There are approximately eight thousand (8,000) species of birds living today. Bird species constitute the class AVES among vertebrates and are grouped into categories according to their similarities and differences.
With 52 species Australia has the second largest number of parrot species.
A number of photo images of Australian birds are featured in The Short Collection range of greeting cards. They include Eastern Rosella, Red-crowned Pigeon, Rainbow Bee-Eater, Kookaburra, Rainbow Lorikeet, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, King Parrots, Crimson Rosella, Magpie and Pink Galahs. The full range can be viewed and purchased at: www.theshortcollection.com.au/page.australianbirds