Australian Magpie - Cracticus tibicen, is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Australia and southern New Guinea. This one has a beautiful melodious call. It is said that the magpie is the symbol of the Australian Bush.
Have many of these gorgeous little birds in our garden, love sitting and watching them catch little insects and drink the nectar from the bird of paradise (Kym). (Photo by: Andrea Deegan) New Holland honey-eater
Seems that Fiji has a bit of a rep for luridly coloured doves - lucky Fiji! Golden Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus luteovirens), endemic to the Fiji Islands, has a distinctive green plumage with a teal green face and feet. Photo by Philip Felstead.
The Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) is an unusual species among North American waterfowl. With its long legs, peculiar appearance, and odd habits, it was described by one early American ornithologist as “most un-duck-like.