Masked Lapwing

Scientific Name Vanellus miles Size 35–38cm Diet Insects, their larvae and earthworms. Habitat Marshes, mudflats, beaches and grasslands. It is often seen in urban areas.

Tawny Frogmouth

Scientific Name Podargus strigoides Size 33–50cm Diet Nocturnal insects, worms, slugs and snails. Small mammals, reptiles, frogs and birds are also eaten. Habitat Almost any habitat type (except the denser rainforests and treeless deserts), including heath, forests, woodlands and suburban and rural areas.

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Scientific Name Calyptorhynchus funereus Size 55–65cm Diet Wood-boring larvae, and seeds of native and introduced trees and ground plants. Habitat Variety of habitat types, but favours eucalypt woodland and pine plantations.

Little Corella

Scientific Name Cacatua sanguinea Size 35–39cm Diet Grains and grass seeds. May also include some bulbs and fruits. Habitat Varied rangelands featuring timbered watercourses. Also cliffs and islands.


Scientific Name Eolophus roseicapilla Size 34–38cm Diet Seeds, mostly from the ground, and seeds of grasses and cultivated crops. Habitat Variety of timbered habitats and usually near water.

Blue Winged Parrot

Scientific Name Neophema chrysostoma Size 20–23cm Diet Seeds of grasses and herbaceous plants. Habitat Coastal, sub-coastal and inland areas, through to semi-arid zones. They favour grasslands, grassy woodlands and wetlands.

Rainbow Lorikeet

Scientific Name Trichoglossus moluccanus Size 25–32cm Diet Nectar and pollen from flowering of shrubs or trees. Also fruits, seeds and some insects. Habitat Rainforest and woodlands, as well as in well-treed suburban areas.

Musk Lorikeet

Scientific Name Glossopsitta concinna Size 20–23cm Diet Nectar and pollen from flowering of shrubs or trees. Also fruits, seeds and some insects. Habitat Tall, open, dry forest and woodlands and well-treed suburban areas.

Crimson Rosella

Scientific Name Platycercus elegans Size 30–37cm Diet Seeds of eucalypts, grasses and shrubs, as well as insects and some tree blossoms. Habitat Tall eucalypt and wetter forests.

Eastern Rosella

Scientific Name Platycercus eximius Size 29–34cm Diet Seeds, fruits, buds, flowers, nectar and insects. Habitat Open woodlands, grasslands, farmlands, remnant bushland and suburban areas.