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Australian bird names

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

For all practical purposes the NEW, modern names for birds, as listed below, should be used.

Alternative (often old) names are given for many bird species on their respective pages. They are provided for the benefit of those who have grown up with the old names. Use the search engine to find the bird under its modern name. Many of the old names are from the book "What bird is that?" by Neville Cayley (1955 edition). Note that many old names (and also a fair number of Aboriginal names) are not unique (marked with an "*"), some are misnomers and in some cases new scientific research has led to entirely new names for bird species (including their scientific classifications). To name an example, there are at least three bird species that used to be called "Banana-bird" in the past.

Aboriginal bird names

Where available, Aboriginal bird names are listed next to both common and scientific names. They are also given in the headers of the respective pages describing the bird species. The sources of these entries are credited here.

So far, we have identified the following Aboriginal bird names that are still OFFICIALLY in use as common names: brolga, wonga wonga, gang gang, galah, budgerigar, boobook, kookaburra (gugurrgaagaa), currawong. Note that "jabiru" is NOT an Aboriginal word (but the name of a South-American stork). Various spellings of these names exist, partly based on different pronunciations in various Aboriginal languages or dialects, partly due to difficulties in transliterating them, in a phonetically correct way, into modern English.

There are many Aboriginal names for entire families of birds, such as e.g. "ducks": chippia, kultown, murrara, tharalkoo. Since these are not specific to one particular bird species, they are not used here. Only names for individual species are listed, such as, e.g., "deereereeree" for Willie Wagtail.

Complete index of all Australian bird species

This list comprises all bird species presented in Michael Morcombe's "Field Guide to Australian Birds" (first edition). NOTE: Only bird species native to Australia are listed here. No introduced species are listed or shown. Names of species spotted by us are shown in boldface italics font as clickable links. Names of bird species not (yet) seen by us are given in brackets, in smaller, grey font and are not clickable.

Australian bird species are listed by both their common names (e.g., "Apostlebird") and their scientific names (e.g., "Struthidea cinerea"). To search for a bird with a composite name, such as "Grey-crowned Babbler", go to "Common names", then the letter "B" for "Babbler, Grey-crowned". Alternatively, use the search engine in the header above.

Common / Aboriginal Scientific / Aboriginal

Common and Aboriginal names
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(Sorted by first letter of COMMON name; letters are clickable)

A

Albatross "tarrina" = albatross
  (Amsterdam)
  (Antipodean)
  (Atlantic Yellow-nosed)
  Black-browed
  Buller's
  Campbell
  (Chatham)
  (Grey-headed)
  Indian Yellow-nosed "woolwool" (WA)
  Light-mantled
  Northern Royal
  (Salvin's)
  Shy
  (Sooty)
  Southern Royal
  (Tristan)
  Wandering
  (White-capped)
Apostlebird
Avocet, Red-necked "ngakan-ngakan" [tjapwurrung]; "yadjinkorong" (WA)

B

Babbler
  Chestnut-crowned
  Grey-crowned Race "temporalis": "dhadhalurraa" [yuwaalaraay]; "gawah-gawang" [western bundjalung]; "wirrbing"
  Hall's
  White-browed "ngowen" (WA); "juin-juin"
Baza, Pacific
Bee-eater, Rainbow "birrubirruu" [yuwaalaraay]; "dirrandirran" [ngadjon]; "birinbirin", "beringo" (WA)
Bellbird, Crested "bokonbokon", "barkabark", "dirldirl" (WA); "burn-burn-boolala", "kangoo"
Bittern
  Australasian "kawoR" [tjapwurrung]; "boordenitj" (WA); "boonboon"
  Australian Little
  Black Race "australis": "wandjima" (WA); "woggal"
Boatbill, Yellow-breasted
Bonnet, Blue Race "haematorrhous": "bulaybulay" [yuwaalaraay]
Boobook, Australian Race "lurida": "guhnggur", "gumgan"/"gumgum" [bundjalung]; "gugu" [ngadjon];
Race "ocellata": "koorkoda", "kookobort", "kookomit", "yartj" (WA)
"boobook", "mulara"
Booby
  Brown
  Masked
  Red-footed
Bowerbird
  Fawn-breasted
  Golden
  Great
  Regent "nyangga"/"nangga-nangga"/"nyanggar"/"ngadjangah" [eastern bundjalung]
  Satin "jirguluhm", "wamban" [bundjalung]; "guda-balumbaa", "warrgandala" [ngadjon]; "loRitj" [tjapwurrung]
  Spotted "wiidhaa" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]
  Tooth-billed "wirranba" [ngadjon]
  Western
Bristlebird
  (Eastern)
  Rufous
  Western "booderitj", "djidalya"
Brolga "brolga", "burralga" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay], "burraalga" [yuwalayaay], "baralga" ("poralka"); "mulanyin", "muralmim", "murulmany", "gayugul", "gilgil" [bundjalung]; "kutjun"/"kuRun" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]
Bronzewing (see also Dove, Pigeon)
  Brush Race "occidentalis": "ooda*", "moorytch*" (WA)
  Common "tappak", "dhamarr" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "taap"/"tap" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]; "ooda*", "oot", "ngambin", "moorytch*", "moonbi" (WA); "wingabutta", "gnambam", "murnpip", "warriwarri"
  Flock
Brush-turkey, Australian Race "lathami": "wagun" ("woggoon"), "wirrila" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "wagun"/"mahgun", "gugabi", "gugubuny" [bundjalung]; "kolapatjin"/"kulapatjin" [yartwatjali, western djadjawurrung], "lawan" [tjapwurrung, eastern djadjawurrung]; "gweela"
Race "purpureicollis": "mungarra" [ngadjon], "wundoora"
Budgerigar "budgerigah", "betcherrygah", "gidjirrigaa" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "dingleyerong" (WA); "gilgilga", "cathathara" ("katatara"), "coolyerrin"
Bush-hen, Pale-vented
Bushlark, Singing "tirtiyn tjaRuk"/"turti tjaRuk" [tjapwurrung, eastern djadjawurrung]
Bustard, Australian Race "australis": "mantaba", "murranudda", "boorawa" ("burrawa"), "cooraki", "kipara", "kyogle", "nanatee", "nanundi", "numerkah", "pooranna", "ballala", "kio", "gumblegubbin" "bebilya", "kooli", "wabanga", "bibilerak", "barado" (WA)
Butcherbird "guburany" [ngadjon]
  Black Race "rufescens": "galbu" [ngadjon]
  Black-backed
  Grey "koolardi"; Race "leucopterus": "wadowadong", "wardawawt", "yodjidi" (WA)
  Pied Race "picatus: "koodjieko" (WA)
  Silver-backed
Button-quail (see also Quail)
  Black-breasted
  (Buff-breasted)
  Chestnut-backed
  Little "kooradong" (WA)
  Painted "nip nip" [tjapwurrung]; "boorolom", "moorolom" (WA)
  Red-backed
  Red-chested
Buzzard, Black-breasted "koodap" (WA)

