Scientific name: apteryx mantelli
Kiwi are flightless birds from New Zealand. They are around the size of a chicken, and for their body size they lay the largest egg.
The kiwi is a national symbol of New Zealand.
Not to be confused with the kiwi fruit.
Scientific name: dacelo novaeguineae
Kookaburras are a kind of large kingfisher native to Australia and New Guinea.
Kookaburras are best known for the noise they make, which sounds like loud, human laughter. Kookaburras are found in forests, deserts, and in the suburbs of cities.
Larks are small to medium sized birds that like to live and make nests on the ground. They eat insects and seeds.
Larks have an intricate and pretty song that people like. Larks have been noted for thousands of years for their song.
Scientific name: menura novaehollandiae or menura alberti
Lyrebirds are an Australian bird that has an amazing ability to copy any sounds it hears. Lyrebirds live on the ground and eat insects and worms. The male lyrebird has a very interesting tail that looks a little like a lyre.
Scientific name: ara macao
Macaws are a group of parrots found in tropical areas. The most recognizable kind of macaw is the scarlet macaw in the picture. Macaws are often kept as pets.
Magpies are a black and white bird related to the crow. They are very intelligent. They eat dead animals they find, insects and anything else they find that they can eat.
The magpie in the picture is an Australian magpie.
Scientific name: aix galericulata
Mandarin ducks are a very striking and attractive kind of duck originally from China and parts of Russia. As with most birds, the female of the species is a dull brown.
Scientific name: struthio camelus
The ostrich is a large flightless bird that is native to Africa. It is the largest bird in the world, and is farmed for its meat, skin and feathers. The ostrich egg when first laid contains the largest single cell on earth.
Scientific name: order: strigiformes
Owls are birds of prey, which means they eat other animals. They usually sleep during the day and hunt at night. Owls mostly hunt small animals, insects and other birds. They are found in almost everywhere on Earth.
A group of owls is called a parliament.
A parakeet is a general name given to any small parrot.