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Pictorial look at the Eloura Bushland!



About the Birds of Eloura Bushland


If you look up into the bush today, you're sure to be in for a big surprise! Sounds like a line from the Teddy Bears Picnic but it's more real than fantasy.  Many people go out into the bush to spend time with nature and usually return home with great memories.


Australia has some of the most beautiful birds in all the world and a lot of them exist for us to see in the Bushland of Sydney.  There are more than 750 species of birds recorded in Australia, 300 of which are found nowhere else.  Although many Australian birds live their entire life cycles in specific habitats, such as mangroves and wetlands, others are nomadic and move according to the availability of water and food.  Birds of prey are common, allowing themselves to be easily seen, with the confidence of fully-protected birds and magnificent rainforest birds can easily be found- you don’t even have to a be a great birdwatcher to see them.

Birds form an integral part of our society yet we cut so much bushland down for development that we are seeing less and less of our native birds and more introduced species which adapt more to urban life and the "hybrid natives" that we plant.  Sadly, a lot of introduced birds instinctively kill our native birds adding to the rapid extinction of our native birds.


It's worth preserving our bush just so we can watch these beautiful birds survive for our children and grandchildren.






There are more than 5000 Flying foxes in the Botanical gardens in Sydney. They are large bats, weighing up to 1 kg, with a wing span which may exceed one metre. Food sources include pollen, nectar and fruit from a wide variety of trees. Only the one species of flying fox occurs within the Royal Botanic Gardens — the Grey-headed Flying Fox Pteropus poliocephalus.

I know, I know, these are not birds...but it stays here until I get an animal site!

These photos show some of the diversity of birds in the Eloura Bushland that you could see




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    More Photos of Eloura Bushland


    Eloura Page 1 (General)

    Eloura Page 2 (Fungi)

    Eloura Page 3 (Wildflowers)

    Eloura Page 4 (Trees)

    Eloura Page 5 (Birds)

    Eloura Page 6 (Insects)





Australian White Ibis


This large bird frequents wet grassy areas and uses his long beak to dig deep for grubs.




Sulphur Crested Cockatoos


These large parrots will mate for life.

They will continue to share secrets for

up to 80 years!