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.
New Holland Honeyeater enjoying some banksia nectar. Like all honeyeaters, these attractive black, white and yellow birds, known to the Noongar as "bandin", are vital to the reproduction of many Australian native plants, spreading pollen they pick up while plundering flowers for nectar. In fact honeyeaters are such an important link in the reproductive cycle of plants that some 100 species, including melaleuca, banksia and dryandra, depend on these birds for their continued existence.
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.
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.
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.