Check out Australia Zoo’s Australasian Figbird!
Australia Zoo’s Rainforest Aviary is home to some of the most spectacular birds on the planet, including the Australasian figbird! Keep your eyes peeled for these adorable fruit-loving figbirds.
The Australasian figbird is found throughout northern and eastern Australia, from the Kimberley in Western Australia through to the border of New South Wales and Victoria. They inhabit thick rainforests and suburban areas where there are plenty of fruit trees. Figbirds are omnivores, so they feed on fruit, berries and insects.
Australasian figbirds are identified by their olive-green body and greyish-black head. Males have a stunning red circle around their eyes, whereas females lack distinct facial markings.
Australasian figbirds are a thriving species in their Australian environment and are a species of least concern. Woo-hoo!
28 - 29 centimetres
128 - 130 grams