While this pelican was performing, and was “part of the collection”, he was not caged, nor tethered.

White-browed Woodswallow

I’m not sure why these were in the conservation area at Currumbin, but I’m glad they were, or else I wouldn’t have seen them!

Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo

It sort of grates on me a bit, tagging these birds “captive”. They’re not caged, and they’re not restrained. They’re free to fly away, but they stay. That doesn’t describe a captive bird to...

Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

More birds from the conservation area at Currumbin Sanctuary. Also known as the Chestnut-breasted Munia, or bully bird. I wonder if it is a bully – it’s hard to imagine such a tiny bird...

Regent Bowerbird

This was another of the birds in the conservation area at Currumbin, but I’m not sure why. Glad I got to see it though! Hopefully I’ll get to see some in the wild next...