What is Australia’s best-loved bird? Guardian readers respond


Cockatoos emerge unsurprising favourites from our avian callout but some less likely contenders get the thumbs-up too

After New Zealand voted the kea its favourite bird, we asked Guardian readers which Australian bird they love most – and least. With more than 800 species to choose from, we tapped into a wide range of opinion on the subject.

One thing is obvious from the comment thread: there’s a lot of avian love out there, and some found it hard to choose a No 1. As our own First Dog on the Moon pointed out, “there are no bad birds”.

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