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Amazing Australian Birds - 3sea eagle

Australia has some pretty amazing birds; the swans are black instead of white, cassowaries are up to metres tall and can kill a man, Jesus birds that walk on water, little birds that laugh like demented old witches, and the emu, which recently was declared the world's dumbest bird in a bird-IQ test by a Canadian scientist.

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Birdwatching in Australia; brahminy kite
Brahminy kite
Photo by Dan Irby

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Birdwatching in Australia; kookaburra

Australian bird famous for its laughing call, and a member of the Kingfisher family. Can be spotted throughout coastal Australia particularly in the east and south-west.

Kookaburras have a length of 28–42 cm and are native to Australia and New Guinea, the name originates from Aboriginal language. There are four known species of kookaburras found in Australia, New Guinea, and the Aru Islands.

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Birdwatching in Australia; rainbow lorikeet
Rainbow lorikeet
Photo by Bethwyn Boyt-Cullis

The Rainbow Lorikeet is a species of Australasian parrot found along the eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia and northwest Tasmania. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas.They feed on pollen and nector from flowers with specialised brush-tpped tongues and comparatively long, narrow bills. Some also regularily eat fruit.
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Mad-woman-laughing bird

Birdwatching in Australia;  mad woman laughing bird or red necked crake

Officially known as the red necked crake, this nocturnal bird produces a call similar to a laughing old witch in a Walt Disney movie.

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Birdwatching in Australia; mag pie

This bird is common throughout Australia and best known for its melodious song, typically heard at dawn. They also have a nasty habit of swooping on unsuspecting visitors that come too close to their nests. In Melbourne these attacks have inspired a website; if you want to minimize the risk of being attacked riding your bike around Melbourne, there is a website where you can find where the magpies nest and avoid these places.


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Magpie geese

Birdwatching in Australia;  magpie geese
Photo by Mangrove Adventures

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Papuan frog mouth

Photo by Mangrove Adventures


Pelicans are funny looking birds, and strange too, check out this video of a pelican eating a duck....

Photo by Mark Maupin


Birdwatching in Australia;  metallic starlings
Photo by Mangrove Adventures

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Birdwatching in Australia; black necked stork
Photo by Mangrove Adventures

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