AUSTRALASIAN Temperate Forest
birds

The birds of the temperate forest and open Eucalyptus woodlands of Australia...

Family Columbidae: Pigeons and Doves

Spilopelia senegalensis, 'Laughing Dove' (Rottnest Island). An introduced species, native to Africa, Middle-east and India; feral population in south-west Australian woodlands.

Streptopelia chinensis, 'Laughing Dove' (Rottnest Island). An introduced species from Asia now found in south-east and south-west urban areas, farms and woodlands in Australia.

Family Meliphagidae: Honeyeaters

Phylidonyris novaehollandiae, 'New Holland Honeyeater', (Yanchep, Australia). Striking contrasting colours. Energetic and fast, usually seen on large flowers, such as Banksias and Grevilleas, feeding on nectar. But also catches insects. Habitats include open woodland and heath. Found in south-eastern and south-western Australia. 

Family Climacteridae: Treecreepers

'Western (Rufous) Treecreeper' (Dryandra, Western Australia).

Family Artamidae: Woodswallows, Butcherbirds

Gymnorhina tibicen, 'Australian Magpie', (Kings Park, Western Australia).

Artamus cyanopterus, 'Dusky Woodswallow' (Dryandra, Western Australia).

Family Corvidae

Corvus coronoides, 'Australian Raven', (Rottnest Island, Australia). Large obvious 'beard' of throat feather hackles and white eyes.  The more common larger corvid in south-eastern and south western Australian woodlands.


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