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Birds

Field Guide to Australian Birds
© Michael Morcombe

Young Male Satin Bowerbird
By Peter Firminger

Following is a list of bird species found in the area. This list isn't definitive and should be used as a guide only.

We reccommend the Birds Australia Birds in Backyards and BirdData websites.

Species: Botaurus poiciloptilus
Family: Ardeidae
Common Name: Australasian Bittern

Species: Tachybaptus novaehollandiae
Family: Podicipedidae
Common Name: Australasian Grebe

Species: Anas rhynchotis
Family: Anatidae
Common Name: Australasian Shoveler

Species: Alisterus scapularis
Family: Psittacidae
Common Name: Australian King-Parrot

Species: Gymnorhina tibicen
Family: Artamidae
Common Name: Australian Magpie

Species: Aegotheles cristatus
Family: Aegothelidae
Common Name: Australian Owlet-nightjar

Species: Pelecanus conspicillatus
Family: Pelecanidae
Common Name: Australian Pelican

Species: Corvus coronoides
Family: Corvidae
Common Name: Australian Raven

Species: Threskiornis molucca
Family: Threskiornithidae
Common Name: Australian White Ibis

Species: Chenonetta jubata
Family: Anatidae
Common Name: Australian Wood Duck

Species: Alcedo azurea
Family: Alcedinidae
Common Name: Azure Kingfisher

Species: Ninox connivens
Family: Strigidae
Common Name: Barking Owl

Species: Tyto alba
Family: Tytonidae
Common Name: Barn Owl

Species: Zoothera lunulata
Family: Muscicapidae
Common Name: Bassian Thrush

Species: Manorina melanophrys
Family: Meliphagidae
Common Name: Bell Miner

Species: Cygnus atratus
Family: Anatidae
Common Name: Black Swan

Species: Melithreptus gularis
Family: Meliphagidae
Common Name: Black-chinned Honeyeater

Species: Coracina novaehollandiae
Family: Campephagidae
Common Name: Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

Species: Monarcha melanopsis
Family: Dicruridae
Common Name: Black-faced Monarch

Species: Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Family: Ciconiidae
Common Name: Black-necked Stork

Species: Elanus axillaris
Family: Accipitridae
Common Name: Black-shouldered Kite

Species: Entomyzon cyanotis
Family: Meliphagidae
Common Name: Blue-faced Honeyeater

Species: Haliastur indus
Family: Accipitridae
Common Name: Brahminy Kite

Species: Falco berigora
Family: Falconidae
Common Name: Brown Falcon

Species: Coturnix ypsilophora
Family: Phasianidae
Common Name: Brown Quail

Species: Acanthiza pusilla
Family: Pardalotidae
Common Name: Brown Thornbill

Species: Climacteris picumnus
Family: Climacteridae
Common Name: Brown Treecreeper

Species: Cacomantis variolosus
Family: Cuculidae
Common Name: Brush Cuckoo

Species: Ardea ibis
Family: Ardeidae
Common Name: Cattle Egret

Species: Scythrops novaehollandiae
Family: Cuculidae
Common Name: Channel-billed Cuckoo

Species: Anas castanea
Family: Anatidae
Common Name: Chestnut Teal

Species: Lonchura castaneothorax
Family: Passeridae
Common Name: Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

Species: Coracina tenuirostris
Family: Campephagidae
Common Name: Cicadabird

Species: Acrocephalus stentoreus
Family: Sylviidae
Common Name: Clamorous Reed-Warbler

Species: Accipiter cirrhocephalus
Family: Accipitridae
Common Name: Collared Sparrowhawk

Species: Phaps chalcoptera
Family: Columbidae
Common Name: Common Bronzewing

Species: Eudynamys scolopacea
Family: Cuculidae
Common Name: Common Koel

Species: Sturnus vulgaris
Family: Sturnidae
Common Name: Common Starling

Species: Ocyphaps lophotes
Family: Columbidae
Common Name: Crested Pigeon

Species: Falcunculus frontatus
Family: Pachycephalidae
Common Name: Crested Shrike-tit

