A Kookaburra with its prey. "Kookaburra" is an eastern Aboriginal word that, like many Noongar bird names, mimics the bird's chortling cry. According to one Aboriginal story, the kookaburras' morning chorus was a signal for the sky people to light the great fire of the sun that illuminates and warms the earth.
BROTHERS Brooklon & Zanne Gracie could each sell their first artworks today, although they are aged just 13 and 12. The brothers painted dot paintings with stories behind them. Their acrylic-on-canvas paintings were chosen for a Noongar art auction in Bunbury this evening, organised by JSW Training & Community Services and the local NAIDOC committee to coincide with the film premiere of Too Deadly.
Grey Teal -- The highly nomadic grey teal is always on the lookout for such developments and is often the first waterbird to appear on these lakes. Known to the Noongar as "Kalyang", this dainty little duck is often mistaken for the larger black duck – but a closer look reveals it lacks the black duck's distinctive striped eye markings.
Twenty Eight Parrot -- The joyous cry of the twenty-eight parrot and its cheeky tail wagging meant that it was always welcomed as a bringer of happiness by the Noongar people, who called the bird Darlmoorluk.
A Wood Duck at Guildford. What do you call a duck that looks like a goose? Simple: Give it two names. Thus the endearing water bird known to the Noongar as "Nagiacoro" is known to us as both the wood duck and the maned goose.