Nicknamed the 'bush turkey' by Aboriginals, the Australian Bustard is a large member of the Bustard family (Otididae). They are also monotypic and can be found across all states in Australia.
Gulls and terns
The title of Black-headed Gull is rather a misnomer for this bird as its head is not black but a dark brown colour and only in adult birds during the breeding season. It is not present during the winter months or in other plumages. Unlike many gulls it is not restricted to coastal regions and is widespread inland in both rural and urban areas.
The Parasitic Jaeger, or Arctic Skua as it is also known, is an agile seabird with a dishonorable means of finding food.
The most widespread owl species, Barn Owls occur as 32 subspecies on every continent except Antarctica.
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