Darwin's birds are a feature of the suburbs, with hundreds of species of birds living or visiting Darwin as the seasons change.
|Red Tailed Black Cockatoo peers from a safe treetop. Flocks of these raucas birds are frequent visitors, feeding on the casuarina pine nuts.|
|Black Kites are effective hunters which often congregate around bush fires, feeding on the grasshoppers and other insects which are driven from cover by the flames. In the suburbs they also like barbeques, and will snatch a sausage from the hot plate without hesitation, given the chance.|
|Ibis feeding around the parks and gardens are a familiar site. They are often seen on school grounds and sports ovals quite unconcerned with the activities going on close by.|
|Galahs are common throughout Australia, and Darwin is no exception. Usually seen around the beaches and parks, sometimes in large noisy flocks with a larrakin behaviour which makes them fun to watch.|
|These srub fowl are often seen in peoples yards and can make a mess of your garden faster than you would believe as they scratch around for a feed.|
Orange Footed Scrub Fowl
|A Bush Stone-curlew caught out in the open, possibly a young bird. Their loud wailing 'weeloo, will-aroo' is often heard at night, however they are rarely seen far from bush cover.||
The photo's on this page were all taken in suburban Darwin, there are more photo's of water birds found in the city area and a lot more birds to see at places such as Fogg Dam
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