Scientific name: eolophus roseicapilla
Galahs, also called the rose-breasted cockatoo, are an extremely common parrot found in large flocks all over Australia. It has risen to pest proportions in some areas.
Scientific name: family anatidae
A goose is a kind of large bird, related to the duck and swan. Geese are larger than ducks and smaller than swans. Geese live around water. A male goose is called a gander and a baby goose is called a gosling. The plural of goose is geese.
Guineafowl are large, ground dwelling birds native to Africa. They have distinctive black feathers covered in white spots. They eat insects and seeds. Guineafowl have been domesticated for a long time, and are kept for their meat, which is similar to chicken.
Scientific name: family: Laridae
Gulls are a family of similar sea birds. The most common gulls are called seagulls. Gulls are usually white and grey, sometimes with patches of black.
A hawk is any kind of small to medium sized member of the eagle family. Hawks have hooked beaks, and eat small animals like mice and other birds. They have excellent eyesight, and can spot a meal from a very long way away.
Most female birds are called hens. The most common female bird to be called a hen is a chicken.
Scientific name: family: ardeidae
Herons are wading birds, and live around shallow water. They mainly eat fish and frogs. Some members of the heron family are called egrets or bitterns.
Scientific name: family: trochilidae
Hummingbirds are a group of small birds that eat nectar. The smallest bird is a type of hummingbird. Hummingbirds can beat their wings 12-90 times a second, which gives them a distinctive hum when they fly. Because they beat their wings so fast, they can hover and fly backwards in the same way that some insects can.
Scientific name: order: coraciiformes
A kingfisher is a type of bird found all over the world. Many kingfishers live near water, and dive for fish.
Kingfishers also eat crayfish, frogs, and insects. Forest dwelling kingfishers eat small reptiles.