Central Australia is famous for a lot of thing. A big rock, the most venomous snake in the world but what it was originally famous for was it's unique bird life. For those of you non-Aussies out there you can thank us for a couple of little birds. First is the Budgerigar.
It was first discovered by westerners when Charles Todd was building the Overland Telegraph Line. A botanist, of all things, discovered these fast green birds. He captured a few and eventually they made it to the East-coast then the rest of the world.
The second was one of my favorite birds, the Zebra Finch. They are a cute little bird. No bigger than 7cm tall and are extremely fast. Their chirp sounds like a dogs chew-toy, which isn't good for them. And they are everywhere out here!