Superb fairywren showing strongly in 2021 Australian bird of the year poll
However, looking at the votes over the first week may give us some clues.
Among the favourites are the gang-gang cockatoo, superb fairywren and tawny frogmouth, which were separated by just a few hundred votes over the full week.
Each led the vote on at least one day of the poll. The top 13 birds in the first week each came from a different bird family.