The plains birds are usually seen in open country areas such as farms or lightly vegetated areas. They generally sleep and nest in nearby trees or forest areas.
Australian Magpie, Gymnorhina tibicen, Family Artamidae - (and now including the Cractidae family, Magpies, Currawongs & Butcherbirds - Woodswallows). (JM)
Australian White Ibis, Threskiornis molucca, Family Threskiornithidae (Ibises) This bird has, rightly or wrongly, earned the name of Tip Turkey or Dumpster Diver or Bin Chicken for its voracious appetite for any food scraps! (KP)
Australian Raven, Corvus coronoides. (AK)
Cattle Egrets, Ardea ibis, Family Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets and Bitterns) are self-introduced to Australia relatively recently in 1948. They are usually seen stalking cattle waiting for insects disturbed by the cows. (KP)
White-throated Needletail or Spine-tailed Swift,Hirundapus caudacutus, Family Chaeturinae, (Spine-tailed Swifts). Have an almost world-wide distribution and are seen around our area from Oct to May through to August. (AK)
Welcome Swallow, Hirundo rustica. (AK)
Brown Quail, Coturnix ypsilophora. (AK)
Golden-headed Cisticola, Cisticola exilis. (AK)
Willie Wagtail, Rhipidura leycophrys. (KP)
Willie Wagtail on nest. (JM)
Bird photographs contributed by Kim Baggaley, Alison Kuiter, Kaye Proudley and John McClumpha
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