Thursday, July 1, 2010

Birds of Dandenong Ranges, Australia

Grants picnic area of Sherbrooke in Dandenong Ranges is one of the best places in Australia for bird lovers, where people can closely watch and feed brilliantly coloured Australian King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas, as well as Sulphur-crested Cockatoos. In addition, Galahs and Long-billed Corella are also frequent visitors to that spot. The Lyrebird trail through lush green ferns and trees offers a wonderful trekking experience and the lucky ones get siting of Superb Lyrebirds if they walk without disturbing the serene environment.

Here are some of the shots I took during my 1/2 day visit to the park.

Australian King Parrot (male)

Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella (Juvenile)


Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Long-billed Corella

Superb Lyrebird

Lyrebirds are ground-dwelling Australian native birds, and well known for their extraordinary mimicking ability of both natural and artificial sounds. Like Peacocks, male Lyrebirds perform a beautiful courtship display with their tail fanned out.

There is an interesting clip of Lyrebird from BBC wildlife hosted in youtube at .

The Lyrebird trail

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