Bird of the Week Challenge: 18th April - birds and their favourite plants

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 18th April - birds and their favourite plants

Happy Monday everybody

Thanks for your gorgeous family photos last week. This week's theme focussed on a bird with a plant that it loves - whether that is for food, shelter or nesting.

 

 

Araminta
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Baby Cape Barren Goslings eat grass.

M-L

robwill
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Lets try that again. Plants, not animals.

untitled-3058.jpg by robert, on Flickr

Rob. 

sue818
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Clamorous Reed Warbler ... shelter

Sue

Reflex
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Just an observation but I thought this challenge was, "This week's theme focussed on a bird with a plant that it loves - whether that is for food, shelter or nesting"?

A White-Capped Black Noddy in a Pisonia grandis tree on Heron Island. The Noddies use the leaves of this tree to make their nests during the breeding season. Between October and April over 70,000 white-capped noddies nest on the island during this period.

Samford Valley Qld.

sue818
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Thanks Reflex, apologies for reading food not plant (late night). Osprey has morphed into a Reed-warbler.

Sue

Reflex
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All good! Didn't bother me, I just thought I'd point it out. 

Samford Valley Qld.

Rick N
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Mistletoebird loves Mistletoe :-)

Reflex
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California Quail. Introduced to Norfolk Island as a game bird in1895.

Mainly a seedeater; leaves, flowers, grain,  berries, etc... 

Samford Valley Qld.

Araminta
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GangGangs love to eat nuts.

M-L

davethewonder
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Not the best photo, but shows a Crested Shrike Tit - loves Eucalypts with lots of bark to pick at

Dave, Sydney. 

sue818
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The Great Bowerbird loves these twigs to make its bower under the shelter of a mango tree.

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If you are anything like me when you think of palm tree fruit, you probably only think of a coconut or maybe dates. I don't know what sort of Palm tree this was but the birds were quite taken with the red berries. Maybe a Wax palm?

Samford Valley Qld.

detritus
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Better known for sloshing about in the shallows, but the Swamp Hens around here love all kinds of plants - they'll even do a bit of weeding! 

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Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo enjoying a Wallum Bansia cone.

timrp
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Reflex it looks like an Umbrella Tree (Schefflera actinophylla). I know because we used to have one in our backyard, the White Plumed Honeyeaters used to sit on the leaves!

sue818
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Eastern Spinebilll loves this plant ... Red Hot Poker Kniphofia

Sue

Reflex
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timrp wrote:

Reflex it looks like an Umbrella Tree (Schefflera actinophylla). I know because we used to have one in our backyard, the White Plumed Honeyeaters used to sit on the leaves!

 Thanks Tim. The Blue-Faced Honeyeaters were quite keen as well.

Samford Valley Qld.

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This Crested Shrike-tit likes the bark from this acacia tree. mmmmm, acacia tree bark.

Crested Shrike tit. by robert, on Flickr

Rob. 

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