Rainforest & Rainforest Margin Birds

About Rainforest & Rainforest Margin Birds

All birds on this page were photographed within rainforest habitat or at the margin with other habitats. While a few species are considered as exclusive rainforest inhabitants, most are also likely to be encountered in a variety of other habitats including wet and dry sclerophyll forest, mangroves and well vegetated urban areas. 
Observing and photographing birds in dense low lit forests can be a frustrating business, calls and fleeting movements are the norm. A strategy of patience, camouflage and allowing birds to come to you can be rewarding. Knowledge of daily bird activity times and of food plants flowering or fruiting in the area will greatly increase sightings. Early morning and evening are not the only activity times.
Rainforest spans an altitude gradient from the coast to in excess of 1000 metres. Some species are confined to high or lower altitudes, however seasonal  movements of several hundred metres occurs with many species.

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Horn Bill Friarbird
Horn Bill Friarbird



Dusky Honeyeater

Yellow Spotted Honeyeater

Yellow Spotted Honeyeater

Lewin's Honeyeater

Graceful Honeyeater 

Macleay's Honeyeater
Macleay's Honeyeater
Bridled Honeyeater

Scarlet Honeyeater (Female)


Scarlet Honeyeater (Male)

Scarlet Honeyeater (Male)


Brown-Backed Honeyeater

Yellow Honeyeater




White-cheeked Honeyeater

White-Throated Honeyeater

Varied Honeyeater

Brown Honeyeater (Juv)

Brown Honeyeater

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

Blue-faced Honeyeater

Eastern Spinebill
Yellow Bellied Sunbird (Male)
Yellow Bellied Sunbird (Male)



Yellow Bellied Sunbird (Female)
Yellow Bellied Sunbird (Female)

Yellow Bellied Sunbird (Female)
 at nest

Metallic Starling

Metallic Starling

Metallic Starling (Juv)

White -Bellied Cuckoo-Shrike
Black-faced Cucko-Shrike (Juv)
 

Cicadabird (Male)
Barred Cuckoo-Shrike

Magpie Lark (Male)
Magpie Lark (Male)


Magpie Lark (Female)

Spangled Drongo



Black Butcher Bird


Black Butcher Bird (Juv)


Pied Currawong
Pied Currawong (Juv)

Yellow Figbird (Male)


Yellow Figbird (Male)

Yellow Figbird (Females)
Yellow Figbird (Juv Male)

Common Myna (Introduced Origin India)

 

Green Oriole

Green Oriole


Olive- Backed Oriole (Juv)


Eastern Koel (Male)
Eastern Koel (Female)

Eastern Koel (Juv)

Spotted Catbird

Tooth-Billed Bowerbird


White-Browed Woodswallow (Female) (C) 

White-Browed Woodswallow (Male) (C) 

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo (C)

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo (C)

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo


Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Double Eyed Fig Parrot (Male)
 
Double Eyed Fig Parrots (Female)

Double Eyed Fig Parrot (Juv)

Double Eyed Fig Parrot  (Male) (C)
Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet


Rainbow Lorikeets feeding on Schefflera Blooms

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Crimson Rosella

Australian King Parrot (Male)

Australian King Parrot (Male)

Australian King Parrot (Female)

Eclectus Parrot (C) Endemic to Cape York Peninsula

 
Eclectus Parrots (C) Male Green

Pied Imperial Pigeon
Pied Imperial Pigeons feeding on Scheffera fruits

Topknot Pigeon

Topknot Pigeon


Bar-Shouldered Dove
White-Headed Pigeon
White-Headed Pigeon


Common Bronzewing

Peaceful Dove


Wompoo Fruit-Dove (Juv)

Brown Cuckoo Dove
Brown Cuckoo Dove


Emerald Dove
Emerald Dove

Spotted Dove (Introduced origin Malaysia)
Victoria's Riflebird (Female)
Victoria's Riflebird (Female)


Victoria's Riflebird (Male)



Lovely Fairy Wren (Male)

Lovely Fairy Wren (Eclipse Male)

Lovely Fairy Wren (Female)

Red-backed Fairy Wren (Male)

Red-backed Fairy Wren (Female)

Yellow-throated Scrubwren

Atherton Scrubwren

Varied Triller (Female)
Varied Triller (Male)

Brown Gerygone

Brown Gerygone (Juv)

Large-billed Gerygone

Fairy Gerygone

Mistletoe bird (Male)

Mistletoebird (Male)

Mistletoebird (Female)


Mountain Thornbill

Spectacled Monarch

Black-faced Monarch

Pied Monarch
White-throated Treecreeper (Race Minor)

Little Shrike-Thrush
Little Bronze Cuckoo

Shinning Bronze Cuckoo

Fantailed Cuckoo


Silvereye
Silvereye
Rufous Whistler (Male)

Golden Whistler (Male)
Willie Wagtail

Willie Wagtail

Rufous Fantail


Northern Fantail

Grey Fantail (Race keasti)

Pale Yellow Robin

Pale Yellow Robin

Grey-Headed Robin





Mangrove Robin

Eastern Yellow Robin

Eastern Yellow Robin
 

Shining Flycatcher (Male)

Shining  Flycatcher (Female)

Shining Flycatcher Nest

Leaden Flycatcher (Male)



Leaden Flycatcher (Female)

 

Lemon-Bellied Flycatcher


Tawny Frogmouth


Papuan Frogmouth On Nest 
Papuan Frogmouth (C)
Papuan Frogmouth (C)
Lesser Sooty Owl (C)


Pheasant Coucal (Breeding)

Pheasant Coucal (Breeding)

Southern Cassowary (C)

Southern Cassowary (Male)

Australian Brush Turkey



Orange-Footed Scrubfowl
Orange-Footed Scrubfowl


Orange-Footed Scrubfowl Egg Incubation Mound