It’s a sunny Sunday morning and the air is full of birdsong. Australia’s birds are a riot of noise, colour and character, so please meet the beaks behind the tweets.

From black swans to the explosively coloured lorikeets and rosellas, the kookaburras, currawongs, gallahs, emus and cockatoos, the native birds all put on a spectacular and sometimes highly comedic show.

Some have featured in previous posts, but this morning we have brought them all together to celebrate their diversity and uniqueness. We threw in a couple of ugly ones as well, just so you could feel sorry for them amid such a flurry of finery.  We defy you not to love them all.