroptilus "An owl or a parrot?"

Kakapo - out of sight, but not completely out of mind. Image: Dylan van Winkel, New Zealand Birds Online

Yellow-eyed Penguin  Megadyptes antipodes "A penguin that builds a nest of grass"

zsl-edge-of-existence: “The yellow-eyed penguin is one of the rarest penguins in the world, and found only in New Zealand. In these penguins nearly became extinct when much of the coastal forest where they nest was cleared to make way for.

Superb lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae "Bird or tape recorder?"

Almost 60 years on the trail of the superb lyrebird

Superb lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae "Bird or tape recorder?

Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae "Bird with a price on its head"

Adult emu - View amazing Emu photos - Dromaius novaehollandiae - on Arkive

Cassowary Casuarius casuarius "A dangerous enemy"

Male southern cassowary with young chick - View amazing Southern cassowary photos - Casuarius casuarius - on Arkive

Grey Headed Flying Fox Prionailurus planiceps "It has a cape and a fan"

Grey Headed Flying Fox is an Australian megabat belonging to the genus Pteropus. Being one of the biggest bat species, these mammals inhabit varied locations in

Grey Headed Flying Fox Prionailurus planiceps "It has a cape and a fan"

Grey Headed Flying Fox is an Australian megabat belonging to the genus Pteropus. Being one of the biggest bat species, these mammals inhabit varied locations in

Kea  Nestor notabilis "Another victim of settlers"

The kea (Nestor notabilis) is endemic to the Southern Alps of New Zealand and is the world’s only mountain/alpine parrot. The kea is a Nationally Endangered species

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