The Australian waterbirds, waders and shorebirds that are featured in this gallery were all photographed in the wild, not in captivity.
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The birds featured in this gallery are species that are frequently seen in urban parks where there are lakes, rivers or other substantial bodies of water that are essential for the aquatic way of life of these beautiful birds.
The photos here show black swans and their fluffy cygnets, purple swamphens, and pied / white-faced stilts – wading in water and in flight . Other familiar species of waterbirds shown in this gallery include Eurasian coots and dusky moorhens – with images of moorhens on a nest, gathering nesting material, and with their chicks.
These are birds that have become accustomed to the presence of humans but their familiarity shouldn’t mean that their presence is overlooked in favour of more unusual species, for these are birds that are among the most delightful of all.