C

Cassowary, Southern Race "johnsonii": "gumbagan" [ngadjon]
Catbird
  Green "jigay"/"jihgay"/"jigaybil" [bundjalung]
  Spotted Race "maculosus": "jiguya" [ngadjon]
Chat (see also Gibberbird)
  Crimson
  Orange
  White-fronted "yabawilban" (WA)
  Yellow
Chough, White-winged "wuyuu" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]
Cicadabird, Common
Chowchilla "jawujala" [ngadjon], "chowchilla"
Cisticola
  Golden-headed
  Zitting
Cockatiel "ooya", "wiyaarr" [yuwaalaraay]; "wooraling", "wira" (WA)
Cockatoo "gagudju", "biloola", "braak", "kerang", "moori", "nayook" = cockatoo "tilanbi" = black-cockatoo
  Galah Race "albiceps": "galah", "gilaa" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "kalemji", "gillumba"
Race "roseicapillus": "biako"
  Gang-gang
  Glossy Black- Race "lathami": "bilirr" [gamilaraay]; "wayilayn" [western bundjalung]; "ponpontuRong" [tjapwurrung]
  Long-billed Black-
  Major Mitchell's Race "leadbeateri": "gugalarrin" [yuwaalaraay], "wijagala" ("weejugla") [wiradjuri];
Race "mollis": "yakalyakal" (WA)
  Palm
  Red-tailed Black- "wyralla", "anulka", "yarbi" (WA);
Race
"banksii": "pachang" [pakanh], "inhulg" [uw oykangand], "anhulg" [uw olkola]
Race "naso": "karak" [noongar]
Race "samueli": "dirandi" (WA), "iranti" [pitjantjatjara]
Race "macrorhynchus": "ngarnarrh", "karnamarr-to" [gunwinggu]
Race "graptogyne": "treen" [bungandidj]
  Short-billed Black-
  Sulphur-crested "gehr" [western bundjalung]; "gayambula" [ngadjon]; "kaneky", "mooyi", "kogga-longo", "arunta", "korina", "kudrungoo", "moorai", "nannawarra", "tingari"
  Yellow-tailed Black- "wiRan"/"wiRayn" [tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]; "wayilahr" [western bundjalung], "girayir"/"gireh" [eastern bundjalung]; "wylah"
Coot, Eurasian "galundirgin" [eastern bundjalung]; "kipul" [tjapwurrung];
"kidjibroon", "moolyawindo" (WA); "kirli"
Corella
  Little Race "gymnopsis": "djayarra", "bidira" (WA); "ngarritj"
  Long-billed
  Western "manyt", "manatj" "nganarra", "binadji"
Cormorant (see also Shag) "muloora", "tantani" = cormorant
  Black-faced
  Great Race "carboides": "bigargin" [eastern bundjalung]; "karbanga", "kardakart" (WA); "muloora"
  Little Black "go-go"
  Little Pied Race "melanoleucos": "tiRipilikurrk" [tjapwurrung]; "kokoko" (WA)
  Pied "madi" (WA)
Coucal, Pheasant "bun-bun" [western bundjalung]; "bunbunbu" [ngadjon]
Crake
  Australian Spotted
  Baillon's
  Red-necked
  Spotless Race "tabuensis": "warradja" (WA)
  White-browed
Crane
  Brolga "brolga", "burralga" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay], "burraalga" [yuwalayaay], "baralga" ("poralka"); "mulanyin", "muralmim", "murulmany", "gayugul", "gilgil" [bundjalung]; "kutjun"/"kuRun" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]
  Sarus
Crow (see also Raven) "koolpurrie", "kowulka", "narracan", "wagoora", "waitchie", "wardong" = crow; "wagahn" [bundjalung] = crow, raven
  Little "woggura"
  Torresian "waja" [ngadjon]
Cuckoo "gurrii" [ngadjon] = cuckoo
  Black-eared
  Brush
  Channel-billed "boggabri" [gamilaraay]; "derang", "duriyang" [bundjalung]; "gurrilngurril" [ngadjon]
  Chestnut-breasted
  Fan-tailed "doolar" (SW WA)
  (Gould's Bronze-)
  Horsefield's Bronze- "djorit*" (WA)
  Little Bronze-
  Oriental
  Pallid
  Shining Bronze- "djorit*" (WA)
Cuckoo-shrike
  Barred
  Black-faced Race "melanops": "gunidjaa" [yuwaalaraay]; "ngoolako", "karebomdo" (WA)
  Ground "kooraling" (WA)
  White-bellied Race "artamoides": "bagawang" [bundjalung]
Curlew
  Eastern "widjonong" (WA)
  Little
Currawong "cur-ow-ung" [awaba], "kirriwong" [birbai] = currawong
  Black "cur-ow-ung*" [awaba], "kirriwong*" [birbai]
  Grey "cur-ow-ung*" [awaba], "kirriwong*" [birbai], "wati-eri" [ramindjeri], "kiling-kildi" (lower Murray), "koolardi"; Race "plumbea": "djilok", "bela", "bali", "bil", "djabin" (WA)
  Pied "cur-ow-ung*" [awaba], "kirriwong*" [birbai]; "jalwahng"/"jalwang"/"jarwang"/"jarwan" [bundjalung]; "kilirn" [tjapwurrung]

D

Darter, Australasian Race "novaehollandiae": "koorowera", "marbangye"; "mimal" (WA)
Diving-Petrel
  Common
  (South Georgian)
Dollarbird "dawdawgan", "jurgari" [bundjalung]; "didilnggurra" [ngadjon]
Dotterel (see also Plover, Lapwing)
  Black-fronted "nidoolyorong" (WA)
  Inland
  Red-kneed
Dove "mooragoo" = dove (see also Pigeon)
  Banded Fruit-
  Bar-shouldered
  Brown Cuckoo Race "phasianella": "gabudjah", "gubudji" [eastern bundjalung];
Race "robinsoni": "judulu" [ngadjon]
  Diamond "mennabroonka" (WA)
  (Grey-capped Emerald)
  Pacific Emerald Race "rogersi": "gurrbum" [ngadjon];
"punkaree"
  Peaceful Race "placida": "gunggan.gan"/"gungangan" [eastern bundjalung]; "gurrugu" [ngadjon]
  Rose-crowned Fruit-
  Superb Fruit-
  Wompoo Fruit- "(gidjuhny) mamugany" [bundjalung]; "bagamu" [ngadjon]
Dowitcher
  Asian
  (Short-billed)
Duck (see also Teal, Shelduck, Whistling-Duck) "banadgee", "barrong", "karani", "toolim" = duck; "burrawang", "ouyen" = wild duck; "coondaree", "garrangay" [gamilaraay] = ducks; "makowa" = whistling-duck; "tharalkoo" = teal
  Australian Shel- "pitjangRo" [yartwatjali], "pitjan.kuR" [tjapwurrung], "piRap" [western djadjawurrung], "minyilak" [eastern djadjawurrung]; "koorak", "kooraka", "nymarak" (WA); "perna"
  Australian Wood "barrgabarrga" [yuwaalaraay], "gunambaay" [gamilaraay], "warraaday" [gumbaynggirr]; "burbigul", "gambawir"/"gambirwir"/"gambabin" [bundjalung]; "piap-piap" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]; "maranganna", "billira", "boota" (WA); "erialta", "goonahea", "goonaroi", "koonallee", "gnaroo"
  Blue-billed "boodo" (SW WA)
  Freckled "paRimakurrk" [tjapwurrung]; "koortgang"
  Garganey
  Hardhead "erooto" (WA); "bubbuloo"
  Musk "bagabagaali" [yuwaalaraay], "biraala" [gamilaraay]; "murdjam" [western bundjalung]; "ngunyawil" [tjapwurrung]; "nganimil" [eastern djadjawurrung]; "kodara", "koodjak" (SW WA);
"benalla", "berallah"/"berala", "nakkare", "pelde", "tatea", "modewarra", "tinbalong"
  Pacific Black "budhanbaa" [yuwaalaraay], "garrangay" [gamilaraay]; "yet", "ngoonana", "bandji" (WA); "ngari" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]; "barana", "boorandarra", "currinda", "kooberi", "kooroola", "kumboora", "kurrungi", "maneroo", "mooree", "mara", "koona"
  Pink-eared "wilidhubaay" [yuwaalaraay, yuwaalayaay]; "wiRinut" [tjapwurrung]; "wimbin" (WA)
  Plumed Whistling- "chipala*", "nowee"
  Radjah Shel- "mahdo" ("mardo")
  Spotted Whistling-
  Wandering Whistling- "chipala*"
Drongo, Spangled "bajinjilajila" [ngadjon]

E

Eagle "nairana", "walawuru", "warrimoo" = eagle
  (Gurney's)
  Little
  Wedge-tailed Race "audax": "bilyara", "wallardoo", "cooradilla", "curawura"/"kurrawurra", "kilpara", "koothalla", "neeyangarra", "otella", "walowoona" "mullian"/"maliyan"/"mollyan", "nompie", "woorawa", "wulde" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "mibany" [bundjalung]; "gurrijala" [ngadjon]; "bunjil" [kulin]; "woldja", "warlitj", "warlik", "warbako", "yelka" (WA)
  White-bellied Sea- "djilyon", "ngoolar" (WA); "konkon"
Egret
  Cattle
  Eastern Reef
  Great "moolpa"
  Intermediate
  Little
Emu Race "novaehollandiae": "dhinawan" [gamilaraay]; "noori" [ngemba]; "nguruny"/"ngurihny" [bundjalung]; "yawirr"/"kawirr", "parramal" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung];
Race "rothschildi": "wetj", "wedji", "kulya", "kaya", "yallibiri" Race "diemenensis" (extinct): "gonanner", "ponanner", "tooteyer" (Tasmania)
"atyimba", "boolongena", "kaltee", "miowera", "pinyali", "punnanumta", "wakaje", "warritcha", "beek-beek", "boongil", "boorameel", "burrimul", "cubaree", "goolberri" ("koolbaree"), "kalaya", "kallee", "karawingie", "koolpurrie", "koonappo", "koruni", "langura", "maowera", "marayong", "moorine", "oorooba", "pinyali", "tarrawingie"
Emu-wren
  (Mallee)
  Rufous-crowned
  Southern Race "polionotum": "tirnwit" [tjapwurrung]
Race "westernensis": "djorrdjilya
*", "djodal*"