Species: Platycercus elegans
Family: Psittacidae
Common Name: Crimson Rosella

Species: Anhinga melanogaster
Family: Anhingidae
Common Name: Darter

Species: Eurystomus orientalis
Family: Coraciidae
Common Name: Dollarbird

Species: Gallinula tenebrosa
Family: Rallidae
Common Name: Dusky Moorhen

Species: Artamus cyanopterus
Family: Artamidae
Common Name: Dusky Woodswallow

Species: Platycercus eximius
Family: Psittacidae
Common Name: Eastern Rosella

Species: Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Family: Meliphagidae
Common Name: Eastern Spinebill

Species: Psophodes olivaceus
Family: Cinclosomatidae
Common Name: Eastern Whipbird

Species: Eopsaltria australis
Family: Petroicidae
Common Name: Eastern Yellow Robin

Species: Fulica atra
Family: Rallidae
Common Name: Eurasian Coot

Species: Hirundo ariel
Family: Hirundinidae
Common Name: Fairy Martin

Species: Cacomantis flabelliformis
Family: Cuculidae
Common Name: Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Species: Sphecotheres viridis
Family: Oriolidae
Common Name: Figbird

Species: Petroica phoenicea
Family: Petroicidae
Common Name: Flame Robin

Species: Todiramphus macleayii
Family: Halcyonidae
Common Name: Forest Kingfisher

Species: Cacatua roseicapilla
Family: Cacatuidae
Common Name: Galah

Species: Calyptorhynchus lathami
Family: Cacatuidae
Common Name: Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Species: Pachycephala pectoralis
Family: Pachycephalidae
Common Name: Golden Whistler

Species: Cisticola exilis
Family: Sylviidae
Common Name: Golden-headed Cisticola

Species: Phalacrocorax carbo
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Common Name: Great Cormorant

Species: Podiceps cristatus
Family: Podicipedidae
Common Name: Great Crested Grebe

Species: Ardea alba
Family: Ardeidae
Common Name: Great Egret

Species: Cracticus torquatus
Family: Artamidae
Common Name: Grey Butcherbird

Species: Rhipidura fuliginosa
Family: Dicruridae
Common Name: Grey Fantail

Species: Colluricincla harmonica
Family: Pachycephalidae
Common Name: Grey Shrike-thrush

Species: Anas gracilis
Family: Anatidae
Common Name: Grey Teal

Species: Pomatostomus temporalis
Family: Pomatostomidae
Common Name: Grey-crowned Babbler

Species: Aythya australis
Family: Anatidae
Common Name: Hardhead

Species: Poliocephalus poliocephalus
Family: Podicipedidae
Common Name: Hoary-headed Grebe

Species: Chrysococcyx basalis
Family: Cuculidae
Common Name: Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo

Species: Passer domesticus
Family: Passeridae
Common Name: House Sparrow

Species: Ardea intermedia
Family: Ardeidae
Common Name: Intermediate Egret

Species: Microeca fascinans
Family: Petroicidae
Common Name: Jacky Winter

Species: Gallinago hardwickii
Family: Scolopacidae
Common Name: Latham's Snipe

Species: Dacelo novaeguineae
Family: Halcyonidae
Common Name: Laughing Kookaburra

Species: Meliphaga lewinii
Family: Meliphagidae
Common Name: Lewin's Honeyeater

Species: Ixobrychus minutus
Family: Ardeidae
Common Name: Little Bittern

Species: Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Common Name: Little Black Cormorant

Species: Hieraaetus morphnoides
Family: Accipitridae
Common Name: Little Eagle

Species: Egretta garzetta
Family: Ardeidae
Common Name: Little Egret

Species: Falco longipennis
Family: Falconidae
Common Name: Little Falcon

Species: Glossopsitta pusilla
Family: Psittacidae
Common Name: Little Lorikeet

Species: Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Common Name: Little Pied Cormorant

