Birds & Pests We Can Control

Black ducks are found throughout Australia but seldom in inland deserts. In southern Australia, they usually breed around July-October, in the tropics January-April and in inland areas when...

The blackbird was introduced from Europe in 1863. Currently found in south east Australia from the Eyre Peninsular in the west through to the Pacific coast of NSW. It ranges north to central...

The sulphur crested Cockatoo is probably one of the most well known birds in Australia. It is found across northern, eastern and south eastern Australia. Feeding mostly on seeds of grasses,...

The four species of Cormorants  will be grouped together for the purpose of this article. With the exception of some certain areas (usually the interior, drier parts of the continent), these...

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There are 5 main Crow species which can be a problem for Australian farmers:

  • Australian Raven (Qld, NSW, VIC, S.A, W.A)
  • Torresian Crow (north half of Australia)
  • Little Raven...

Currawongs are a strong curious bird that will eat almost anything. They nest in thick forest and usually lay 3 eggs in spring or summer. The Pied Currawong can form large flocks in late summer...

The common galah is found virtually throughout all of Australia. They congregate in flocks from 30 to 1,000 individuals and separate into pairs at breeding season, which is around August to...

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White Faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae), White Necked Heron (Ardea pacifica), Large Egret (Ardea alba), Nankeen Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus). All these herons will, for the purpose...

The Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca) is a wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae. They are widespread in eastern and south western Australia.

The ibis is increasingly...

Introduced to Australia from south east Asia in the 1860's, the myna (not to be mistaken for the Noisy Miner, a native honeyeater) is found mainly in and around major cities, namely Brisbane,...

Due to their black bare neck and sides of the face, these birds are sometimes called leatherheads. Not a particularly attractive bird. They usually breed from August to February and have two or...

The Little Corella (a short billed corella) is wildly distributed throughout arid Australia (not to be confused with the long billed corella which is found only in a much more restricted area in...

Musk Lorikeets are a small, mostly green bird (with a red forehead) which is usually seen flying high overhead on their way to and from their feeding areas. Favoured food is eucalyptus flowers...

Rainbow lorikeets are found all along the eastern coast and the eastern half of the southern coast of Australia, the rainbow lorikeet is one of Australia's most brilliantly plumaged parrots....

The Scaly Breasted Lorikeet has a plain but beautiful arrangment of colours. The body is different shades of green. Intercepted by yellow barring on the breast, spreading down to the abdomen....

Descended from the wild rock pigeon of the northern hemisphere, these introduced birds are found in virtually every town and city in Australia and New Zealand.

They have retained the...

The Port Lincoln Parrot (usually called "28" in south western W.A) is found mainly in W.A, although does range into S.A and south west N.T. Breeds from August to February but in the drier...

The Red Wattlebird can be found in woodlands and forests from south east Australia to south west Australia, basically all along the southern end of the country. A honeyeater, they take nectar...

There are 5 main rosella species to control that come in conflict with Australian farmers.

  1. Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) - North Qld, south eastern seaboard from NSW/Qld border...

Introduced to Australia in the 1860's from Europe, the sparrow is now well at home in all eastern and southern Australian cities. They may raise several broods of between three to six young per...

An introduced bird with an upright stance and a rapid jerking walk. First released in the 1850's in Victoria, it is now widespread throughout eastern Australia. It's name comes from the...

Wood ducks are found throughout all of the eastern and western coasts of Australia, the wood duck is a common sight to most rural people. It is not found in the dry interior or Northern...

We all like to know that these animals are alive and well and living in suburbia. However, often the joy of seeing these lovely animals can be tempered by the damage they may cause to a prize...

Bats, not to be confused with the larger "Flying Fox", are a very small, usually insectivorous, animal which most people rarely see. There are quite a large number of species found in...

Ranges over most of Australia except N.T and the far north west of Australia.

Swallows live on insects mostly caught on the wing. They build mud nests usually on a vertical surface (side of...

Each year thousands, perhaps millions of Silver-eyes (Wax Eye) migrate from Tasmania as far north as south Qld, a distance greater than 1500km. The Wax Eyes migrate towards the end of summer,...

There are four main species of flying fox in Australia.

  1. Little Red Flying Fox: The smallest of the 4 species. It weighs from 350 to 600 grams. Found throughout Australia except the...

Just about wherever you find man and his settlements, you'll find rats and mice. Man provides buildings for shelter and nesting and, of course, an endless supply of food.

Most rodents will...