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World of Birds

A description of some of Australia's bird life.
Year : 1958 | Total Duration : 7.5 Minutes | Producer : Frank Bagnall
Director : John Morris |
WS pan across mountain landscape with wildflowers in foreground. WS Australian bush scene. CUs white wildflower(possibly Speedwell), red Grevillea flowers, blue flower (possibly Spotted Sun Orchid), orchids (Diuris) and yellow Wattle (Acacia). Track of birds taking flight from large tree. GS Galah landing on tree stump. MS Cassowary and good CU of Red-winged Fairy-wren with insect in beak. GS bird in tree (probably Whistler) and VS of bright red King Parrot. CUs Spotted Pardalote in undergrowth and VS cassowary. Good CU Splendid Fairy-wren with insect in beak.
Access No. 141886 | 1 min 46 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Pan across trees and native bushes. VS of Buff-tailed (or Buff-rumped)Thornbill in the process of nest-building with CUs of it weaving nest on ground. CU Speckled Warbler lining ground nest with moss and feathers. VS Rainbow Bee-eater digging nest tunnel in ground watched by pair of Bee-eaters. GS male cassowary gathering eggs for incubating and MS of him sitting on eggs. WS grassy sea shore with tilt to Fairy Penguin in nest with eggs. CU penguin's face. GS Black Swan sitting on reed nest on island. VS Brush-turkey scratching in dirt to create a mound. VS Willie Wagtail sitting on mud nest on branch high up in tree. GS Grey Shrike-thrush sitting on nest and GS of female Red-capped Robin sitting on nest being fed by brightly coloured male mate.
Access No. 141887 | 2 mins 11 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS Bell Miner sitting on stick nest in tree facing camera. CU small bird with head protruding from cup nest. VS birds on tree branches including King Parrot. WS pan across forest and CU baby kookaburras sitting in hole in tree trunk. CU kookaburra killing small snake in beak. GS male Mistletoebird feeding hatchlings in nest suspended from branch. GS Grey Fantail feeling nestlings moths. CUs fluffy Thornbill fledglings on branch of wattle tree being fed by parents. CUs young Magpies calling to be fed. VS birds of prey eating small catches. WS emu walking through grasses followed by several small striped baby emus. Good CUs of Nankeen Kestrel and Brown Goshawk. VS emu with chicks. CU pardalote flapping wings.
Access No. 141888 | 2 mins 5 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS pelican standing beside lake. GS pair of black swans with four small chicks on water. GS dense forest and tilt to Lyrebird in treetops. VS male lyrebird clearing patches of forest floor. VS male Lyrebird displaying and singing.
Access No. 141889 | 1 min 28 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |