Superb Fairy-wren Elected Australia’s Favourite Bird

IMG_7843aThis beautiful, bright and energetic little bird was elected Australia’s favourite bird in a recent poll run by Birdlife Australia.  I got to see them in the wild for the first time during a recent trip to Tasmania, then again in Outback Queensland.

I am also proud to say I have seen most of the birds that were nominated in the wild at some point or another since I have been living in Australia.  These are the birds I have seen, hopefully I will complete the list soon!  After all, they were ALL special enough to have been nominated!  How many have YOU seen?

Australian Brush-turkey

Australian Magpie

Australian Pelican

Australian Raven

Australian Ringneck (28 Parrot)

Black Kite

Black Swan

Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo

Crested Pigeon

Crimson Rosella

Eastern Rosella

Galah

Grey Butcherbird

Grey Fantail

Hooded Plover

Laughing Kookaburra

Magpie-lark

Masked Lapwing

Nankeen Kestrel

New Holland Honeyeater

Noisy Miner

Pacific Black Duck

Pied Currawong

Purple Swamphen

Rainbow Lorikeet

Red-necked Stint

Red-rumped Parrot

Scarlet Robin

Silver Gull

Silvereye

Singing Honeyeater

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Superb Fairy-wren

Swift Parrot

Tawny Frogmouth

Welcome Swallow

White-plumed Honeyeater

Willie Wagtail

Yellow Wattlebird

  • Ixchel

    Rainbow Lorikeets outside my window!

  • TWA44

    Hi Tara, Just came over from TBB to help you test the captchas! I am really not into birding but I did love watching the hummingbirds we saw in Costa Rica!

    • Thanks for stopping by. Sorry about the moderation queue, that seems to be a standard with WP blogs only for the first comment, then other comments post automatically. I love hummingbirds too!