The Fivebough and Tuckerbil swamps in the mid-Murrumbidgee, both Ramsar-listed wetlands that host brolgas
and the very rare Australasian bittern, also benefitted.
In this it was said that Orion was the brolga put into the sky by Baayami after fighting with the emu (when the Sun was created).
She threw it to the East, where it hit a pile of logs, which burst into flames [Parker reported a Euahlayi version where the brolga threw the emu egg up into the sky, where it hit a pile of brush].
The first day she did warm up activities with them--one at a time stepping one pace in from a large circle to call out loudly her/his name, then acting like cockroaches, then brolgas
In no time we'd spotted deer, boars, and wallabies, and myriad aquatic birds like pelicans, magpie geese, scrub turkey, jabarou storks, ibis, cormorants, dancing brolgas
, cassowaries, bush fowls, and white-headed fish eagles.
Birds included royal spoonbills, jaibirus, emus, brolgas
honeyeaters, and glorious cockatoos, galahs, and lorikeets.
Grasslands, studded with termite mounds support Golden Shouldered-parrots while an extensive network of lagoons are home to a wealth of birds including brolgas
, magpie geese and an array of other waterbirds, within a landscape of monsoon rainforest and savannah.
Standing five-feet tall with a wingspan of six feet, brolgas
sport light bluish-grey body plumage with contrasting red to orange face, cheeks and throat, and are renowned for their dancing ability, featuring bowing, running, jumping, stick-tossing and wing flapping.
All the while I observe a pair of brolgas
do a bird form of the chicken dance; the golden crispiness of the sunset in the reflection of a lake; and gaze in awe at the massive transformation of a dormant floodplain into a busy wildlife sanctuary.
We're even starting to see brolgas
poke their heads up, not many, but some.
You will learn on this tour that the Wik and Wik Way guides have totems such as: barramundi, mud crab, black duck, white breasted sea eagle, fresh water shark, or brolga
set the precedent for the appearance and actions of dancers and also the sound and voice qualities of 'great' singers.