Tag: birds of australia

Wildlife

GALLERY: the purple-crowned fairy-wren

Unlike his relatives who travel long and far to show off their colourful plumage, the purple-crowned fairy-wren chooses just one lucky lady. See his gorgeous violet-hued plummage in our gallery. Read more about purple-crowned fairy-wrens HERE.

Wildlife

GALLERY: stunning flocks of budgies in Alice Springs

During the hot, dry summer months, Alice Springs is often beset by a beautiful plague – flocks of thousands of green budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) in search of increasingly scarce sources of water. Photographer Steven Pearce says that there was around 4000 birds congregating around the waterhole just after dawn.