There is a huge variety of
Australia, and they all seem to be colorful. In the cities, the birds
that are doing pigeon-like things (scrounging for leftovers at sidewalk
cafes walking underfoot, hanging around public fountains and statues) are
bright reds, blues, and greens. One of the
highlights of our trip was seeing "the elusive lyre bird." I didn't get a
good picture of it, but here's someone else's photo.
We went for a hike in the Sherbourne forest, looking for Lyrebird Falls,
and saw quite a few impressive birds. The
and Crimson Rosellas
were all hanging around the parking lot and picnic areas. The
was a little ways into the woods. The lyrebird was several
miles from the densly frequented part of the park.