Splendid Wren - In full breeding plumage, the male is the most beautiful of the blue wrens. Distributed through heathlands and shrubby vegetation in the southern half of Australia. (ref: Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds).
Looks prehistoric! One of the largest and most striking birds in the world--the Cassowary (Indo-Pacifc). This remarkable species can grow to 6 feet, weigh 120 lbs., and can easily kill a human. Beautiful but scary! (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
Found in south-east Queensland, south to Tasmania, across Victoria to the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Generally within 200 kms from the coast. Also up the Murray River and Lachlan River in New South Wales.
Golden Whistler, male by birdsaspoetry; found in forest, woodland, mallee, mangrove and scrub in Australia (except the interior and most of the north) and in mountain forest in the Snow Mountains in the Papua Province of Indonesia.