Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #2: The Birds

Sunday, 9 August 2015

The Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park conducts ranger-led activities on a regular basis. Guests are allowed into one of the aviaries to meet a number of interestingly-named parrots. But first — here are the emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) and one of the peacocks.

Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

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Lane Cove National Park #3: Land creatures

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Australian water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii)

Australian water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii)


 
This final post in the Lane Cove National Park series features the Australian brush turkey (Alectura lathami) and the Australian water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii).

 

Australian brush turkey (Alectura lathami)

Australian brush turkey (Alectura lathami)

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Lane Cove National Park #2: Laughing kookaburra

Monday, 24 November 2014
Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

 

This mischievous Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) had good reason for mirth today — a perfectly executed raid on a picnic table at the Lane Cove National Park in Sydney.

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Lane Cove National Park #1: Waterfowl

Sunday, 23 November 2014
Dusky moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)

Dusky moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)

 

These are photos from a day out at the Lane Cove National Park. It’s a lovely place for a picnic and a bit of wildlife stalking. 🙂

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Birds at the RBG #4: Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo

Saturday, 22 November 2014
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)

These are just a few members of a large flock of cockatoos feeding under heavy tree cover next to the boundary fence. Beyond the fence is the main road.

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Birds at the RBG #3: Powerful Owl

Monday, 20 October 2014
Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

Free walking tours are conducted by volunteers twice a day at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney. They start at the Information booth just outside the shop, more or less in the middle of the Garden, and last between one and a half and two hours. Notable bird sightings are posted on the whiteboard at the booth. On the day of my visit, the presence of a Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) at the RBG was indicated, and in the course of the tour we visited the tree in which the bird roosted.

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Birds at the RBG #2: Grey Butcherbird

Saturday, 18 October 2014
Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) with young

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) with young

It’s Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) breeding season at the Royal Botanic Garden here in Sydney!
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