F

Fairy-wren
  Blue-breasted
  Lovely
  Purple-backed "miril-yiril-yiri"
Collectively, the three species
White-winged Fairy-wren, Splendid Fairy-wren and Purple-backed Fairy-wren, are called "miril-yiril-yiri" along the northern edge of the Nullarbor
  Purple-crowned
  Red-backed "banjal" [ngadjon]
  Red-winged "djorrdjilya*", "djodal*"
  Splendid "miril-yiril-yiri"
Collectively, the three species
White-winged Fairy-wren, Splendid Fairy-wren and Purple-backed Fairy-wren, are called "miril-yiril-yiri" along the northern edge of the Nullarbor
  Superb "tjitjiR" [tjapwurrung]
  Variegated
  White-winged "miril-yiril-yiri"
Collectively, the three species White-winged Fairy-wren,
Splendid Fairy-wren and Variegated Fairy-wren, are called "miril-yiril-yiri" along the northern edge of the Nullarbor
Falcon (see also Kestrel, Hobby)
  Black
  Brown Race "berigora": "kargyne", "dondorn" (WA); "kirkinpa"
  Grey "boorga" (WA)
  Peregrine Race "macropus": "bihyun" (Gold Coast); "kwetolbo", "moldern" (WA)
Fantail
  Arafura
  Grey Race "albicauda": "koodjinok", "yadoort", "kedjat" (WA)
  Mangrove Grey
  Northern
  Rufous "buurrujingaa" [ngadjon]
(Fernwren)
Fieldwren
  Rufous "boolerdo" (WA)
  Striated
Figbird, Australasian
Finch (see also Mannikin, Firetail) "jeeree", "pimpinna" = finch
  Beautiful Firetail
  Red-eared Firetail
  Black-throated
  Blue-faced Parrot-
  Crimson
  Diamond Firetail
  Double-barred
  Gouldian
  Long-tailed
  Masked
  Painted "unchurunquar"
  Plum-headed
  Red-browed "naerne"
  Red-eared Firetail "boorin", "dwerdengolngani", "djiri"
  Star
  Zebra "nyiri-nyiri", "nyi-nyi", "nanakawi"
Firetail "jeeree", "pimpinna" = finch
  Beautiful
  Diamond
  Red-eared "boorin", "dwerdengolngani", "djiri"
Flycatcher
  Broad-billed
  Leaden
  Lemon-bellied
  Paperbark
  Restless "juwim-juwim" [bundjalung]; "djidengot", "wiring", "djowidjowi" (WA)
  Satin
  Shining Race "wardelli": "banayirrmban" [ngadjon]
  Yellow-legged
Friarbird
  Helmeted
  Little
  Noisy Race "monachus": "dhaguway" [yuwaalaraay]; "currabubula" [gamilaraay]; "galgurang"/"gulgulang" [bundjalung];
Race "corniculatus": "jagaru" [ngadjon]
  Silver-crowned
Frigatebird
  (Christmas)
  Great
  Lesser
Frogmouth "galgaman" [ngadjon]
  Marbled
  Papuan
  Tawny "munnarn", "bingami", "coorameet", "moonyie" Race "strigoides": "buluurr" [yuwaalaraay]; "mumbir mumbir", "junir-junir" [bundjalung]
Race "brachypterus": "kambekor", "kambyne" (WA)
Fruit-Dove see Dove
Fulmar, Southern

G

Galah Race "albiceps": "galah", "gilaa" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "kalemji", "gillumba"
Race "roseicapillus": "biako"
Gannet
  Australasian "pakuRum" [tjapwurrung]
  (Cape)
Garganey
Gerygone
  Brown
  (Dusky)
  Fairy
  Green-backed
  Large-billed
  Mangrove
  Western Race "fusca": "warylbodang"
  White-throated
Giant-Petrel
  Northern
  Southern
Gibberbird (see also Chat)
Godwit
  Bar-tailed
  Black-tailed
  (Hudsonian)
Goose
  Cape Barren Race "novaehollandiae": "tulka" [yartwatjali], "kaRal" [tjapwurrung, western djadajwurrung]; "lowrie"
Race "grisea": "karnkarn"
  Cotton Pygmy- "widgelow"
  Green Pygmy- "loonbi"
  Magpie "ngaRuwaRa" [yartwatjali]; "muldrie"
Goshawk (see also Sparrowhawk)
  Brown Race "fasciatus": "biju" [ngadjon]; "djildjil", "matwelitj", "koodjilarn" (WA)
  Grey White morph: "pukani" [tjapwurrung]
  Red
Grassbird
  Little
  Tawny
Grasswren
  (Black)
  Carpentarian
  Dusky
  Eyrean
  (Grey)
  Kalkadoon
  Striated
  Thick-billed
  Western Race "textilis": "nyernde", "djira"
  (White-throated) "yinlinkirrkkirr" [bininj]
Grebe
  Australasian "man.garginy" [western bundjalung]; "kumkurnmitj" [tjapwurrung], "kuRanuRa" [eastern djadjawurrung]; "ngoonan" (WA)
  Great Crested "kiyirn" [tjapwurrung}; "kali" (WA)
  Hoary-headed "kumkurnmitj" [tjapwurrung], "kuRanuRa" [eastern djadjawurrung];
"wyooda", "booradjin" (WA)
Greenshank
  Common
  (Nordmann's)
Gull
  Kelp
  Pacific
  Silver Race "novaehollandiae": "manggiwarraywarraymal" [yuwaalaraay]; "djidjinook", "djiranger" (WA); "kalliwarra", "koonya", "tarooki"

H

Hardhead
Harrier
  (Papuan)
  Spotted "piyeRng" [eastern djadjawurrung]
  Swamp "tjuRk" [tjapwurrung]; "djilyoordo" (WA)
Heathwren
  Chestnut-rumped
  Shy
Heron
  Great-billed
  Pied
  Rufous (Nankeen) Night Race "hilli": "dharrun" [yuwaalaraay], "yirrin" [yuwaalaraay];
"kuki kalwar" [tjapwurrung]; "ngalgan", "ngalganing" (WA); "oroo"
  Striated
  White-faced "budhuulgaa" [yuwaalaraay]; "gurehlgam" [western bundjalung]; "takakamuta" [yartwatjali], "karnayn" [eastern djadjawurrung]; "wyan", "boolong" (WA)
  White-necked "bungubungu" [ngadjon]; "kuki pangga" [tjapwurrung]; "djilimilyan", "koondji", "nanto" (WA); "boonabaroo"
Hobby, Australian (see also Falcon, Kestrel) "wowo", "ngowerngo"
Honeyeater (see also Spinebill) "bindelong"
  Banded
  Bar-breasted
  Black "dwerdangokngonin" (WA)
  Black-chinned
  Black-headed
  Blue-faced
  Bridled
  Brown Race "indistincta": "djindjoko", "kyeet" (WA)
  Brown-backed
  Brown-headed Race "leucogenys": "djiok*", "berilberil*" (WA)
  Crescent
  Dusky
  Eungella
  Fuscous
  Graceful
  (Green-backed)
  Grey
  Grey-fronted Race "plumulus": "bildjart" (SW WA)
  Grey-headed
  Lewin's
  Macleay's
  Mangrove
  New Holland "longirostris": "bandin*", "woorening"
  Painted
  Pied
  Purple-gaped
  Red-headed
  Regent "yalgan" [western bundjalung]
  Rufous-banded
  Rufous-throated
  Scarlet
  Singing Race "virescens": "dooromdoorom", "koolbot" (WA)
  Spiny-cheeked
  Striped
  Strong-billed
  Tawny-breasted
  Tawny-crowned "melanops": "boolet", "wyrodjodong" (WA)
  Varied
  White-cheeked "gouldii": "bandin*"
  White-eared Race "leucotis": "malay"/"mali" [eastern bundjalung]
  White-fronted "koolbekolbon" (WA)
  White-gaped
  White-lined
  White-naped Race "chloropsis": "djiok*", "berilberil*", "djinki", "bongin" (WA)
  White-plumed "chickowee"
  (White-streaked)
  White-throated
  Yellow
  Yellow-faced
  Yellow-plumed "miamit" (WA)
  Yellow-spotted "birraji" [ngadjon]
  Yellow-throated
  Yellow-tinted
  Yellow-tufted
Hoopoe

