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  • Ross
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    This course has made much more aware of local issues regarding birds and the general environment.   It has also inspired me to become more active in my local birding groups, particularly  Birdlife Australia. I am now also contributing to eBird :-)
  • Ross
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    In parkland near my home there are a number of Sugar Gum Trees. I noticed a number of Rainbow Lorikeets ( Trichoglossus haematodus)  feeding  on nectar and pollen of the trees small  flowers and buds. Great to watch as they are constantly chatting and screeching. Often quite acrobatic while meandering amongst the branches :-) Rainbow Lorikeet 2
  • Ross
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    Melbourne Australia:  I spent about 45 minutes in a small local  park with a Field Guide to Birds.   Little Wattle Birds  Anthochaera chrysoptera  were in abundance with their distinctive call and acrobatics amongst the trees; the Noisy Miner Manorina melancophala  was certainly living up to its name and spent quite a bit of time chasing off other birds, which is typical of this bird during breeding season;  the Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus which one could hear before you could spot it - very distinctive constant screeching and chattering ; a pair of Little Ravens Corvus mellori; and Magpie Larks Grallina cyanoleuca which were also quite aggressive toward other birds as I read they also can be during breeding season. Wonderful to be able to identify and appreciate the bird life...next time I'll take my camera :-)
  • Ross
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    Noisey Miner Noisy Miner  Manorima melanocephala 24 - 27 Cm. (Australia) -  Activity 1: Medium sized, Pale Greyish face with black crown extending down through eye to link; Distinctive rich yellow beak and legs; Underparts pale grey with darker scallops on breast; Dark  leading edge on wing with brown- reddish steak
  • Ross
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    Magpie 2Magpie 3Magpie 1 Activity one & three G'day I'm Ross from Melbourne Australia This bird is a Magpie . You can hear them caroling especially at dusk.  They have a fearsome reputation for swooping on unsuspecting people on bikes especially during the nesting season :-) They are my favorite bird in my urban area. They mark out their territory  and will raise two to three young. When the young are fledged they stay with the parents for quite some time - you can often see them begging for food rather than foraging themselves. As juveniles they remain in the parents territory for at least twelve months before they are chased out to find their own territory
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