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Head on up to the Dandenong Ranges for a great day out with the family. Pack a picnic lunch and throw in a few bits for the wildlife you will encounter. Feed the parrots up at Grant's Picnic Ground. Fun day trip from Melbourne

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Colorful Australian King Parrot can be found in the Dandenong Mountains east of Melbourne-Australia

"It was our first heavy snowfall of the year when a flock of PINE GROSBEAKs swarmed our mountain ash tree. They loved eating the berries from the trees. Luckily, I had my camera handy to shoot some photos." Patrick Welch  Valdez, Alaska.

"It was our first heavy snowfall of the year when a flock of pine grosbeaks swarmed our mountain ash tree," writes Patrick Welch of Valdez, Alaska. "They loved eating the berries from the trees. Luckily, I had my camera handy to shoot some photos.

Fairy wrens by Ann Powell.

Fairy wrens by Ann Powell.

Cassowary and chick. The cassowaries are ratites in the genus Casuarius native to the tropical forests of New Guinea, nearby islands, and northeastern Australia. An adult cassowary can stand up to 1.8 metres (6') tall.

Cassowary and chick. The cassowaries are ratites in the genus Casuarius native to the tropical forests of New Guinea, nearby islands, and northeastern Australia. An adult cassowary can stand up to metres tall.

Advances in digital photography have given us the opportunity to capture the beauty and freedom of birds in the wild like never before. In January 2011, the Wild Bird Trust set up a Facebook page w…

Toucanets are much smaller than toucans, but have similarly shaped bills (Peru) (@ Art Wolfe / Art Wolfe Stock)

Imperial Amazon or Imperial Parrot or Dominicon Amazon or August Amazon or Sisserou is national bird of Carrabian Nation Dominica. This beautiful and multi-colored parrot can only be found in Dominica and they are under a threat of its extinction. Currently their total population is only about 250 Birds.

We protect parrots. WPT is a leading, science-based, results-oriented parrot conservation and welfare organization.

The Iiwi (Hawaiian HoneyCreeper)

The Iiwi (Hawaiian HoneyCreeper)

Pink eucalyptus flowers in my sister's garden.

Pink eucalyptus flowers in my sister's garden.

Rainbow Lorikeet in a Red Gum Tree in bloom. Australian native birds.

*AUSTRALIA ~ Red flowering gum tree with a rainbow lorikeet AustraliaItsBig

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