I

Ibis "panuni", "wanderriby" = ibis
  Australian White
  Glossy
  Straw-necked "paipan", "murrgumurrgu" [yuwaalaraay, yuwaalayaay]; "jungar*" [western bundjalung]

J

Jacana
  Comb-crested
  (Pheasant-tailed)
Jacky Winter Race "fascinans": "dhunidjuni" [yuwaalaraay]
Jaeger (see also Skua)
  Arctic
  Long-tailed
  Pomarine

K

Kestrel, Nankeen (see also Falcon, Hobby) Race "cenchroides": "martiet" (WA); "minmin"
Kingfisher (see also Kookaburra) "noorigoo", "perina" = kingfisher
  Azure Race "azurea": "nyimdjar" [eastern bundjalung]; "jiwunyu" [ngadjon]
  Buff-breasted Paradise- Race "sylvia": "giragira" [ngadjon]
  Forest "dingdingin" [eastern bundjalung]
  Little
  Red-backed
  Sacred Race "sanctus": "ding-ding" [western bundjalung]; "panpan yatjuk" [tjapwurrung], "taiRing-taiRing" [eastern djadjawurrung]; "koonyenok", "djok" (WA); "rool" (Bird of Death)
  Torresian
  Yellow-billed
Kite
  Black "djillidjilli"
  Black-shouldered
  Brahminy Race "girrenera": "ngamandjin" [eastern bundjalung]
  Letter-winged
  Square-tailed "mararl", "djedurnmalak" (WA)
  Whistling "djando" (WA); "kirrkie"
Knot
  Great
  Red
Koel, Australian
Kookaburra (see also Kingfisher) "gunggaga" [ngadjon], "lalool", "wakooka", "googaburra" = kookaburra
  Blue-winged "garrukal" [yolngu]
  Laughing "gugurrgaagaa" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "gagaru"/"gagurim"/"gahgun"/"gargugan" [bundjalung]; "kurng-kurng"/"kuRu-kuRu" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung], "kurng" [woiwurrung, wathawurrung]

L

Lapwing (see also Plover, Dotterel)
  Banded "kilkil" (WA); "kalli-jirr-jirr"
  Masked "baaldarradharra" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "dabe-dabehr" [western bundjalung]; "dilbidilbi" [ngadjon]; "perrit-perrit" [yartwatjali], "pirrit-pirrit" [tjapwurrung], "perrit" [western djadjawurrung], "parritj-parritj" [eastern djadjawurrung]
Logrunner, Australian Race "temminckii": "wangum" [Gold Coast]; "chowchilla*"
Lorikeet
  Little "jerriang"
  Musk
  Purple-crowned "kowar" (WA)
  Rainbow "kalingaR" [tjapwurrung]
  Red-collared
  Scaly-breasted
  Varied "wero"
Lyrebird "galbuny"/"galwuny" [bundjalung]
  Albert's
  Superb "buln-buln"/"puln puln" [tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]; "wiwieringgere"

M

Magpie, Australian Race "tibicen": "burrugaabu" [gamilaraay]; "galamarin"/"gulamburan"/"gulgurang"/"gurahmburuhn" [bundjalung];
Race "terraereginae": "burrugarrbuu" [yuwaalaraay]; "jawajawa" [ngadjon];
Race "dorsalis": "koorbat", "koorbardi", "koorbardo", "parwan"
Race "tyrannica": "karrak", "kurruk" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung];
"koora", "barrawarn", "bilinga", "coorabie"
Magpie-lark Race "cyanoleuca": "barriindjiin" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "bilbirin", "bimbim", "bulam-bulam", "bulin-bulihn" [bundjalung}; "biyilbiyil" [ngadjon]; "tjirrmp-tjirrmp"/"tjirrm-tjirrm" [tjapwurrung, eastern djadjawurrung]; "dilabot", "byoolkolyedi", "koolyibarak" (WA); "beelarl", "iyebana", "koolootaroo", "marronoo"
Malleefowl "lowan" ("low", "loan", "lawani"); "ngow", "ngowo" (SW WA); "nganamara", "kalbanya", "leipoa", "nunnomutta"
Mannikin (see also Finch, Firetail) "jeeree", "pimpinna" = finch
  Chestnut-breasted
  Pictorella
  Yellow-rumped
Manucode, Trumpet
Martin (see also Swallow)
  Fairy "boodibodi" (WA)
  Tree "kybot", "kabikolongkorong", "kabiwatwat", "kybotkybot", "maningwilwil" (WA)
Miner
  Bell "jumjum"
  (Black-eared)
  Noisy "bihm-bim" [western bundjalung]
  Yellow-throated "booer", "bilyagorong" (WA)
Mistletoebird Race "hirundinaceum": "moonidjidong", "moonidjit" (WA)
Monarch
  Black-faced
  Black-winged
  Frill-necked
  Pied
  Spectacled
  White-eared
Moorhen, Dusky "mubay-mubay" [eastern bundjalung]; "jandindi", "kilkie"

N

Native-hen
  Black-tailed "gulbuwi" [yuwaalaraay]; "ngalyan", "belgarbedjal" (WA)
  Tasmanian
Needletail, White-throated (see also Swift)
Nightjar
  Large-tailed
  Spotted "kalka", "kwoynkordong" (WA)
  White-throated "yahdh" [western bundjalung]; "dinggan" [ngadjon]
Noddy
  Black
  Common
  (Lesser)

O

Oriole
  Olive-backed
  (Australasian) Yellow Race "kingi": "dulgujulu" [ngadjon]
Osprey, Eastern "bihyin" [eastern bundjalung]; "wuk" [tjapwurrung]; "yoondoordo" (WA)
Owl "yagay" [ngadjon], "piltapari" = owl
  Australian Masked Race "novaehollandiae": "bina" (WA)
  Barking "woorop", "koordemool", "woolbogle" (WA); "gooragang";
Race
"connivens": "guliman" [gamilaraay]
  Eastern Barn "birrgala" [ngadjon]; "pokang" [tjapwurrung]; "yondja", "minar" (WA)
  Eastern Grass
  Powerful
  Rufous
  Sooty
Owlet-nightjar, Australian "cristatus": "yeRata kurrk" [tjapwurrung]; "yoodjyn" (WA); "teringing"
Oystercatcher "dibing" [eastern bundjalung]
  Australian Pied "ngakurn ngakurn" [tjapwurrung]; "kornkorn" (WA)
  Sooty "goomp goom" (Gold Coast); "kwikan", "boorgortbotong" (WA)
  South Island

