Apostlebird (Strauthidea cinerea)

The Apostlebird is a familiar inhabitant of woodland and agricultural districts, especially inland, from SE South Australia to much of Queensland, with a separate population in the Northern Territory. In the SE NSW it occurs away from the coast in drier country a couple of hours west of Canberra. Apostlebirds live in close groups with a dominant male, several females and ‘helpers’ (younger birds from previous broods). Several females may lay eggs in the mud nest and all birds look after the young. Always a noisy engaging bird.