|The shadings represent dry land at the height of the last glaciation; I've indicated Tasmania with |
the red arrow for those unfamiliar with Australian geography.
Map courtesy of Peter Brown.
|Black-tailed Native-hens Tribonyx ventralis (and Great Egret) Kinchega National Park, |
western New South Wales. Found right across arid Australia, and the only other member of the genus.
|Green Rosella, Bruny Island.|
|The resemblance is most striking to the immature Crimson Rosella (adults are indeed crimson).|
|Yellow Wattlebird with cicada snack, Bridport, northern Tasmania.|
|Red Wattlebird, Canberra.|
|Black Currawong, Tahune Forest.|
|Pied Currawong Strepera graculina, Canberra.|
Currawongs, fruit eaters which also prey on animals, especially stick insects but also nestlings,
are in the same family as Australian magpies, butcherbirds and woodswallows.
|Tasmanian Scrubwren, Freycinet National Park, east coast.|
|White-browed Scrubwren, National Botanic Gardens, Canberra. |
Her leg adornments are due to the fact that she lives over the road from the
Australian National University Zoology Department.
|Scrubtit, Liffey Falls, west of Launceston.|
|Strong-billed Honeyeater (immature) Wielangta Forest, south-east Tasmania.|
|The mainland Brown-headed Honeyeater M. brevirostris (here near Canberra) seems to be its closest relative.|