Superb Fairy-wren

The male Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus) has been labelled as the “least faithful bird in the world”. The female may be courted by up to 13 males in a half hour period.

The Superb Fairy-wren is a small Australian Native bird (13 – 14 cms) and about 10 grams in weight. They are found south of the Tropic of Capricorn in eastern Australia.

Female Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren

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April Photos

The year is going so fast! Already it is May.

The following photos are just a few from the month of April.

1 – Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)

Spotted Dove

Spotted Doves (aka Turtle Doves) were introduced to Australia and they have thrived in our cities. This photo was taken an urban Melbourne backyard.

2 – White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)

White-faced Heron

I kept meeting this particular wader as it fed in the creek where I took my daily walk. White-faced Herons are a common Australian native bird which has also adapted to living in urban areas.

3 – Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Lichenostomus chrysops)

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

I snapped this bird in my backyard. I saw it sitting there preening, and was able to get close. It is just one of the many different varieties of honeyeaters that call my home, home.

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Getting Balanced

As I walked along the Barongarook Creek bank today I disturbed an Eastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta) which flew up into a nearby tree. The following photos are of the Egret trying to get balanced on the tree top.

Eastern Great Egret

Eastern Great Egret

Eastern Great Egret

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Little Raven

The following photograph is of a Little Raven (Corvus mellori) which I took on a recent walk around one of my favourite birding places: Jawbone Reserve.

Little Raven on a Park Bench

Little Raven

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Spotted Dove

Spotted Doves also known as Turtle-Doves (Streptopelia chinensis) are native to eastern Asia. They were introduced to Australia during the 1860s and quickly became established.

Spotted Dove,
Streptopelia chinensis,
Yarraville, Victoria, Australia

Spotted Dove

These are just two birds from a small flock of about 20 to 30 birds living in a backyard environment of suburban Melbourne.

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Birds of Barongarook Creek

The following images were snapped on my walk along the Barongarook Creek this morning.

1 – White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)

White-faced Heron

2 – White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica)

White-necked Heron

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Eastern Great Egrets at Lake Colac

This morning on my walk I observed three Eastern Great Egrets feeding at Lake Colac

Eastern Great Egrets (Ardea modesta (alba)) are 83 to 103 centimetres in size, and have a long neck with a prominent kink. The neck is about 1.5 times their body length.

Eastern Great Egret,
Ardea modesta,
Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Eastern Great Egret

Eastern Great Egret

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