The thing that strikes me about Birds, is the variety of species over a small domain.
We live in an established area, with profuse vegetation, that attracts many species.
The Lorikeet above, may look like a little ball of gregarious feathers, and while they group in flocks and are natural entertainers and Gymnasts , they still stay in pairs and are quite territorial when it comes to feeding. It’s all so hard to distinguish between Male and Female
No such problem with the King Parrot. The mature males are striking in the Red and green livery. While the females are a dull green.
But perhaps my favourite is the Butcherbird.This little guy is a seasonal visitor during breeding season.
They are similar to a Kookaburra or Kingfisher
They are named Butcherbird due to the habit of taking their prey to a branch fork and devouring it.
If your photographing birds, you will get the best results by isolating them from the Background. The easiest way to achieve this, is by using a telephoto lens with an aperture of F8 or smaller.
Olympus and Canon Cameras, 45-200 Lumix & 120-400 Sigma Lenses