The banded lapwing has a distinctive white ear stripe, a yellow eye-ring, a black cap and a small red wattle over the bill. Its upper breast is black with a white bib, the wings are grey-brown and its underbelly white.
The blue-faced honeyeater is a large black, white and golden olive-green honeyeater with striking blue skin around the yellow to white eye. The crown, face and neck are black, with a narrow white band across the back of the neck.
The blue-winged kookaburra is a large kingfisher with a big square head and a long bill. It has a distinctive pale eye. The head is off-white with brown streaks, the shoulders are sky blue and it has a uniform blue rump.
The boobook owl does not possess the distinctive facial mask of the barn or masked owls. Boobook owls are the smallest of the Australian owl species, but they vary in size depending on where they live.
The bush stone-curlew has grey feathers with black and white streaks, tinted with varying shades of buff or brown. The bird’s plumage is a perfect camouflage against the bark, sticks and grass that are found throughout its habitat.
The Eastern grass owl is a medium-sized, slim owl with long slender legs that are sparsely feathered. The heart-shaped facial disc is white in the male and pale orange buff with dark speckles in the female.
Often called a pink cockatoo due to its soft pink body colouring, the Major Mitchell cockatoo is in fact named after Major Sir Thomas Mitchell, who was a surveyor and explorer of Southeast Australia during the 1800s.
The silvery-grey plumage streaked with black and brown and mottled with flecks of rusty brown and white provides these birds with the ability to sit in full view on an old tree stump in broad daylight and be practically invisible.