Common Backyard Birds in SE Queensland

South East Queensland is home to lots of different birdlife and the variety of species you see often depends on where you are – the beach, parks, mangroves, national park, suburban backyard, rural areas, semi rural areas. Where I live, I seem to get a combination of suburban and semi rural birds.

In no particular order, here is my list of my top 15 birds commonly seen in backyards in South East Queensland where I live. Which ones do you recognise?

laughing kookaburra in a tree
LAUGHING KOOKABURRA
pied butcherbird
PIED BUTCHERBIRD
pair of king parrots in a tree
KING PARROT
rainbow lorikeets
RAINBOW LORIKEET
pied currawong
PIED CURRAWONG
pale headed rosella in tree
PALE HEADED ROSELLA
grey butcherbird sitting on a fence
GREY BUTCHERBIRD
white ibis
WHITE IBIS
torresian crow
TORRESIAN CROW
sulphur crested dockatoos on a feeder
SULPHUR CRESTED COCKATOOS
magpie
MAGPIE
scaly breasted lorikeet
SCALY BREATSED LORIKEET
noisy miner
NOISY MINER
masked lapwing
MASKED LAPWING
crested pigeons
CRESTED PIGEON

 

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Common Backyard Birds in SE Queensland

  1. Wonderful photos, totally different birds than I see here in Canada… I especially like the Magpie of course. I am a newly minted bird nerd and have a lot of Bird posts too.

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  2. Hallo Sue
    What a gorgeous array of birds! We see most of them in Sydney too, though instead of the Pale-headed Rosella, we may be lucky enough to see an Eastern Rosella every now and then.
    Cheers
    Sarah

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    1. Hi Sarah, thanks for dropping by. The eastern rosellas are beautiful birds, I have only seen one once when I was on holiday many years ago down at Jervis Bay.

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    1. Thanks Rachel. Yeah, the kookaburras are pretty cool. You would have very different birds up there in Canada. I’d be envious if you told me you had hummingbirds visiting your backyard. 🙂

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  3. A great collection Sue, those three with the hooked beaks are a worry though. I love Crested Pigeons, I have a pair that come to my back yard every day , they are like a pair of tame chooks. You get a bigger variety of parrots up there.

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    1. Thanks Ashley. The pale headed rosella is quite a beautiful bird and I often see them around and hear their calls, but it’s really difficult to get a photo of one because they’re so timid. I just happened to be already outside taking photos of something else when I saw this one land in a tree, and I got a few photos of it using a zoom lens before it took flight.

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