The Grey Butcherbird Cracticus torquatus, can be easily identified by its very melodic call, but it rarely comes close to the house. You definately know when they're about; so sweet their song. It'd been a hot day (only yesterday), and I'm so glad it found refuge for a moment, to have a drink. How about that hooked beak?!
There's much to be read on the Grey Butcherbird here on the Australian Birds in Backyards website, including, how they got that name.
These Little Wattlebirds (Anthochaera chrysoptera), known as a honeyeater, enjoying a splashing good time! They too have a melodic, though somewhat raucous, tune.
This exotic looking Bird of Paradise plant, is currently exuding sweet nectar, attracting both the Little Wattlebird, and the Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala). This bird looks docile enough but is extremely territorial and aggressive, even to birds much bigger than itself. They tend to back one another up in huge flocks when an alarm call is made.
Linking to Pine River Review for