The white-winged chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos) is one of only two surviving members of the Australian mud-nest builders family, Corcoracidae, and is the only member of the genus Corcorax. It is native to Southern and Eastern Australia and is an example of convergent evolution as it is only distantly related to the European choughs that it closely resembles in shape, and for which it was named.
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The emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the second-largest living bird in the world by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. It is endemic to Australia where it is the largest native bird and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius. The emu’s range covers most of mainland Australia, but the Tasmanian emu and King Island emu subspecies became extinct after the European settlement of Australia in 1788. The bird is sufficiently common for it to be rated as a least-concern species by the International […]
This photo was taken at worlds end in South Australia, about 2 years ago, We were looking for wedged tailed eagles but instead found many of these guys (Whistling kites) we did manage to find 2 wedge tails later that day but the shots we got were not the best because they tend to scare easily, Funny considering they have a wingspan of over 2 […]
Hi I’m a duck , Im going to take a guess at this one, This is a Domestic Duck. People originally had them as pets and they either get sick of them or can’t afford to feed them and then dump them in the lakes and dams. I suppose thats better than eating them. The pet ducks then interbreed with other native ducks and […]
This is a White Faced Heron that was taken a few years ago at the St Kilda “Mangrove Boardwalk” a great place to have a stroll around just make sure you take your mosquito repellant. White Faced heron’s are quite common along the coastline of Australia, you can also find them inland in billabongs and creeks. They are very timid birds and quite often had to get […]