P

Pardalote "dum-dum" [western bundjalung] = pardalote
  Forty-spotted
  Red-browed
  Spotted "bilyabit"*, "widopwidop"* (WA); "weetuwee"
  Striated Race "substriatus": "bilyabit"*, "widopwidop"* (WA)
Parrot (see also Cockatoo, Rosella, Lorikeet, Corella) "bilin-bilin" [western bundjalung, "akala", "goonang", "koorungan", "moolangora", "poolunka" = parrot
  Australian King- Race "scapularis": "wirtuk tuRong" [tjapwurrung];
race "minor": "biimbirran" [ngadjon]
  Australian Ringneck Race "barnardi": "bulla-bulla", "bulun bulun" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; Race "zonarius"/"semitorquatus": "ulbaja", "dowarn", "doomolok"
  Blue Bonnet Race "haematorrhous": "bulaybulay" [yuwaalaraay]
  Blue-winged
  Bourke's
  Double-eyed Fig-
  Eastern Ground "yulu yulu (ng)uRak" [tjapwurrung]; "goolinang"
  Eclectus
  Elegant Race "carteri": "bilgir", "koolyederong"
  Golden-shouldered "alwal" [Olkola]
  Hooded
  Mallee Ringneck Race "barnardi": "bulla-bulla", "bulun bulun" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; Race "zonarius"/"semitorquatus": "ulbaja", "dowarn", "doomolok"
  Mulga "djookin" (WA), "baadl-baadl"
  Night "pullen pullen", "myrlumbing"
  (Orange-bellied)
  Port Lincoln "ulbaja"
  Princess "inilturung"
  Red-capped "djaryl", "djarrailboordang", "djayop"
  (Red-cheeked)
  Red-rumped "nginungu" [tjapwurrung]; "linden"
  Red-winged "billai"
  Regent Race "anthopeplus": "wookonga", "yalop"
  Rock
  Scarlet-chested
  Superb
  Turquoise
  (Western Ground) "kyloring", "boorondodi", "djardonkori", "djoobada"
Pelican, Australian "gulaanbali" [yuwaalaraay], "guliyali"/"guliyaali"/"gulayaali" [gamilarray, yuwaalaraay, yuwaaliyaay]; "jungahr"/"jungar"/"jungur*", "ngadjang-nguhr" [bundjalung]; "patjangal"/"paRangal" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]; "nerimba", "boodelong" "ngooloomberri" (WA); "bilbungra", "boolungal", "millemurro", "nangkero", "parangool", "tarraloo", "thaumpara", "warandoo", "bulwarra", "kunumbirra"
Penguin "kulija" = penguin
  Adelie
  Chinstrap
  Emperor
  (Fiordland)
  Gentoo
  King
  Little Race "novaehollandiae": "widi", "koolidja" (S WA)
  Rockhopper
  Royal
Petrel
  Antarctic
  (Atlantic)
  (Barau's)
  (Black)
  Black-winged
  (Blue)
  (Bulwer's)
  Cape
  (Cook's)
  (Gould's)
  (Great-winged)
  (Grey)
  Grey-faced
  (Herald)
  (Juan Fernandez)
  Mottled
  (Kerguelen)
  Kermadec
  Providence
  (Snow)
  Soft-plumaged
  Tahiti
  (Westland)
  (White-chinned)
  (White-headed)
  (White-necked)
(Phalarope)
  (Grey)
  (Red-necked)
  (Wilson's)
Pigeon (see also Dove) "mongabarra", "walara" = pigeon
  Chestnut-quilled Rock-
  Crested Race "lophotes": "gulawuliil" [yuwaalaraay], "warakoota"; "wuRep" [tjapwurrung];
Race "whitlocki": "kakara" (WA)
  Partridge "manga*"
  Spinifex
  Squatter "manga*"
  Topknot "barbam"/"baruban"/"barbung" [bundjalung]; "gulgal" [ngadjon]
  Torresian Imperial "ruguju" [ngadjon], "nyungu"
  White-headed
  White-quilled Rock-
  Wonga "wululuyn", "walarun", "wumbin", "jawbir" [bundjalung]; "wonga-wonga"
Pilotbird
Pipit
  Australian Race "australis": "bamay yanbay" [western bundjalung];
Race "bilbali": "eroldel", "warradjolon", "beriberit" (WA)
  (Red-throated)
Pitta
  (Blue-winged)
  Noisy Race "versicolor": "gulbang"/"guhlbang", "jahwun.gawang" [eastern bundjalung];
race "intermedia": "wangawa" [ngadjon]
  Rainbow
  (Red-bellied)
(Plains-wanderer)
Plover (see also Lapwing, Dotterel)
  (American Golden)
  (Caspian)
  Double-banded
  (Eurasian Golden)
  Greater Sand
  Grey "gurimbarr" [ngadjon]
  Hooded
  Kentish
  Lesser Sand
  Little Ringed
  Oriental
  Pacific Golden
  Red-capped
  (Ringed)
  Semipalmated
  Spur-winged "baaldarradharra" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "dabe-dabehr" [western bundjalung]; "dilbidilbi" [ngadjon]; "perrit-perrit" [yartwatjali], "pirrit-pirrit" [tjapwurrung], "perrit" [western djadjawurrung], "parritj-parritj" [eastern djadjawurrung]
Pratincole
  Australian
  Oriental
Prion
  Antarctic
  (Broad-billed)
  Fairy
  (Salvin's)
  Slender-billed

Q

Quail (see also Button-quail) "duluhbir", "dulum", "dulung" [bundjalung], "jibiri" [ngadjon], "baraberi" (SW WA), "purlup", "tulkara" = quail
  Brown Race "australis": "puRunggai" [western djadjawurrung]; "booroolum", "burrandool"; "mooritj" (SW WA)
  King
  Stubble "baraberi" (WA)
Quail-thrush
  (Chestnut) "booneyong" (WA)
  Chestnut-breasted
  Cinnamon "melga"
  Spotted

R

Rail
  Buff-banded Race "mellori": "lerp" [eastern djadjawurrung]; "kooli" (WA)
  Chestnut
  Lewin's Race "clelandi" (SW WA; extinct): "nooni"
Raven (see also Crow) "waarn" [kulin] = raven; "wagahn" [bundjalung] = crow, raven
  Australian Race "perplexus": "wodang", "kwokom", "karlo" (WA)
  Forest
  Little
(Redshank)
  (Common)
  (Spotted)
Redthroat "beritberit" (WA)
Reed-Warbler
  Australian (Clamorous) Race "gouldi": "koordjikotji" (WA)
  (oriental)
Riflebird
  Magnificent
  Paradise
  Victoria's "duwuduwu"
Ringneck (see also Parrot)
  Australian "bulla-bulla", "bulun bulun" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay], "ulbaja"
  Mallee "bulla-bulla", "bulun bulun" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]
Robin "tennuluk" = robin
  Buff-sided
  Dusky
  Eastern Yellow Race "chrysorrhoa": "nayiny"/"ngahny" [bundjalung]; "jibujibu" [ngadjon]
  Flame
  Grey-headed "windan"/"yindan" [ngadjon]
  Hooded Race "westralensis": "djilbot", "dodoongle", "kobamodjin" (WA)
  Jacky Winter Race "fascinans": "dhunidjuni" [yuwaalaraay]
  Mangrove
  Norfolk
  Northern Scrub-
  Pale-yellow
  Pink
  Red-capped "bullawang", "choondah", "tarongo"; "awi irta" [yura ngawarla];
"wi-oombeen", "guniibuu" [yuwaalaraay]; "menekedang" (WA)
  Rose
  Scarlet Race "campbelli": "kooba", "mendidi", "binibintj", "demclik", "koobadjit" (WA)
  Southern Scrub- "djibot" (WA)
  Western Yellow "bamborn"
  White-breasted "boydjil"
  White-browed
  White-faced
Rock Warbler
Rosella
  Crimson "yukap"/"yukip" [tjapwurrung, eastern djadjawurrung]; "warren"
  Eastern "kuitj kuitj"/"kut kut" [tjapwurrung, western djadjawurrung]
  Green
  Northern
  Pale-headed
  Western "moyadong", "kootonkooton"
Ruff