Species: Grallina cyanoleuca
Family: Dicruridae
Common Name: Magpie-lark

Species: Vanellus miles
Family: Charadriidae
Common Name: Masked Lapwing

Species: Tyto novaehollandiae
Family: Tytonidae
Common Name: Masked Owl

Species: Dicaeum hirundinaceum
Family: Dicaeidae
Common Name: Mistletoebird

Species: Glossopsitta concinna
Family: Psittacidae
Common Name: Musk Lorikeet

Species: Falco cenchroides
Family: Falconidae
Common Name: Nankeen Kestrel

Species: Nycticorax caledonicus
Family: Ardeidae
Common Name: Nankeen Night Heron

Species: Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
Family: Meliphagidae
Common Name: New Holland Honeyeater

Species: Philemon corniculatus
Family: Meliphagidae
Common Name: Noisy Friarbird

Species: Manorina melanocephala
Family: Meliphagidae
Common Name: Noisy Miner

Species: Oriolus sagittatus
Family: Oriolidae
Common Name: Olive-backed Oriole

Species: Anas superciliosa
Family: Anatidae
Common Name: Pacific Black Duck

Species: Turnix varia
Family: Turnicidae
Common Name: Painted Buttonquail

Species: Cuculus pallidus
Family: Cuculidae
Common Name: Pallid Cuckoo

Species: Geopelia striata
Family: Columbidae
Common Name: Peaceful Dove

Species: Centropus phasianinus
Family: Centropodidae
Common Name: Pheasant Coucal

Species: Cracticus nigrogularis
Family: Artamidae
Common Name: Pied Butcherbird

Species: Phalacrocorax varius
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Common Name: Pied Cormorant

Species: Strepera graculina
Family: Artamidae
Common Name: Pied Currawong

Species: Ninox strenua
Family: Strigidae
Common Name: Powerful Owl

Species: Porphyrio porphyrio
Family: Rallidae
Common Name: Purple Swamphen

Species: Merops ornatus
Family: Meropidae
Common Name: Rainbow Bee-eater

Species: Petroica goodenovii
Family: Petroicidae
Common Name: Red-capped Robin

Species: Xanthomyza phrygia
Family: Meliphagidae
Common Name: Regent Honeyeater

Species: Myiagra inquieta
Family: Dicruridae
Common Name: Restless Flycatcher

Species: Anthus novaeseelandiae
Family: Motacillidae
Common Name: Richard's Pipit

Species: Origma solitaria
Family: Pardalotidae
Common Name: Rockwarbler

Species: Petroica rosea
Family: Petroicidae
Common Name: Rose Robin

Species: Platalea regia
Family: Threskiornithidae
Common Name: Royal Spoonbill

Species: Cincloramphus mathewsi
Family: Sylviidae
Common Name: Rufous Songlark

Species: Pachycephala rufiventris
Family: Pachycephalidae
Common Name: Rufous Whistler

Species: Todiramphus sanctus
Family: Halcyonidae
Common Name: Sacred Kingfisher

Species: Ptilonorhynchus violaceus
Family: Ptilonorhynchidae
Common Name: Satin Bowerbird

Species: Petroica multicolor
Family: Petroicidae
Common Name: Scarlet Robin

Species: Chrysococcyx lucidus
Family: Cuculidae
Common Name: Shining Bronze-Cuckoo

Species: Zosterops lateralis
Family: Zosteropidae
Common Name: Silvereye

Species: Ninox novaeseelandiae
Family: Strigidae
Common Name: Southern Boobook

Species: Pardalotus punctatus
Family: Pardalotidae
Common Name: Spotted Pardalote

Species: Streptopelia chinensis
Family: Columbidae
Common Name: Spotted Turtle Dove

