|There are three classes of
The nectar eaters of
which the most spectacular are the Red-collared Lorikeets and
the Blue-faced Honeyeaters.
The grain eaters of which
all three are interesting to the overseas visitors. The most spectacular
bird that they are likely to see is the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo,
a huge white bird with a yellow crest that stands up. Then Carellas
which are biggish white cockatoos. Then Pink and Grey Galahs.
The protein eaters (meat
or cheese) are fed cheese which they take "on the wing".
The yellow throated miners also eat cheese but the star of this
show is an expert food catcher the Silver-backed Butcher Bird
which is a beautifully shaped (barrel chested) bird in a smart
black, silver and white plumage.
Blue winged Kookaburras, Bower birds and a host of other parrots,
exotic pigeons, kites, eagles and exotic water birds can usually
be seen in or around the resort but rarely come in to be fed.
The larger carrion feeding birds such as kites and eagles are
not fed because of the fear they induce in all the other birds
but can be seen in the area.