Brolga- Grus rubicunda
These birds feed mainly on tubers, grains, mollusks and insects. Breeding in North Australia occurs from Feb to June, The nest is a simple platform of dry grasses beside swampy grasslands. Brolgas have an interesting display of bowing and bobbing heads to deter other birds as they shake with half open wings and advance toward each other then throw their heads back and trumpet. They also leap into the air and fall back down with wings spread like a parachute.