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White-cheeked Honeyeater
2008-08-06 18:09:40

The White-cheeked Honeyeater (Phylidonyris nigra), is endemic to eastern and south-western Australia, ranging from east of the Great Divide in Queensland through coastal New South Wales, becoming scattered south to Jervis Bay. It is also found in south-western Western Australia and from Perth northwards to Murchison River. It is usually found in moist heath lands, as well as around wetlands and...

2006-10-19 13:20:44

Cassowaries, Casuarius, are very large flightless birds native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and northeastern Australia. Cassowaries are part of the ratite group of birds that include the emu, rhea, ostrich, moa, and kiwi. There are three species of Cassowary recognized today: The Southern Cassowary of Australia and New Guinea; the Dwarf Cassowary of New Guinea and New Britain; and the...

Blue-eyed Cockatoo
2006-10-19 13:13:00

The Blue-eyed Cockatoo, Cacatua ophthalmica, is a large white parrot prevalent to lowland forests and hills of New Britain in Papua New Guinea. It is also the only cockatoo found in the Bismarck Archipelago. This 20 inch long bird has an erectile yellow white crest, gray colored beak and feet, and prominent light blue ring around the eye, all of which give this cockatoo its name. Both...

Little Corella
2006-09-25 15:13:34

The Little Corella, Cacatua sanguinea, is a widely common, white cockatoo native to Australia. It is sometimes called the Bare-eyed Cockatoo. It is so common that it has become something of a pest throughout much of Australia, and can be destructive to the trees in which it perches, by chewing the bark off smaller twigs. The Little Corella grows to about 15.3 inches in length. They...

Long-billed Corella
2006-09-25 15:11:52

The Long-billed Corella, Cacatua tenuirostris, is a cockatoo native to Australia. The species has a small distribution, and usually inhabits woodlands, river banks and farming land. The Corella may also inhabit urban areas. The Corella is mostly white, with a pink face and forehead. They also have faintly pink feathers on the breast and belly, and yellow on the underside of the wings and...

Major Mitchells Cockatoo
2006-09-25 15:10:31

Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, Cacatua leadbeateri, also known as Leadbeater's Cockatoo or Pink Cockatoo, is the only species of its own subgenus Lophocroa. It is a medium-sized cockatoo restricted to arid and semi-arid inland areas of Australia. This bird requires extensive woodlands, particularly favoring Callitris, Allocasuarina and Eucalyptus. Their population has declined as a result of...

2006-09-25 15:06:34

The Galah, Eolophus roseicapilla, is one of the most common bird of the cockatoo family. It occupies open country in almost all of mainland Australia. Galahs are absent only from the driest areas and the far north of Cape York Peninsula. They appear to have been self-introduced to Tasmania. They are common in some metropolitan areas, for example Perth and Melbourne, and common to abundant in...

Gang-gang Cockatoo
2006-09-25 15:04:49

The Gang-gang Cockatoo, Callocephalon fimbriatum, is found in the cooler and wetter forests and woodlands of Australia, particularly alpine bush land. It ranges throughout south-eastern Australia and Tasmania. Mostly mid gray in colour, the male has a red head and crest, while the female has a small fluffy gray crest. It is easily identified by its distinctive call, which is described as...

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
2006-09-25 15:03:29

The Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus funereus, is a large cockatoo native to the south-east of Australia. It is found from Eyre Peninsula to south and central eastern Queensland. In some areas they have adapted to humans and can be often seen in many parts of urban Sydney and Melbourne. They are one of the more well-loved and characteristic birds of southern Australia. Adult...

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
2006-09-25 15:00:26

The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus banksii, is a large cockatoo native to Australia, being more common in arid areas. Usually found in eucalypt woodlands, or along water courses, these seed-eating cockatoos are commonly seen in large flocks in the north of the country. Populations of the south-east region of Australia are threatened by clearing of native habitat. The Red-tailed...

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.