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Palm Cockatoo
2006-09-25 14:59:15

The Palm Cockatoo, Probosciger aterrimus, is a large black parrot of the cockatoo family. It is found in northern Queensland and New Guinea. It can also be found in Cape York, although it is threatened there due to habitat loss. They are in high demand for the pet trade due to its unusual appearance. It measures around 21.6 to 23.6 inches in length and weighs between 1.1 and 2.2 lbs. It is a...

Short-billed Black-Cockatoo
2006-09-15 10:20:14

The Short-billed Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus latirostris is a cockatoo endemic to south-western Australia.

New Zealand Pigeon Kerer
2006-09-11 13:38:49

The kererû or New Zealand Pigeon, Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae, is a bird endemic to New Zealand.The kererû belongs to the family Columbidae, and the subfamily Treroninae, which is found throughout Southeast Asia, Malaya, Africa and New Zealand. They are commonly found in native forests (lowlands in particular), scrub, rural and city gardens and parks. New Zealand Pigeons are large...

Wompoo Fruit Dove
2006-09-11 13:31:17

The Wompoo Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus magnificus, is the largest fruit dove native to Australia. It inhabits almost exclusively the lowland tropics rainforests along the eastern coast of Australia, from central New South Wales to the tip of Cape York Peninsula. They can also be seen in Papua New Guinea. Abundancy of these birds increases in a northerly direction. The dove measures up to 18...

Wonga Pigeon
2006-09-11 13:10:21

The Wonga Pigeon, Leucosarcia melanoleuca, is a pigeon that inhabits areas in eastern Australia with its range being from Central Queensland to Gippsland, eastern Victoria, Australia. They tend to occur on the ground foraging and are located in rainforests, wet eucalypt forests, coastal forests, picnic areas, walking tracks, car parks and gardens. The Wonga Pigeon is a large, plump pigeon...

Brown Cuckoo-dove
2006-09-04 13:23:32

The Brown Cuckoo-dove, Macropygia phasianella, is a dove in the genus Macropygia. It is also known by the names of "Brown Pigeon", "Pheasant Pigeon" and "Cuckoo Dove". They are located in eastern Australia from Weipa and Aurukun in the north to Bega in the south and most inland at Atherton and Toowoomba. The Brown Cuckoo-dove inhabits rainforest, scrubs and rainforest re-growth areas....

White-headed Pigeon
2006-09-01 13:29:42

The White-headed Pigeon, Columba leucomela, is a pigeon native to Australia. It is also known as "Baldy" and "Baldy Pigeon". The pigeon's habitat is from Cooktown, Queenstown to southern New South Wales. It can commonly be found in tropical regions, subtropical rainforest, scrub, watercourses and street trees. The size of the pigeon varies from 15.2 to 16.4 inches. Plumage consists of a...

American Robin
2006-07-15 10:53:01

The American Robin, (Turdus migratorius), is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. The bird breeds throughout Canada and the United States. Though robins will occasionally overwinter in the northern U.S. and southern Canada, most migrate to the south, as far as Guatemala, in late August and return in late February and March. The American Robin is 25-28 cm (10-11 in) long. The...

Varied Triller
2006-03-25 11:16:21

The Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela) is a smaller member of the Cuckoo-shrike family, Campephagidae. This species prefers warm, reasonably moist environments and is found in New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago, along much of the tropical and sub-tropical coastal hinterland of eastern Australia, from about the Sydney area to the tip of Cape York Peninsula, in the moister part of the...

White-winged Triller
2006-03-23 14:41:56

The White-winged Triller (Lalage tricolor) is one of the smaller members of the Cuckoo-shrike family. It is found throughout mainland Australia and possibly on the islands to the north, including New Guinea and eastern Indonesia. It is resident and sometimes nomadic over the warmer part of its range (inland Australia and points north), and during the summer is a breeding migrant to the cooler...

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