Loud birds in the hood! A commonly seen native Australian bird is the iconic Sulpher-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) affectionately known as a "cocky". Indeed they can be found over much of eastern Australia from Tasmania in the south to the tropical Northern Territory. Their raucous screeches, characteristic crest and almost casual way of flying easily identifies them from other birds and other types of cockatoos. One of these cockatoos was in the movie Iron Man 2, as the bad guy's pet.
These two Fairy-wrens are too cute for words! Fairy-wrens sing tunes to their eggs that contain unique notes, which act as familial passwords. Embryonic chicks are able to learn these notes and incorporate them into their begging calls after they hatch!