These birds, which seem to have an affinity to pipes and electrical cables (!), were photographed at a couple of location in the Northern Territory last year. These birds often become used to people, and these birds were no exception - the pictures were taken on a 'flower bed' outside a cafe and in a camp site.
They are comical, active birds that breed in family groups - a behaviour which I believe is more common in Australia than in any other part of the world.
The birds are about 30cm long and make a variety of calls - which I assume are group contact calls. I really liked having them around our camper van on this trip, they were fun to watch.