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Showing Order Passeriformes between Cairns and Cape Tribulation

Order Passeriformes

Male Australasian Figbird

Australasian Figbird
Sphecotheres vieilloti

Often just referred to as "Figbird", the Australasian Figbird is the only Figbird in Australia.

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Graceful honeyeater

Graceful honeyeater
Meliphaga gracilis

Very difficult to distinguish from the Yellow-spot honeyeater and the Lewin's Honey Eater, however can be identified by the call.

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Green oriole

Green oriole
Oriolus flavocinctus

A shy and inconspicuous bird found foraging for fruit in dense rainforest.

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Grey Fantail

Grey fantail
Rhipidura albiscapa

A small insectivorous bird of the "old world" passerine order.

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Helmeted friarbird

Helmeted friarbird
Philemon buceroides yorki

Found along the east coast of Queensland, this varient of the Hemeted friarbird has a large knob on its bill as well as a bare grey facial skin and a red eye.

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Lewins honeyeater

Lewin`s honeyeater
Meliphaga lewinii

Preferring the wetter areas of eastern Australia, this small bird is often seen in the upper branches of trees, feeding on fruit and insects.

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Lovely fairywren

Lovely fairywren
Malurus amabilis

Only occurring in north east Queensland and the Gulf country, the Lovely Fairywren is a lively little bird.

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Metallic starling

Metallic starling
Aplonis metallica

Often seen in large flocks, following fruiting trees, Metallic Starlings are a glossy black with a coloured purple-green "sheen" to the coat which gives them there common name.

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Mistletoebird

Mistletoebird
Dicaeum hirundinaceum

As its name suggests these active birds feed mainly on the berries of mistletoe plants (although it will catch insects to feed its young).

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Female sunbird

Olive-backed Sunbird
Cinnyris jugularis

Also known as the yellow-bellied sunbird, you will often find the nest of these beautiful birds in public places, like verandas and gazebos.

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Male shining flycatcher

Shining fly catcher
Myiagra alecto

The male shining flycatcher is a black, and shining, dark blue, whilst the female is brown with a white belly.

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Spangled drongo

Spangled drongo
Dicrurus bracteatus

The only Australian Drongo, it can be easily identified by its forked tale and glossy black plumage.

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Varied triller

Varied triller
Lalage leucomela

A member of the cuckoo-shrike family, varied trillers a common in the Daintree Rainfores where they like the warm humid environment.

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Yellow-spotted honeyeater

Yellow-spotted honeyeater
Meliphaga notata

Also known as the Lesser lewin, this olive-brown and grey bird is endemic to north Queensland.

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