Kookaburra- reminds me of a song I was taught in kindergarten.  Kookaburra sits in an old gum tree counting all the monkeys he can see, laugh, kookaburra laugh, kookaburra thats no monkey thats me.

Kookaburra- reminds me of a song I was taught in kindergarten. Kookaburra sits in an old gum tree counting all the monkeys he can see, laugh, kookaburra laugh, kookaburra thats no monkey thats me.

Splendid Fairy wren (I really need to go to Australia)

Splendid Wren - In full breeding plumage, the male is the most beautiful of the blue wrens. Distributed through heathlands and shrubby vegetation in the southern half of Australia. (ref: Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds).

National Aquarium – Tawny frogmouth This is an Australian bird but is not a member of the owl family.  It has amazing camouflage.

National Aquarium – Tawny frogmouth This is an Australian bird but is not a member of the owl family. It has amazing camouflage. We love the Tawny. He always looks so sad.

Australian magpie. Female black-backed magpie. North Shore Auckland, August 2007. Image © Peter Reese by Peter Reese

Female Black-Backed Magpie - Photography © Peter Reese - Magpies are birds of the Corvidae (crow) family & are considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world. They are the only non-mammal species able to recognize itself in a mirror test

Fairy Penguin is one of the cutest Australian birds, also know as the Little Blue Penguin

Fairy Penguin is one of the cutest & smallest Australian birds, also know as the Little Blue Penguin!

The Eastern Rosella. (Australia) They are brightly coloured and easily identified by their red head with a white cheek and yellow breast. from David Klienert Photography

The Eastern Rosella is a rosella native to southeast of the Australian continent and to Tasmania. It has been introduced to New Zealand where feral populations are found in the North Island and in the hills around Dunedin in the South Island.

Spotted Pardalote, one of the smallest Australian birds. Can be found in eucalypt forests & woodlands

Spotted Pardalote -Pardalotus Punctatus- one of the smallest Australian birds. Can be found in eucalypt forests & woodlands

A native Australian parrot which is widespread. . . . Calling someone a galah in Australia is a traditional way of questioning their intelligence. "Ya flaming galah" is as common in Oz as calling someone a "goose" in other parts of the world. Galahs (the bird) do come across as being a little stupid as they waddle around eating grass seeds. They do much on wing.

★ℒ ★Galah - A native Australian parrot which is widespread. Calling someone a galah in Australia is a traditional way of questioning their intelligence. "Ya flaming galah" is as common in Oz as calling someone a "goose" in other parts of the world.

G'day darling! Talking birds that escaped from Australian owners teach wild cockatoos to speak. (Bird talk: Two cockatoos living in the wild in Australian's Northern Territory)

G'day darling! Talking birds that escaped from Australian owners teach wild cockatoos to speak

Sulphur-crested cockatoos that escaped from Australian owners teach wild cockatoos to speak. (Bird talk: Two cockatoos living in the wild in Australian's Northern Territory)

The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (photo is a female which has yellow tail feathers) is a large cockatoo native to Australia where they live  mostly in the continent's N drier areas. Males have red tail feathers; females, yellow. Both have blue-black heads w white dots. They nest in tree hollows, esp. in Eucalyptus woodlands near water. They often travel in large flocks. Diet: seeds, nuts, berries, fruits, insects.

Red-tailed black cockatoo, also known as Banksian- or Banks' black cockatoo, native to Australia

Superb Fairywren, Australian Bird Art, Wildlife Art, Drawing

Superb Fairywren, Australian Bird Art, Wildlife Art, Drawing

Currawongs are three species of medium-sized passerine birds belonging to the genus Strepera in the family Cracticidae native to Australasia.

Currawongs are three species of medium-sized passerine birds belonging to the genus Strepera in the family Cracticidae native to Australia.

The Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Lophochroa leadbeateri) is a medium-sized cockatoo restricted to arid and semi-arid inland areas of Australia.•••One Major Mitchell's Cockatoo that has become quite famous is "Cookie," a beloved resident of Illinois' Brookfield Zoo near Chicago since it opened in 1934. As of June 2012, Cookie is 79 years old and has retired from actively being displayed. He currently resides in the keeper's office at the Perching Bird House.

The major mitchell cockatoo of Australia.They are awesome birds and real talkers if you have one as a pet.

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