Also known as the Parakeet, the Budgerigar is one of the most common household birds in Australia. Budgies are the perfect pet bird for children or someone who has never owned a pet bird before. The Budgerigar is a true show pony with a bright and outgoing personality and is suited to small cage living.
"The regent honeyeater used to flock in its thousands from Queensland to South Australia, but now there are only around 300 birds left in the wild," Mr Griffin said. "We're releasing conservation-bred birds to boost numbers in the wild as part of a national effort to save this critically endangered species.
The rainbow lorikeet was anointed our most populous bird, with an estimated population of about 19 million. The birds are widespread throughout Australia, and at home in urban and bush environments. Our national bird, the emu, also fared well, with an estimated 2.1 million strolling across Australia.
The Magpie-lark is a common black and white bird with many different names. It is also called a Peewee, Peewit, Mudlark or Little Magpie. Its name Magpie-lark is also confusing because it is neither a Magpie nor a Lark. It is more closely related to Monarchs, Fantails and Drongos.
Finches are also often distinguished by a reddish tinge. But females and immature birds within the finch and sparrow groups of birds can often look very alike. But female house finches are a cooler brown on top and have streaked underparts that female house sparrows do not have.
The cassowary is a large, flightless bird most closely related to the emu. Although the emu is taller, the cassowary is the heaviest bird in Australia and the second heaviest in the world after its cousin, the ostrich.
Cassowaries and emu
This family of flightless ratite birds is represented by two living species in Australia. Another two species are found in New Guinea.
The Tasmanian Devil is a marsupial that only lives - the name says it all - on the island of Tasmania. It is one of Australia's most unique and endangered species.
You might recognise the Pheasant Coucal by its distinctive 'oop-oop-oop-opp' call. Sometimes mates will duet, providing a concert that sounds like water bubbling from a big bottle.
There are three species of raven in Australia, and three crows. Ravens are generally bigger than crows, but other differences - e.g. range, calls - are more reliable for identifying which species is which.
With an average total length of about 14 cm (51⁄2 in), it is the smallest parrot in Australia. Most subspecies of the double-eyed fig parrot are sexually dimorphic, with males having more red (less silvery and blue) to the face than the females.
What do Noisy Miners look like? The Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala) is predominantly grey. Noisy miners have a black crown and cheeks, yellow bill and have naked skin around the eyes and legs. Noisy Miners are native Australian honeyeaters and are often confused with the Common or Indian Myna.
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The Laughing Kookaburra native to eastern Australia makes a very familiar call sounding like raucous laughter. Their call is used to establish territory among family groups, most often at dawn and dusk. One bird starts with a low, hiccuping chuckle, then throws its head back in raucous laughter.
The laughing kookaburra of Australia is known for its call, which sounds like a cackling laugh.
Native to eastern Australia and also introduced to the south-west and Tasmania, the Laughing Kookaburra is the heaviest type of Kingfisher and the country's most iconic bird.
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The quokka, a close cousin of the kangaroo, rocketed to internet fame when tourists began taking selfies with the animal, which is unafraid of humans and appears to smile for pictures.
The green catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris) is a species of bowerbird found in subtropical forests along the east coast of Australia, from southeastern Queensland to southern New South Wales. It is named after its distinctive call which sounds like a cat meowing, although it has also been mistaken for a crying child.
Kookaburras, Magpie-larks (Pee-Wee), and some other birds, will sometimes attack their reflection in a window. This is usually a territorial behaviour, which occurs mainly in the breeding season: the bird sees its own reflection in the glass as a rival.
When we're under stress, our fight-or-flight response tends to kick in; this triggers a release of hormones, which disrupt the usual hormones which keep the bladder relaxed, causing it to contract. This results in people feeling the need to urinate, or even involuntarily urinating in some cases.