Cassowary: Looks prehistoric! One of the largest and most striking birds in the world. This remarkable species can grow to 6 feet, weigh 120 lbs., and can easily kill a human. (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
The emu is the largest bird native to Australia and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius. It is the second-largest extant bird in the world by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. There are three subspecies of emus in Australia. The emu is common over most of mainland Australia, although it avoids heavily populated areas, dense forest, and arid areas.
A native Australian parrot which is widespread. . . . Calling someone a galah in Australia is a traditional way of questioning their intelligence. "Ya flaming galah" is as common in Oz as calling someone a "goose" in other parts of the world. Galahs (the bird) do come across as being a little stupid as they waddle around eating grass seeds. They do much on wing.
ORIGINAL Watercolor painting - Cute Robin / watercolor illustration 6x8 inch
Original watercolor painting on acid free paper. Size: 6x8 Inch / 15x20 cm Signed and dated on the front. # PLEASE NOTE - I ship from EUROPE , shipping generally takes 12-24 working days for USA , Australia and the rest of the world and 3-7 working days within European Union. Please do not purchase if you do not agree with these waiting times # Thank you for looking! Contact me for any questions or requests.
How We Got Up Close With Australia's Birds of Prey
The majestic wedge-tail eagle. More than 260 bird species call Kangaroo Island home, and it is here that you have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia’s most impressive birds of prey. Click through to post for more photos.