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Birds of Australia

"dhigaraa" [gamilaraay], "dhigayaa" [yuwaalayaay], "ghigayaa" [yuwaalaraay] = bird

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Buff-banded Rail

Including vagrants, in total there are almost 900 bird species in Australia, including its territorial waters and surrounding islands. These pages contain our accounts of sightings, photography and audio recordings of Australian birds. The common, scientific and Aboriginal names of the bird species presented here are listed in an INDEX. Lists of bird species are available for several locations near Narrabri, NSW. Credits to contributors are given here. Comments are welcome.

The second-tier navigation bar above provides links to a number of high-level pages and to the 26 family groups of birds, as used in the "Field Guide to Australian Birds" by Michael Morcombe. Hovering the cursor above the numbers, one can see which bird families each group comprises.

Latest Updates
Eungella Honeyeater
Added 15/07/2021
Golden-headed Cisticola
Improved 11/07/2021
Eastern Barn Owl
Improved 08/07/2021
Kalkadoon Grasswren
Spinifexbird
Added 17/06/2021
Rufous-crowned Emu-wren
Striated Grasswren
Added 12-13/06/2021
Grey Falcon
Improved 13/06/2021
Peaceful Dove
Improved 02/06/2021
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Forty-spotted Pardalote
Olive Whistler
Improved 25-26/05/2021

These pages are largely based on our own observations and those of our contributors. The structure of these bird pages is explained HERE. For more salient facts on any bird species please refer to a field guide.

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