Species: Threskiornis spinicollis
Family: Threskiornithidae
Common Name: Straw-necked Ibis

Species: Pardalotus striatus
Family: Pardalotidae
Common Name: Striated Pardalote

Species: Acanthiza lineata
Family: Pardalotidae
Common Name: Striated Thornbill

Species: Coturnix pectoralis
Family: Phasianidae
Common Name: Stubble Quail

Species: Cacatua galerita
Family: Cacatuidae
Common Name: Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Species: Malurus cyaneus
Family: Maluridae
Common Name: Superb Fairy-wren

Species: Menura novaehollandiae
Family: Menuridae
Common Name: Superb Lyrebird

Species: Circus approximans
Family: Accipitridae
Common Name: Swamp Harrier

Species: Podargus strigoides
Family: Podargidae
Common Name: Tawny Frogmouth

Species: Petrochelidon nigricans
Family: Hirundinidae
Common Name: Tree Martin

Species: Malurus lamberti
Family: Maluridae
Common Name: Variegated Fairy-wren

Species: Aquila audax
Family: Accipitridae
Common Name: Wedge-tailed Eagle

Species: Smicrornis brevirostris
Family: Pardalotidae
Common Name: Weebill

Species: Hirundo neoxena
Family: Hirundinidae
Common Name: Welcome Swallow

Species: Chlidonias hybridus
Family: Laridae
Common Name: Whiskered Tern

Species: Haliastur sphenurus
Family: Accipitridae
Common Name: Whistling Kite

Species: Cheramoeca leucosternus
Family: Hirundinidae
Common Name: White-backed Swallow

Species: Coracina hypoleuca
Family: Campephagidae
Common Name: White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike (White-breasted variation)

Species: Haliaeetus leucogaster
Family: Accipitridae
Common Name: White-bellied Sea-Eagle

Species: Sericornis frontalis
Family: Pardalotidae
Common Name: White-browed Scrubwren

Species: Artamus superciliosus
Family: Artamidae
Common Name: White-browed Woodswallow

Species: Phylidonyris nigra
Family: Meliphagidae
Common Name: White-cheeked Honeyeater

Species: Egretta novaehollandiae
Family: Ardeidae
Common Name: White-faced Heron

Species: Epthianura albifrons
Family: Meliphagidae
Common Name: White-fronted Chat

Species: Melithreptus lunatus
Family: Meliphagidae
Common Name: White-naped Honeyeater

Species: Ardea pacifica
Family: Ardeidae
Common Name: White-necked Heron

Species: Lichenostomus penicillatus
Family: Meliphagidae
Common Name: White-plumed Honeyeater

Species: Gerygone olivacea
Family: Pardalotidae
Common Name: White-throated Gerygone

Species: Hirundapus caudacutus
Family: Apodidae
Common Name: White-throated Needletail

Species: Eurostopodus mystacalis
Family: Caprimulgidae
Common Name: White-throated Nightjar

Species: Corcorax melanorhamphos
Family: Corcoracidae
Common Name: White-winged Chough

Species: Lalage sueurii
Family: Campephagidae
Common Name: White-winged Triller

Species: Rhipidura leucophrys
Family: Dicruridae
Common Name: Willie Wagtail

Species: Leucosarcia melanoleuca
Family: Columbidae
Common Name: Wonga Pigeon

Species: Acanthiza nana
Family: Pardalotidae
Common Name: Yellow Thornbill

Species: Platalea flavipes
Family: Threskiornithidae
Common Name: Yellow-billed Spoonbill

Species: Lichenostomus chrysops
Family: Meliphagidae
Common Name: Yellow-faced Honeyeater

Species: Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
Family: Pardalotidae
Common Name: Yellow-rumped Thornbill

Species: Calyptorhynchus funereus
Family: Cacatuidae
Common Name: Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

Species: Lichenostomus melanops
Family: Meliphagidae
Common Name: Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

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