Saturday, 30 September 2017


The Darebin Parklands in Fairfield are home to a large variety of native birds. Here are some of them, photographed in Spring.

This post is part of the Weekend Green meme,
and also part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the I'd Rather Be Birdin' meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme.
The red-rumped parrot (Psephotus haematonotus), also known as the red-backed parrot or grass parrot, is a common bird of south-eastern Australia (male)

The galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), also known as the rose-breasted cockatoo, galah cockatoo, roseate cockatoo or pink and grey, is one of the most common and widespread cockatoos, and it can be found in open country in almost all parts of mainland Australia.

The Australian wood duck, maned duck or maned goose (Chenonetta jubata) is a dabbling duck found throughout much of Australia (female top; male bottom)

The masked lapwing (Vanellus miles), also known as the masked plover and often called the spur-winged plover or just plover in its native range, is a large, common and conspicuous bird native to Australia, particularly the northern and eastern parts of the continent, New Zealand and New Guinea

The common bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) is a species of medium-sized, heavily built pigeon. Native to Australia and one of the country's most common pigeons, the common bronzewing is able to live in almost any habitat (male)

The eastern rosella (Platycercus eximius) is a rosella native to southeast of the Australian continent and to Tasmania

The rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) is a species of parrot found in Australia. It is common along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland to South Australia. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas

On the right is the the little pied cormorant, little shag or kawaupaka (Microcarbo melanoleucos) is a common Australasian waterbird, found around the coasts, islands, estuaries, and inland waters of Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. On the left is a noisy miner (Manorina melanocephala), which is a bird in the honeyeater family, Meliphagidae, and is endemic to eastern and south-eastern Australia

The Australian magpie (Cracticus tibicen) is a medium-sized black and white passerine bird native to Australia and southern New Guinea
The Australian white ibis (Threskiornis moluccus) is a wading bird of the ibis family, Threskiornithidae. It is widespread across much of Australia
The Australasian swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus), family Rallidae, is a species of swamphen occurring in eastern Indonesia, the Moluccas, Aru and Kai Islands, as well as in Papua New Guinea and Australia. It is also found in New Zealand where it is known as the Pūkeko, derived from the Māori language


  1. Hello, I would love to see each one of these Birds. Lovely birds and photos. Thank you so much for linking up today, sorry if there was trouble with the linky and my new theme. I am working on it. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  2. Pretty birds!
    Have a great weekend, thanks for joining

  3. What a beautiful variety of birds! I couldn't pick a favorite. I do love that photo of the pied cormorant and other bird against the lake water....beautiful!

  4. Arghh Home sweet home ... love all the colours! You could have added a little Tiger in there too after yesterdays epic win :)
    Wren x

  5. Beautiful, colorful birds :)

  6. Sorry I am late visiting. Bud & I had a family pet of 25 years pass away last night.

    Thanks so much for faithfully linking up & sharing your birds!


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