S

Sanderling
Sandpiper
  Broad-billed
  Buff-breasted
  Common
  Cox's
  Curlew
  Green
  Marsh
  Pectoral
  Sharp-tailed
  (Stilt)
  Terek
  (Upland)
  (Western)
  (White-rumped)
  Wood
Scrub-bird
  Noisy "djimolok"
  Rufous
Scrubfowl, Orange-footed Race "castanotus": "jarruga" [ngadjon];
"koogerri"
Scrub-robin
  Northern
  Southern "djibot" (WA)
Scrubtit
Scrubwren
  (Atherton)
  Large-billed Race "viridior": "jarrgim" [ngadjon]
  Tasmanian
  Tropical
  White-browed Race "laevigaster": "gubiriyam" [ngadjon];
"binkimom", "kikal" (WA)
  Yellow-throated
Shag (see also Cormorant) "muloora", "tantani" = cormorant
  Imperial (Macquarie)
Shearwater
  Buller's
  Flesh-footed "borroot" (S WA)
  Fluttering
  Hutton's
  Little
  Short-tailed
  Sooty
  (Streaked)
  Wedge-tailed
(Shelduck) see Duck
Shoveler
  Australasian "bardoongooba" (WA); "thowla"
  (Northern)
Shrike-thrush
  Bower's
  Grey Race "harmonica": "dharruwii" [yuwaalaraay]; "diyung" [western bundjalung];
Race "rufiventris": "koodelong" (WA)
  Little Race "griseata": "gugubarbi" [ngadjon]
  Sandstone
Shrike-tit
  Eastern
  Northern
  (Western)
Silvereye Race "chloronotus": "boang", "djoolwedelong"
Sittella, Varied Race "pileata": "darnakot", "koomalbidyt", "balbin" (WA)
Skua (see also Jaeger)
  Brown
  South Polar
Snipe "thanpathanpa" = snipe
  Latham's "tiRmkalk" [yartwatjali], "tjimkalk" [djapwurrung], "tapiyalk" [western djadjawurrung]
  Australian Painted "pulukuR" [tjapwurrung]
  (Pin-tailed)
  Swinhoe's
Songlark
  Brown "yedjoolop*" (WA)
  Rufous "yedjoolop*" (WA)
Sparrowhawk (see also Goshawk)
  Collared Race "cirrhocephalus": "galanbany"/"garahbany", "milgin" [bundjalung]; "weRayn-weRayn" [eastern djadjawurrung]; "djilildjili", "minmin", "koordop" (WA); "bilbil"
Spinebill (see also Honeyeater)
  Eastern
  Western "booldjit"
Spinifexbird
Spoonbill
  Royal
  Yellow-billed
Starling, Metallic Race "metallica": "jiyirri" [ngadjon]
Stilt
  Banded
  Pied "dit", "djandjarok", "djoka" (WA)
Stint
  (Little)
  Long-toed
  Red-necked
  Temminck's
Stone-curlew
  Beach "a-rabinyi", "a-wurrwin" [yanyuwa]
  Bush "buruhlgan"/"buyuhlgan"/"buruwagan"/"buwagan"/"buyargan" [bundjalung]; "kuRiwiRp' [tjapwurrung]; "wilo", "kwil" (WA); "willaroo", "moolyerra"
Stork, Black-necked
Storm-Petrel
  (Black-bellied)
  (Grey-backed)
  (Matsudaira's)
  Coral Sea
  (White-bellied)
  White-faced "ngit" (WA)
  Wilson's
Sunbird, Olive-backed "tirridirri"
Swallow (see also Martin)
  Barn
  (Pacific)
  (Red-rumped)
  Welcome Race "neoxena": "baringbah"; Race "carteri": "koonamit", "boodibring", "kabritj"
  White-backed "boodibodi" (WA)
Swamphen, Australasian (Purple) Race "melanotus": "giyahng" [bundjalung]; "bulindal" [ngadjon]; "booringal", "goolima";
Race "bellus": "kwilom", "koolema", "moolar"
Swan
  Black "baiamul"/"baayamal" [yuwaalayaay], "barayamal" [gamilaraay], "burunda" [gamilaraay]; "ginibi", "ginygar", "muru-dalang"/"muru-gudjihny"/"muru-gudji" [bundjalung]; "kunuwara" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]; "kelangunya", "pugherittah" (TAS); "koltjak", "marli", "wilar", "wanar", "woorotho", "koon-war-ror" (WA);
"koolyn", "mooroocoochin", "burbugate", "conawarre", "coonawa", "dunedoo", "koogarra", "kooraloo", "koorawarri", "kootie", "kungari", "mullewa";
Swift (see also Needletail) "loongana" = swift
  Fork-tailed "wirntjala" [tjapwurrung]
  (House)
  Pacific
  Needletail, White-throated
  Swiftlet
  Australian

T

Tattler
  Grey-tailed
  Wandering
Teal (see also Duck) "tharalkoo" = teal
  Chestnut "ngwoolnakerong"
  Grey "buuway" [yuwaalaraay]; "kalyong" (WA)
Tern
  Aleutian
  (Antarctic)
  (Arctic)
  (Black)
  Black-naped
  Bridled
  Caspian "karrynekarryne" (WA)
  Common
  Fairy
  Greater Crested Race "cristata": "kaldjikang" (WA)
  Gull-billed
  Lesser Crested
  Little
  Roseate
  Sooty
  Whiskered
  White
  White-fronted
  White-winged Black
Ternlet, Grey
Thornbill
  Brown
  Buff-rumped
  Chestnut-rumped
  Inland "djoolbedjoolbong" (WA)
  (Mountain)
  Slaty-backed
  Slender-billed
  Striated
  Tasmanian
  Western "djoboldjobol"
  Yellow
  Yellow-rumped Race "chrysorrhoa": "djidbot"
Thrush
  Bassian
  Russet-tailed
Treecreeper "pimpena" = treecreeper
  Black-tailed
  Brown "bibi", "bibii" [yuwaalaraay, gamilaraay]
  Red-browed
  Rufous "djini" (WA)
  White-browed
  White-throated
Triller
  Varied
  White-winged "koomolkolong" (WA)
Tropicbird
  Red-tailed
  White-tailed
Turnstone, Ruddy

W

Wagtail
  (Black-backed)
  Citrine
  Eastern Yellow
  Grey
  White
  Willie Race "picata": "deereeree", "dhirriirrii" [yuwaalaraay], "dhirridhirri" [gamilaraay]; "jindirr-jindirr"/"jinggir-jinggihr"/"jinggir-jinggir"/"jingir-jingir"/"jigir-jigir [bundjalung]; "jigirrjigirr" [ngadjon]; "tjerrap tjerrap" [tjapwurrung]; "djitidjiti", "wilaring" (WA); "jitta jitta" [bibbulbum], "jenning-gherrie", "mugana", "tityarokan";
Warbler (see also Reed-Warbler)
  (Arctic)
  Rock
  Speckled
Waterhen, White-breasted
Wattlebird
  Little
  Red "carunculata": "kani yulong" [tjapwurrung]; "wodjalok", "durdal", "doongorok", "djidero"
"woodwardi": "djoongong*" (WA)
  Western "djoongong*"
  Yellow
Wedgebill
  Chiming "keetado"
  Chirruping
Weebill "kiderbot" (WA)
Whimbrel
Whipbird
  Eastern "guwan", "jarun" [ngadjon]
  (Western) "dading"
Whistler
  Gilbert's
  Golden Race "pectoralis": "wiraynggun" [ngadjon]
  Grey
  Mangrove Golden
  Olive
  (Red-lored)
  Rufous Race "rufiventris": "bambon" (WA)
  Western "bedilmidong", "bedjemer"
  White-breasted
Whistling-Duck (see also Duck, Teal, Shelduck) "makowa" = whistling-duck
  Plumed "chipala*", "nowee"
  Spotted
  Wandering "chipala*"
White-eye
  (Pale)
  Yellow
Whiteface
  (Banded)
  Chestnut-breasted
  Southern "wirtuk" [tjapwurrung]
Willie Wagtail Race "picata": "deereeree", "dhirriirrii" [yuwaalaraay], "dhirridhirri" [gamilaraay]; "jindirr-jindirr"/"jinggir-jinggihr"/"jinggir-jinggir"/"jingir-jingir"/"jigir-jigir [bundjalung]; "jigirrjigirr" [ngadjon]; "tjerrap tjerrap" [tjapwurrung]; "djitidjiti", "wilaring" (WA); "jitta jitta" [bibbulbum], "jenning-gherrie", "mugana", "tityarokan";
Wood Duck, Australian "barrgabarrga" [yuwaalaraay], "gunambaay" [gamilaraay], "warraaday" [gumbaynggirr]; "burbigul", "gambawir"/"gambirwir"/"gambabin" [bundjalung]; "piap-piap" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]; "maranganna", "billira", "boota" (WA); "erialta", "goonahea", "goonaroi", "koonallee", "gnaroo"
Woodhen, Lord Howe
Woodswallow
  Black-faced Race "cinereus": "bewoen*" (WA)
  Dusky Race "cyanopterus": "bewoen*", "wol", "booan" (WA)
  Little
  Masked "djilbong" (WA)
  White-breasted
  White-browed

Y

(Yellowlegs)
  (Greater)
  (Lesser)


 

Common / Aboriginal Scientific / Aboriginal

Scientific and Aboriginal names
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(Sorted by first letter of SCIENTIFIC name; letters are clickable)

