This peacock (Pavo cristatus) just walks gracefully around the Taronga Zoo.
We always have some visitors in our own backyard. This Australian magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) is one of them. They are around, patrolling their territory. But on this particular afternoon, it was the first time I saw it in the backyard. And it stayed there confidently for about half an hour without getting fussy when approached closer and closer. Hopefully, they come back more often.
A rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) couple in The Botanic Garden of Adelaide shows off their vivid colours. I’m very pleased that I got the shot while one of then was flapping its wings. They were very close but were not scared of humans (Homo sapiens) being near. And they make an extremely lovely couple too.
A delightful sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) is enjoying its morning play in Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, New South Wales, Australia. The nature of this intellegent bird is loud and playful.
Darter (Anhinga melanogaster) is the big one I found on the trip to Bicentennial Park. Quotes from Simpsom & Day Field Guide to the Birds of Australia by Viking O’Neil: “Hold wings out ‘to dry’ when perched”. Isn’t it doing what they say?