Tuesday, March 8, 2011

World Bird Wednesday - A Bird or Three


A Rainbow Lorikeet, Trichoglossus haematodus helping himself
to my Eucalyptus ficifolia flowers.


This bird I have had the greatest trouble identifying. I hope
Stewart M or someone else may be able to help me there.

I have gone through my bird books backwards and forwards
without success. The eye mask should give it away yet I cannot
find it anywhere.


At first it was in the Eucalyptus, then moved over to the Hawthorn
where I thought it was feasting on berries but soon realised it
was picking off tiny insects.



Even stooping to share with it's fully grown infant. It was
approx. 12-14cm, roughly the range for scrub wrens yet there
were no white markings near the eyes.


Sulphur -Crested Cockatoo, Cacatua galerita, 44-51cm. In
captivity, given half a chance, he can be quite an entertainer
as he likes to show off his skills for the applause.



Much better enlarged!

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36 comments:

  1. Neat birds! Hope you can i.d. that one with the lovely olive colorations!

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  2. Beautiful flowers and berries everywhere to delight these colorful birds, whatever they are.

    Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts.

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  3. The colourful birds were the first I noticed when we landed in Australia. The noises of all kind of cockatoos, lorikeets and other unknown birds were overwhelming. Thanks for showing yours!

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  4. Great sequence!! Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. You certainly have some beautiful and exotic looking birds there.

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  6. Gorgeous birds! I would love to see them in person.

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  7. Rainbow Lorikeets are always fun to have around. White 'Cockies' I prefer at a distance as they are so destructive. As to the other bird - I have enough trouble with 'bush' birds around here without getting totally muddled with the ones in your area! Nice photos. You have a great range of birds around your place.

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  8. Oh, I'm so envious of you and your gorgeous, colorful birds. I would sit in your garden and applaud all day for that cockatoo!

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  9. Beautiful birds all 3--I have no clue about what your mystery bird is-- will be curious to find out though!

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  10. You have some stunning birds on your patch. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Those are absolutely beautiful birds Arija. I see nobody has ID'd your mystery yet -- whatever it is, like all your birds, it is beautiful and so different for us. I love your posts.

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  12. Beautiful birds! I just love the colorful lorikeets and the cockatoo. You have some wonderful yard birds.

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  13. Love your bird photography. Must be fascinating to have such exotic beauty to admire.

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  14. Hi there - am at work - guide books at home - but will work on bird ID!

    Thought another birder would have saved me by now!!

    Cheers Stewart M

    PS: Just noticed the the word I had to type to post this was "guessed" - do you think the computer knows something!!

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  15. I can't help you with the bird Arija but it is very colourful - you done well to be able to capture it so close. I love the bird life here in Australia.

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  16. Very cheerful birds! Totally different from what we have ere, of course, but all birds are charming with the exception of starlings. Waiting patiently for spring to find us here in North America.

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  17. Beautiful birds, most of ours are drab by comparison.

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  18. Nice collection of beautiful birds!

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  19. I think its a Singing Honeyeater - black face band with yellow underneath and a the flash of white on the "ear" point in that direction. Looking at your last post it mentioned Mt. Lofy - and that fits with the distribution as well.

    More than willing to be told I'm wrong, but thats what I'd go with.

    Cheers - Stewart M.

    PS: Nice pictures!!

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  20. Beautiful photos of beautiful birds.
    Have a nice day.

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  21. Birds are so hard to indetify at times. And you really need help. I was in Costa Rica and have a lot of unidentified ones.
    I did not know you attended WBW, I have two entries there if you are interrestd. :)
    NF Fåglar/Birds
    NF Birds in Costa Rica

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  22. Beautiful shots! I am glad Stewart M came up with an answer because otherwise my curiosity would compelled me to dive into Australian avifauna books!

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  23. I like the last one. He is so likeable.

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  24. Oh I do love the Cockatoo!!! Would enjoy it entertaining me as well~

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  25. Such a pletora of birds to watch, Arija. I love the colorful plumage on the Lorikeet. I see there are still plenty of berries to brighten your day as well.

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  26. What beautiful birds! Such a treat to see the beauty of the wildlife that you have the joy of experiencing.

    I love visiting your blog, and seeing all the beauty you share here.

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  27. Crazy good stuff Arija! Isn't it fun trying to track down a new bird? Thank God For Stewart when the guide fails! It sure would be fun to see a Lorikeet one day those colors are unimaginable.

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  28. I always enjoy seeing your bright colorful birds--so different from what I see here in Alaska!

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  29. Just gorgeous. Birds are unconquerable. I am sure of it.

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  30. Such wonderfully beautiful birds!

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  31. Great capture of the Lorikeet, he's gorgeous!

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  32. absolutely marvellous!
    i came across your blog from following your comment on a pakistani gardening site
    what camera are you employing for capturing nature?

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  33. Hi Arija

    Your birs is a singing honeyeater, pretty common out of the city in drier areas. Common in the mallee east and north of Adelaide, and along the coast. Loking forward to your post from Flinders and Eyre
    cheers

    tony

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  34. Great photos Arija. We have just acquired some parakeets for a new exhibit at the Museum and boy are they noisy!!

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