A

Acanthagenys rufogularis
Acanthiza
  apicalis "djoolbedjoolbong" (WA)
  chrysorrhoa Race "chrysorrhoa": "djidbot"
  ewingii
  inornata "djoboldjobol"
  iredalei
  (katherina)
  lineata
  nana
  pusilla
  robustirostris
  uropygialis
Acanthorhynchus
  superciliosus "booldjit"
  tenuirostris
Acanthornis magna
Accipiter (see also Erythrotriorchis)
  cirrocephalus Race "cirrhocephalus": "galanbany"/"garahbany", "milgin" [bundjalung]; "weRayn-weRayn" [eastern djadjawurrung]; "djilildjili", "minmin", "koordop" (WA); "bilbil"
  fasciatus Race "fasciatus": "biju" [ngadjon]; "djildjil", "matwelitj", "koodjilarn" (WA)
  novaehollandiae White morph: "pukani" [tjapwurrung]
Acrocephalus
  (orientalis)
  australis Race "gouldi": "koordjikotji" (WA)
Actitis
  hypoleucos
Aegotheles cristatus "cristatus": "yeRata kurrk" [tjapwurrung]; "yoodjyn" (WA); "teringing"
  Aerodramus
  terraereginae
Ailuroedus
  crassirostris "jigay"/"jihgay"/"jigaybil" [bundjalung]
  melanotis Race "maculosus": "jiguya" [ngadjon]
Alcedo (see also Ceyx, Todiramphus) "noorigoo", "perina"
  azurea Race "azurea": "nyimdjar" [eastern bundjalung]; "jiwunyu" [ngadjon]
Alectura lathami Race "lathami": "wagun" ("woggoon"), "wirrila" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "wagun"/"mahgun", "gugabi", "gugubuny" [bundjalung]; "kolapatjin"/"kulapatjin" [yartwatjali, western djadjawurrung], "lawan" [tjapwurrung, eastern djadjawurrung]; "gweela"
Race "purpureicollis": "mungarra" [ngadjon], "wundoora"
Alisterus scapularis Race "scapularis": "wirtuk tuRong" [tjapwurrung];
race "minor": "biimbirran" [ngadjon]
Amaurornis
  cinerea
  moluccana
  phoenicurus
Amblyornis newtonianus
Amytornis
  ballarae
  (barbatus)
  dorotheae
  (housei)
  goyderi
  modestus
  purnelli
  striatus
  textilis Race "textilis": "nyernde", "djira"
  (woodwardi) "yinlinkirrkkirr" [bininj]
Anas "banadgee", "barrong", "karani", "toolim" = Duck; "burrawang", "ouyen" = wild duck; "coondaree" = ducks; "tharalkoo" = Teal
  castanea "ngwoolnakerong"
  gracilis "buuway" [yuwaalaraay]; "kalyong" (WA)
  querquedula
  rhynchotis "bardoongooba" (WA); "thowla"
  superciliosa "budhanbaa" [yuwaalaraay], "garrangay" [gamilaraay]; "yet", "ngoonana", "bandji" (WA); "ngari" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]; "barana", "boorandarra", "currinda", "kooberi", "kooroola", "kumboora", "kurrungi", "maneroo", "mooree", "mara", "koona"
Anhinga melanogaster Race "novaehollandiae": "koorowera", "marbangye"; "mimal" (WA)
Anous
  minutus
  stolidus
  (tenuirostris)
Anseranas semipalmata "ngaRuwaRa" [yartwatjali]; "muldrie"
Anthochaera
  carunculata "carunculata": "kani yulong" [tjapwurrung]; "wodjalok", "durdal", "doongorok", "djidero"
"woodwardi": "djoongong*" (WA)
  chrysoptera
  lunulata "djoongong*"
  phrygia "yalgan" [western bundjalung]
  paradoxa
Anthus
  (cervinus)
  australis Race "australis": "bamay yanbay" [western bundjalung];
Race "bilbali": "eroldel", "warradjolon", "beriberit" (WA)
Aphelocephala
  leucopsis "wirtuk" [tjapwurrung]
  (nigricinta)
  pectoralis
Aplonis metallica Race "metallica": "jiyirri" [ngadjon]
Aprosmictus erythropterus "billai"
Aptenodytes
  forsteri
  patagonicus
Apus "loongana"
  (affinis)
  pacificus
Aquila "nairana", "warrimoo"
  audax Race "audax": "bilyara", "wallardoo", "cooradilla", "curawura"/"kurrawurra", "kilpara", "koothalla", "neeyangarra", "otella", "walowoona" "mullian"/"maliyan"/"mollyan", "nompie", "woorawa", "wulde" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "mibany" [bundjalung]; "gurrijala" [ngadjon]; "bunjil" [kulin]; "woldja", "warlitj", "warlik", "warbako", "yelka" (WA)
  (gurneyi)
Ardea (see also Egretta, Bubulcus, Mesophoyx)
  alba "moolpa"
  (Egretta) garzetta
  ibis
  intermedia
  modesta
  novaehollandiae "budhuulgaa" [yuwaalaraay]; "gurehlgam" [western bundjalung]; "takakamuta" [yartwatjali], "karnayn" [eastern djadjawurrung]; "wyan", "boolong" (WA)
  pacifica "bungubungu" [ngadjon]; "kuki pangga" [tjapwurrung]; "djilimilyan", "koondji", "nanto" (WA); "boonabaroo"
  picata
  (Egretta) sacra
  sumatrana
Ardenna (see also Puffinus)
  bulleri
  carneipes "borroot" (S WA)
  (gravis)
  grisea
  pacifica
  tenuirostris
Ardeotis australis Race "australis": "mantaba", "murranudda", "boorawa" ("burrawa"), "cooraki", "kipara", "kyogle", "nanatee", "nanundi", "numerkah", "pooranna", "ballala", "kio", "gumblegubbin" "bebilya", "kooli", "wabanga", "bibilerak", "barado" (WA)
  Arenaria interpres
Arses (see also Carterornis, Symposiarchus, Monarcha)
  kaupi
  lorealis
Artamus
  cinereus Race "cinereus": "bewoen*" (WA)
  cyanopterus Race "cyanopterus": "bewoen*", "wol", "booan" (WA)
  leucorynchus
  minor
  personatus "djilbong" (WA)
  superciliosus
Ashbyia lovensis
Atrichornis
  clamosus "djimolok"
  rufescens
Aviceda subcristata
Aythya australis "erooto" (WA); "bubbuloo"

B

Barnardius zonarius "bulla-bulla", "bulun bulun" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay], "ulbaja"
(Bartramia longicauda)
Biziura lobata "bagabagaali" [yuwaalaraay], "biraala" [gamilaraay]; "murdjam" [western bundjalung]; "ngunyawil" [tjapwurrung]; "nganimil" [eastern djadjawurrung]; "kodara", "koodjak" (SW WA);
"benalla", "berallah"/"berala", "nakkare", "pelde", "tatea", "modewarra", "tinbalong"
Bolemoreus
  frenatus
  hindwoodi
Botaurus poiciloptilus (see also Ixobrychus) "kawoR" [tjapwurrung]; "boordenitj" (WA); "boonboon"
Bubulcus (see also Ardea)
  ibis
(Bulweria bulwerii)
Burhinus grallarius "buruhlgan"/"buyuhlgan"/"buruwagan"/"buwagan"/"buyargan" [bundjalung]; "kuRiwiRp' [tjapwurrung]; "wilo", "kwil" (WA); "willaroo", "moolyerra"
Butorides striatus

