Caversham Wildlife Park
Caversham Wildlife Park is situated in Whiteman Park, just 30 minutes from Perth city centre. There are over two hundred different species of animal at the park and beautiful birds make up a meaningful portion of this number. The following are just a few of the stunning birds that can be seen at Caversham.
The Barking Owl is a medium sized hawk-owl. The most noteworthy difference between Hawk-owls and tyto-owls is that they do not have a definite heart-shaped face. The Barking Owl is named for its remarkably dog-like barking call. it is widely distributed along the coastal strip of Australia.
The Eclectus Parrot is fairly common in tropical rain/monsoon forests of north eastern Australia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the Indonesian Archipelago. A notable feature of this bird is the marked difference in colour between the male and the female of the species. The male has brilliant emerald green feathers that contrast with the deep red/purple plumage of the female.
New Holland Honeyeater
The New Holland Honeyeater is a honeyeater species found throughout the southern coastal areas of Australia. It has a slender beak and a long tongue. This combination allows the honeyeater to probe for nectar in the deep flowers of Banksias and Grevilleas.
Bush Stone Curlew
The Bush Stone Curlew or Bush Thick-knee is widespread across most of Australia. However, in Western Australian and New South Wales, there has been a significant decline in numbers. This is as a result of habitat loss and predation by foxes and cats. Caversham Wildlife Park has joined forces with Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Perth Zoo to help alleviate the situation by releasing captive birds into the wild.
The Australian Shelduck or Mountain duck is a most striking and beautiful waterfowl. It is found in south western and south eastern parts of Australia. Shelducks always habit areas within reach of fresh wate