Passerine birds Photography

Stock Stock Images By Greg C Grace

Passerine birds are of the order Passeriformes, which includes more than fifty percent of all bird species. Passerines species fare one of the most diverse of all birds, with more than 5,000 species identified, comprising of over 110 families.

     
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First Published: 20111228

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1. Superb blue wren 'Malurus cyaneus', South Australia. The male blue or fairy-wren is one of the 12 species of Malurus genus found mainly in the south, south-east and eastern Australia. They are also found in Queensland Australia and lowland New Guinea in coastal, forrest and grasslands.

2. Tri-coloured nun 'Lonchura malacca'. The Tri-coloured nun is a species of finch native to India and Sri Lanka.The Tricoloured Munia is a small bird which feeds mainly on small seeds. It inhabits wetland and grassland habitats. It may also be found in lowland forest but generally needs tropical or moist habitats.The species has become 'introduced' into Cuba, Australia, Jamaica, Japan, and many areas of South America.

3. Gouldian Finch, 'Erythrura gouldiae', male. The Gouldian Finch 'Erythrura gouldiae' or 'Chloebia gouldiae' is also known as the Gould's Finch, Lady Gouldian Finch, or Rainbow Finch. It is a multi-coloured finch endemic to Australia. Although a popular aviary bird, it is an endangered species in the wild, with fewer than 2,500 left in native land.

4. The Diamond Firetail male 'Stagonopleura guttata'. The Diamond Firetail 'Stagonopleura guttata' is a species of finch found in eastern Australia, from Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, to south-eastern Queensland.

5. Rufous Whistler, South Australia. The Rufous Whistler is a species of whistler found throughout Australia, in New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea. Like many other whistlers, it is has a diversitry of musical calls. Rufous Whistlers feed mainly on insects, eating some seeds, and occasionally fruit and leaves.

6. Striated Pardalote 'Pardalotus striatus'. The Striated Pardalote 'Pardalotus striatus' is a very small, short-tailed bird, the most common of four pardalote species. They are more often heard than seen, as for their size and the fact that they dart around seldom staying still. They forage noisily in the treetops, often in groups. Striated Pardalotes are known to occupy a vast range of habitats, from mountain rainforest to arid scrubland, and are generally found in all parts of Australia except for some deserts in Wester

7. Hooded Robin. Hooded Robin, Southeast Australia

8. Yellow-throated Parrot-finch, male 'Erythrura psittacea'. The Yellow-throated Parrotfinch, Erythrura psittacea, is a species of finch Native to Northern Australia,New Guinea, the Pacific Islands and South-east Asia. The yellow or golden throated variety is a mutation from the blue-faced and red-breasted parrot finch. Parrotfinches belong to the 'Erythrura' genus. They inhabit forest, woodlands and grasslands. Seeds make up the bulk of their diet.

9. Red-breasted Parrot-finch 'Erythrura psittacea'. The Red-throated Parrotfinch, Erythrura psittacea, is a species of finch Native to Northern Australia,New Guinea, the Pacific Islands and South-east Asia. Parrotfinches are small and richly coloured, belonging to the Erythrura genus. They inhabit forest, woodlands and grassland and some can even be found in domesticated farmlands, parks and gardens.

10. Star Finch 'Neochmia ruficauda', yellow faced. The Star Finch Neochmia ruficauda is a species of finch found in Australia. It inhabits dry grassland, light woodlands and savanna. There are three known sub-species - Neochmia ruficauda 'clarescens', Neochmia ruficauda 'ruficauda' and Neochmia ruficauda 'subclarescens'. The birds are considered endangered in the wild, yet are common as caged birds. This yellow faced variety is a mutation.

11. Red-billed Firefinch pair 'Lagonosticta senegala'. The Red-billed Firefinch 'Lagonosticta senegala' is a small finch native to sub- Saharan Africa. Their main diet is small grains and seeds.

12. Lovely fairy-wren, 'Malurus amabilis'. The male blue or fairy-wren is one of the 12 species of Malurus genus found mainly in the south, south-east and eastern Australia. They are also found in Queensland and lowland New Guinea in coastal, forrest and grasslands. This 'Lovely Fairy-wren', 'Malurus amabilis' of the Maluridae family prefers subtropical or tropical forests and subtropical or tropical moist dry lowland forests.

13. The Golden Whistler male 'Pachycephala pectoralis'. The Golden Whistler 'Pachycephala pectoralis' is a species of whistler found throughout Australia, in New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea. Like many other whistlers, it is has a diversitry of musical calls. Rufous Whistlers feed mainly on insects, eating some seeds, and occasionally fruit and leaves.

14. Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu Finch 'Uraeginthus bengalus'. The Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu, Uraeginthus bengalus is a small finch native to the drier regions of sub-tropical Africa. It also can be found in America. Their diet consists mainly of small seeds and grains

15. Blue-faced parrot finch. Blue-faced parrot finch

16. Striated pardalote. Striated pardalote

17. mistletoe bird. mistletoe bird, male, South Australia

18. Spotted Pardalote. The Spotted Pardalote, Striated Pardalote is a very small, short-tailed bird, the less common of four pardalote species. They are more often heard than seen, as for their size and the fact that they dart around seldom staying still. They forage noisily in the treetops, often in groups. Pardalotes are known to occupy a vast range of habitats, from mountain rainforest to arid scrubland, and are generally found in all parts of Australia except for some deserts in Western Australian. They feed mai

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