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Photos of Darwin's Birds

Darwin's birds are a feature of the suburbs, with hundreds of species of birds living or visiting Darwin as the seasons change.

The sounds of birds are always present, whether the early morning symphony that greets the day or the haunting sounds of the curlew and babble of the orange footed scrub fowl  through the night.

Yellow-throated MinerA Yellow-throated Miner peers over the back fence.
Spangled DrongosSpangled Drongos visit regularly
Little Friarbird and nestLittle Friarbird nest at Nightcliff Jetty a busy location for people and birds.
bar shouldered dove nestBar-shouldered Dove on a flimsy nest of twigs.
Red Tailed Black CockatooRed Tailed Black Cockatoo

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo surveys the surroundings from a safe treetop.

Flocks of these raucas birds are frequent visitors, feeding on the casuarina pine nuts.


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.

Rapid Creek GalaghRapid Creek Galagh

Galahs are common birds 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.

Magpielark aka Mudlark
Rainbow LorrikeetsRainbow Lorrikeets
Male Fig BirdMale Fig Bird

Orange Footed Scrub FowlOrange Footed Scrub Fowl

Orange Footed Scrub Fowl

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.
Their distinctive warbling crowing carries on through the nights.

Scrub fowl on garden fenceScrub fowl on garden fence
Bush Stone-curlewBush Stone-curlew

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.

They feature in the Daly River dreamtime stories and artwork.

Stationary curlewHard to see when it's Still
camouflaged CurlewA curlew in it's more familiar environment

Stone Curlew familyStone Curlew family - spot the chick?
curlew warning displayA hissing display - don't come closer!
Stone curlew chickStone curlew chick

Rainbow Bee Eater front viewRainbow Bee Eater front view
Rainbow Bee Eater back viewRainbow Bee Eater back view

Torresian Imperial PigeonTorres Straight Pigeon eyeing off a bunch of carpentaria palm seeds.
Tawney Frogmouth on No Parking SignIllegally parked Tawney Frogmouth

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, Kakadu and Litchfield Park.

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