Hairy Woodpecker Identification, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
The larger of two look alikes, the Hairy Woodpecker is a small but powerful bird that forages along trunks and main branches of large trees. It wields a much longer bill than the Downy Woodpecker's almost thornlike bill. Hairy Woodpeckers have a somewhat soldierly look, with their erect, straight-backed posture on tree trunks and their cleanly striped heads. Look for them at backyard suet or sunflower feeders, and listen for them whinnying from woodlots, parks, and forests.
Tui - New Zealand native bird feeding in Kowhai tree.jpg
This photo is of a Tui. A native bird of New Zealand. It is also referred to as a "Parson bird" because of the feather tuft under its neck. It has iridescent plumage and is attracted to the yellow flowers and nectar of the Kowhai tree which is also native to New Zealand. We have a Kowhai tree growing close to our house which allows us to enjoy the activity of numerous Tui from our living room window. We live in Karori in Wellington and are a few kilometres from the Zealandia wildlife…
'Tui in Kowhai Tree' by kevinkrippner
The Tui is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand, and the only species in the genus Prosthemadera. It is one of the largest species in the diverse Australasian honeyeater family.
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I Photographed The Best Copycat Bird In The World, Lyrebird
David Attenborough called this beautiful Lyrebird one of the best songbirds in the world (it is also the biggest singing bird in the world). During the mating season, he mimics a range of bird sounds he picks up from all the birds around him to make a special song to attract a female. This complex song can have as many as 20 different bird sounds as well as sounds from the environment such as electronic toys, camera shutters, squeaky doors or chainsaws.
Satin Bower Bird (female)
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Urban bird watchers' guide to Sydney
Sydney may be known for bin-scrounging ibis and bobble-headed pigeons, but there’s more diverse birdlife in this metropolis than many probably realise.