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Birds of Australia

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

Latest twitch: 24 Feb. 2018 - Musk Duck at New Quipolly Dam, near Quirindi, NSW

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Bird of the week

Hutton's Shearwater

Including vagrants, in total there are almost 900 bird species in Australia, including its territorial waters and surrounding islands. These pages contain our steadily growing account of sightings, photography and audio recordings of Australian birds. The scientific, common and Aboriginal names of all bird species presented here are listed in an INDEX. The structure of the bird pages is explained here. 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
Common Greenshank
Dusky Honeyeater
Australasian Pipit
Improved 19-21/02/2018
Black-breasted Button-quail
Dancing Brolgas
Added 13-14/02/2018
Great Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Pied Heron
Striated Heron
Common Sandpiper
Bar-tailed Godwit
Latham's Snipe
Improved 13-15/02/2018
Little Shearwater
Hutton's Shearwater
Fluttering Shearwater
Buller's Shearwater
Buller's Albatross
Antarctic Prion
Slender-billed Prion
Added 04-05/02/2018
Brush Bronzewing
Added 25/01/2018

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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