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Album 6. "Birds Of The Town Locale"


The following are just some of the local bird-life you are likely to come across at some point in and around Tin Can Bay. You will either find them or they will find you. Incidentally, if you click on the highlighted name, you will find out more about the species as well as their botanical name.

The abundant Rainbow Lorikeet (Southern). And these small Parrots are indeed in abundance. They are both nectivorous and seed eaters, but will swarm down in their numbers to nibble at the pieces of bread, cake or biscuit you care to throw down for them. After a good bit of perseverance on your part, they will even sit on your hand or shoulders while you feed them.
In the northern species of this bird, the lime coloured band area immediately behind the blue head is red. This is the only marked difference. 


The end of the Lorikeet's tongue is shaped like a brush and designed for licking up nectar. Especially from these Gravillea flowers... 

Our Christmas tree! I relate to these birds as the Monkeys of the bird world. Because of the comical antics they get up to while chilling out in a congregational tree or waiting for a sugary treat. 

Meet Mrs Sulphur Crested Cockatoo She has two little ones down in that tree hole. She was keeping a watchful eye on me, while Mr Cockatoo maintained his sentry position high above.

Ah, the feeding...


Double-barred Finch

Southern Australian Kookaburra

Southern Boo-book Owl

Sacred Kingfisher

Australian Blackbacked Magpie (Cracticus tibicen)
"Ah, come on Dad, give us a go!"

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