Our Birds

Here we will show you some of the species which inhabit our part of Australia . A lot of these are common over various areas of this country , some are only in tropical areas and some are locals. If you feel the information here is incorrect , please let us know and if we are incorrect then we will amend it . Enjoy your visit.

kookaburra The Blue Wing Kookaburra (Dacelo leachi ) lives across the northern part of Australia and down most of coastal Queensland.
It likes open forest and mangroves. The nest is a in hole in a tree where it lays 3 or 4 white eggs. The breeding season is from September to November.
tawny  The Tawny Frogmouth ( Podargus strigoides )is distributed throughout Australia mostly in forest areas. It is mostly nocturnal but can be seen sitting still on a branch during the day if you are keen enough as the bird blends in with the tree branch. It's nest is like a plate of sticks and twigs filles roughly with leaves. It lays 2-4 eggs in the breeding season which is from August to November. It's food is mainly insects and mice. It is often mistaken for an owl.
big bird This young Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter cirrocephalus ) owes it's life to some of our carers. It has since been successfully released.
This bird is distributed from Tasmania through mainland Australia to New Guinea. It's food is mostly small birds. Breeding season is from September to December.
fig bird The adult Fig Bird is prolific in the Whitsunday Area, and one of the most common birds to come into our care at this time of year.
There are 2 types of Figbird - the Southern Figbird and the Yellow Figbird.
I will have a guess and say this is a female Southern Figbird.
I guess someone will correct me on that one if I am wrong.
masked The Masked Owl is distributed throughout most of Australia.  It hides during the day to emerge at dusk to hunt for food which is mainly made up of small rodents , small birds and insects. In some places it is called a Mopoke because of it's call. It nests in a hollow of a limb or tree and breeds between September and January
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