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


Grey Butcherbird

Grey Fantail

Hooded Plover

Laughing Kookaburra


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


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!