Birds of a feather.

Jack feeding the chooks

Jack feeding the chooks

Meanwhile in the background behind Jack look what I saw…

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Thank you to Al Sweet for supplying the name of these birds.

Yellow bellied sunbird (Nectarinia jugulans)

Only found in tropical north Queensland

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This is the Red-browed firetail finch

It is found all over. Thanks Al.

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13 thoughts on “Birds of a feather.

  1. We are hoping to get some hens next year when we have sorted the area behind the shed in the allotments out… Loved your photos , thank you for sharing them… πŸ™‚


    • The sound of the chooks is such a soothing melody and they do so much good work scratching around in the garden. Jack loves them…


  2. Joan and Terry Watson

    Oh so beautiful, wish they were here, finchs we have, but still miss red robins.Love that Jack with the chooks, made me laugh, sorry Jack but it is always good to make one laugh.


  3. Beautiful birds, Pommepal. πŸ™‚


  4. Hi Pauline- the bird is the “Sunbird”. Officially the “yellow -bellied sunbird”. (Nectarinia jugularis.)
    Absolutely beautiful. The male, of course with his dazzling blue “bib”- is much more attractive than the female!
    The other bird is the “red-browed, firetail finch”.
    The sunbird is only found in Tropical North Queensland whereas the finch is found all over.


    • Thanks Al for the info on those 2 beautiful little birds. A flock of about 10 finches come every day to the bird feeder. Just 2 Sunbirds arrive, the female more nervous, hard to get her photo, and not as vivid as the male. There are 33 baskets of Zygo cactus that they flit from one to the other, lovely to watch.


  5. Gorgeous! Especially Jack’s pants and cap!!


  6. what is that gorgeous honeyeater? and i love your speckled hens, we had them for nearly 30 years but not now, i do miss their cheery ways πŸ™‚


    • I don’t know what the honeyeater’s name is but he is beautiful the dark blue under his throat is iridescent when the sun catches it. Yes we love the throaty, crooning clucking sound the banties make, the eggs are very good too


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