Brian Fitzgerald snapped these birds around Evans Head.
He wanted to remind any budding bird watchers or photographers of the abundant bird life in Evans Head.
“Here’s a few I have taken over the last few months,” Brian said.
Can you guess the names of the 24 birds?
Answers at the bottom.
I’m usually looking for a good feed in a pair or in a noisy flock of up to seven birds.
I am found in eastern and northern Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
I am a species of passerine bird.
I am a water-dependent bird of prey.
I like to live in a rainforest and eat fruit.
I am related to butcherbirds and magpies.
I am one of the largest nectar-feeding birds in the world.
I am have a distinctive yellow tuft behind my eye.
I am named after my distinctive eye.
I live in a monogamous pair.
I am known for my bare, black head,
My bright colours are unmistakable.
I am one of the smaller members of the cuckoo-shrike family.
You might call your mate after me.
I am a medium-sized raptor aka birds of prey.
I’m one of the fantails.
I’m also called a mickey bird or soldier bird.
I make you laugh, don’t I?
Because I like grevilleas, banksias and other flowering native shrubs I am common in your garden.
My tail is distinctive, so too my colours.
Call me, Fifty Shades of Brown.
I can mimic mobile phone rings and dogs barking.
I grow to 16cm.
I mainly like to eat insects.
BIRD ANSWERS: SCORE 1 POINT FOR EVERY CORRECT ANSWER
- Blue-faced honeyeater
- Leaden flycatcher male
- Leaden flycatcher female
- Eastern osprey
- Wompoo fruit dove
- Pied currawong
- Red wattlebird
- Brown honeyeater
- Little friarbird
- Noisy friarbird
- Rainbow lorikeet
- Varied triller
- Spangled drongo
- Brown goshawk
- Willie wagtail
- Noisy miner
- Little wattlebird
- Variegated fairy-wren male
- Variegated fairy-wren female
- Pied butcherbird
- Eastern yellow robin
- White-browed scrubwren
If you got less than 5 birds correct
You should have listened more at school. Make up for it by downloading a bird identification app – and get outside and learn about those things with feathers.
Between 5 and 10 birds
You know a bit about birds but need to put in more effort. Join a bird watching club and find out not only how the birds look, but the sounds they make and more.
If you got more than 10
Pretty good bird brain. You’re on my trivia team. You obviously enjoy nature. Still more to learn especially about the more unusual birds.
More than 20 correct
You are THE birdwatcher. People ask your advice – what bird is that? – people ask as you walk down the street. Man, you know your birds.