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AUSTRALIAS LARGEST BIRDS i
Birds of the Brushes and Big Scrubs
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Aru Islands August to December Bass Strait big scrubs bird Breeding-season brown call-note called Cape York cobwebs colour composed of dried composed of sticks cup-shaped structure DISTRIBUTION dome-shaped structure dried grasses eastern EGGS eucalypts feet Female Food freckled frequenting chiefly Gould grey ground Guinea habits and economy herbage hollow limb Honey-eater inhabiting insects insects of various Islands larger end larvae Latham limb or hole low bush mangroves Molucca Islands native fruits nectar NEST north-western Australia northern Australia Northern Queensland Northern Territory NOTES numbers October to January pairs or flocks pairs or small pale Parrot plants pure white purplish-brown purplish-grey Queensland reddish-brown rootlets scrub-lands seeds of grasses September to December Silver-eye similar in habits small flocks South Australia South Wales southern species spinifex spotted and blotched strips of bark swamps Tasmania Temminck tree twigs underlying markings Usually in flocks Usually in pairs Usually placed Usually singly uttered Western Australia Zealand