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Sacred Kingfisher, though not my photo, we get them watching over the dams and vineyard at Wallaby Ridge Retreat

Sacred Kingfisher, though not my photo, we get them watching over the dams and vineyard at Wallaby Ridge Retreat

Sacred Kingfisher -- this colourful little bird only occasionally fishes for its dinner. Like its bigger cousin, the kookaburra, the kingfisher's diet consists mainly of small animals such as insects and lizards, which it kills by beating them on a branch. That said, kingfishers aren't averse to a fish meal, and have been observed poaching fish from backyard ponds.

Sacred Kingfisher -- this colourful little bird only occasionally fishes for its dinner. Like its bigger cousin, the kookaburra, the kingfisher's diet consists mainly of small animals such as insects and lizards, which it kills by beating them on a branch. That said, kingfishers aren't averse to a fish meal, and have been observed poaching fish from backyard ponds.

Click here for information on this Australian Rainbow Lorikeets photo. You can buy handmade greeting cards with this photo for just $4.50 delivered. www.theshortcollection.com.au/Australian-Birds

Click here for information on this Australian Rainbow Lorikeets photo. You can buy handmade greeting cards with this photo for just $4.50 delivered. www.theshortcollection.com.au/Australian-Birds

# 3 - Grey-chinned Minivet - female - found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

# 3 - Grey-chinned Minivet - female - found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) - male. Native to Australia's southeast coast, the species, like all bowerbirds, has complex and unique courtship behaviors. Males build elaborate bowers decorated with blue ornaments from flowers to bottle caps; and females choose a mate from the quality of display. photo: Chris Chafer.

Satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) - male. Native to Australia's southeast coast, the species, like all bowerbirds, has complex and unique courtship behaviors. Males build elaborate bowers decorated with blue ornaments from flowers to bottle caps; and females choose a mate from the quality of display. photo: Chris Chafer.

Flame Robin(Petroica phoenicea) is a small passerine bird native to Australia. It is a moderately common resident of the coolest parts of south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania.

Flame Robin(Petroica phoenicea) is a small passerine bird native to Australia. It is a moderately common resident of the coolest parts of south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania.

White-bellied cuckooshrike (Coracina papuensis). It is found in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands.

White-bellied cuckooshrike (Coracina papuensis). It is found in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands.

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