Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fairy Wren and Pheasant Coucal from Australia

These pictures come thanks to my co-worker in Australia. He knew I was an avid birder and had a birding blog, so he shared two of his best photos with me.

The first is a Fairy Wren:

Interesting fact about Fairy Wrens (also known as the Superb Fairy-wren)- males often latch onto a predator's call to catch the attention of females. Pretty innovative! For more info: http://birdsinbackyards.net/species/Malurus-cyaneus

The second is a Pheasant Coucal:

The Pheasant Coucal is a large cuckoo similar in shape to a pheasant, often seen in backyards. For more info: http://birdsinbackyards.net/species/Centropus-phasianinus

Thank you Brad!

3 comments:

Hilke Breder said...

You have some interesting birds. By its posture you know that the Fairy Wren is a wren, like the wrens in the US but more colorful.

dAwN said...

Howdee! Very cool birds there in Australia..nice of your friend to share those pics..
Happy Birding to you!!

MaineBirder said...

Great pics of the Fairy Wren!