C

Cacatua (see also Eolophus) "biloola", "braak", "kerang", "moori", "nayook"
  galerita "gehr" [western bundjalung]; "gayambula" [ngadjon]; "kaneky", "mooyi", "kogga-longo", "arunta", "korina", "kudrungoo", "moorai", "nannawarra", "tingari"
  leadbeateri Race "leadbeateri": "gugalarrin" [yuwaalaraay], "wijagala" ("weejugla") [wiradjuri];
Race "mollis": "yakalyakal" (WA)
  pastinator "manyt", "manatj" "nganarra", "binadji"
  roseicapilla "galah", "gilaa" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay], "kalemji"
  sanguinea Race "gymnopsis": "djayarra", "bidira" (WA); "ngarritj"
  tenuirostris
Cacomantis
  castaneiventris
  flabelliformis "doolar" (SW WA)
  pallidus
  variolosus
Calamanthus
  campestris "boolerdo" (WA)
  fuliginosus
Calidris
  acuminata
  alba
  (alpina)
  (bairdii)
  canutus
  falcinellus
  ferruginea
  (fuscicollis)
  [Micropalama] (himantopus)
  (mauri)
  melanotos
  (minuta)
  (paramelanotos)
[Philomachus] pugnax
  ruficollis
  subminuta
  temminckii
  tenuirostris
Callocephalon fimbriatum
Calyptorhynchus "tilanbi"
  banksii "wyralla", "anulka", "yarbi" (WA);
Race
"banksii": "pachang" [pakanh], "inhulg" [uw oykangand], "anhulg" [uw olkola]
Race "naso": "karak" [noongar]
Race "samueli": "dirandi" (WA), "iranti" [pitjantjatjara]
Race "macrorhynchus": "ngarnarrh", "karnamarr-to" [gunwinggu]
Race "graptogyne": "treen" [bungandidj]
  baudinii
  funereus "wiRan"/"wiRayn" [tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]; "wayilahr" [western bundjalung], "girayir"/"gireh" [eastern bundjalung]; "wylah"
  lathami Race "lathami": "bilirr" [gamilaraay]; "wayilayn" [western bundjalung]; "ponpontuRong" [tjapwurrung]
  latirostris
(Calonectris leucomelas)
Caprimulgus
  macrurus
Carterornis (see also Monarcha, Symposiarchus, Arses)
leucotis
Casuarius casuarius Race "johnsonii": "gumbagan" [ngadjon]
(Cecropsis daurica)
Centropus phasianinus "bun-bun" [western bundjalung]; "bunbunbu" [ngadjon]
Cereopsis novaehollandiae Race "novaehollandiae": "tulka" [yartwatjali], "kaRal" [tjapwurrung, western djadajwurrung]; "lowrie"
Race "grisea": "karnkarn"
Certhionyx (see also Sugomel) "bindelong"
  [Sugomel] niger "dwerdangokngonin" (WA)
  pectoralis
  variegatus
Ceyx (see also Alcedo, Todiramphus)
  azurea
  pusilla
Chalcophaps
  (indica)
  longirostris Race "rogersi": "gurrbum" [ngadjon];
"punkaree"
Chalcites [Chrysococcyx]
  basalis "djorit*" (WA)
  lucidus "djorit*" (WA)
  minutillus
  osculans
  (russatus)
Charadrius
  alexandrinus
  (asiaticus)
  australis
  bicinctus
  dubius
  (hiaticula)
  leschenaultii
  [Elseyornis] melanops "nidoolyorong" (WA)
  mongolus
  [Thinornis] rubricollis
  ruficapillus
  semipalmatus
  veredus
Chenonetta jubata "barrgabarrga" [yuwaalaraay], "gunambaay" [gamilaraay]
Cheramoeca leucosternus "boodibodi" (WA)
Chlamydera (see also Ptilonorhynchus, Sericulus)
  guttata
  maculata "wiidhaa" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]
  nuchalis
  cerviniventris
Chlidonias
  hybridus
  leucopterus
  (niger)
Chroicocephalus
  novaehollandiae Race "novaehollandiae": "manggiwarraywarraymal" [yuwaalaraay]; "djidjinook", "djiranger" (WA); "kalliwarra", "koonya", "tarooki"
Chthonicola sagittata
Cincloramphus
  cruralis "yedjoolop*" (WA)
  mathewsi "yedjoolop*" (WA)
Cinclosoma
  castaneothorax
  (castanotus) "booneyong" (WA)
  cinnamomeum "melga"
  punctatum
Cinnyris jugularis "tirridirri"
Circus
  approximans "tjuRk" [tjapwurrung]; "djilyoordo" (WA)
  assimilis "piyeRng" [eastern djadjawurrung]
  (spilonotus)
Cisticola
  exilis
  juncidis
Cladorhynchus leucocephalus
Climacteris "pimpena"
  affinis
  erythrops
  melanurus
  picumnus "bibi", "bibii" [yuwaalaraay, gamilaraay]
  rufus "djini" (WA)
Colluricincla
  boweri
  harmonica Race "harmonica": "dharruwii" [yuwaalaraay]; "diyung" [western bundjalung];
Race "rufiventris": "koodelong" (WA)
  megarhyncha Race "griseata": "gugubarbi" [ngadjon]
  woodwardi
Columba leucomela
Conopophila
  albogularis
  rufogularis
  whitei
Corcorax melanorhamphos "wuyuu" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]
Cormobates leucophaeus
Coracina (see also Edolisoma)
  lineata
  maxima "kooraling" (WA)
  novaehollandiae Race "melanops": "gunidjaa" [yuwaalaraay]; "ngoolako", "karebomdo" (WA)
  papuensis Race "artamoides": "bagawang" [bundjalung]
  tenuirostris
Corvus "koolpurrie", "kowulka", "narracan", "wagoora", "waitchie", "wardong"
  bennetti "woggura"
  coronoides
  mellori
  orru "waja" [ngadjon]
  tasmanicus
Coturnix (see also Synoica) "purlup", "tulkara"
  (Excalfactoria) chinensis
  pectoralis "baraberi" (WA)
  ypsilophora Race "australis": "puRunggai" [western djadjawurrung]; "booroolum", "burrandool"; "mooritj" (SW WA)
Cracticus "guburany" [ngadjon]
  argentatus
  mentalis
  nigrogularis Race "picatus: "koodjieko" (WA)
  quoyi Race "rufescens": "galbu" [ngadjon]
  tibicen Race "tibicen": "burrugaabu" [gamilaraay]; "galamarin"/"gulamburan"/"gulgurang"/"gurahmburuhn" [bundjalung];
Race "terraereginae": "burrugarrbuu" [yuwaalaraay]; "jawajawa" [ngadjon];
Race "dorsalis": "koorbat", "koorbardi", "koorbardo", "parwan"
Race "tyrannica": "karrak", "kurruk" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung];
"koora", "barrawarn", "bilinga", "coorabie"
  torquatus "koolardi"; Race "leucopterus": "wadowadong", "wardawawt", "yodjidi" (WA)
Cuculus
  optatus
Cyclopsitta diophthalma
Cygnus atratus "baiamul"/"baayamal" [yuwaalayaay], "barayamal" [gamilaraay], "burunda" [gamilaraay]; "ginibi", "ginygar", "muru-dalang"/"muru-gudjihny"/"muru-gudji" [bundjalung]; "kunuwara" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]; "kelangunya", "pugherittah" (TAS); "koltjak", "marli", "wilar", "wanar", "woorotho", "koon-war-ror" (WA);
"koolyn", "mooroocoochin", "burbugate", "conawarre", "coonawa", "dunedoo", "koogarra", "kooraloo", "koorawarri", "kootie", "kungari", "mullewa";

D

Dacelo "lalool", "wakooka"
  leachii "garrukal" [yolngu]
  novaeguineae "gugurrgaagaa" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "gagaru"/"gagurim"/"gahgun"/"gargugan" [bundjalung]; "kurng-kurng"/"kuRu-kuRu" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung], "kurng" [woiwurrung, wathawurrung]
Daphoenositta chrysoptera Race "pileata": "darnakot", "koomalbidyt", "balbin" (WA)
Daption capense
Dasyornis
  (brachypterus)
  broadbenti
  longirostris "booderitj", "djidalya"
Dendrocygna "makowa"
  arcuata "chipala*"
  eytoni "chipala*", "nowee"
  guttata
Dicaeum hirundinaceum
Dicrurus bracteatus "bajinjilajila" [ngadjon]
Diomedea (see also Thalassarche)
  (amsterdamensis)
  antipodensis
  (dabbenena)
  epomophora
  exulans
  sanfordi
Dromaius novaehollandiae Race "novaehollandiae": "dhinawan" [gamilaraay]; "noori" [ngemba]; "nguruny"/"ngurihny" [bundjalung]; "yawirr"/"kawirr", "parramal" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung];
Race "rothschildi": "wetj", "wedji", "kulya", "kaya", "yallibiri" Race "diemenensis" (extinct): "gonanner", "ponanner", "tooteyer" (Tasmania)
"atyimba", "boolongena", "kaltee", "miowera", "pinyali", "punnanumta", "wakaje", "warritcha", "beek-beek", "boongil", "boorameel", "burrimul", "cubaree", "goolberri" ("koolbaree"), "kalaya", "kallee", "karawingie", "koolpurrie", "koonappo", "koruni", "langura", "maowera", "marayong", "moorine", "oorooba", "pinyali", "tarrawingie"
Drymodes
  brunneopygia "djibot" (WA)
  superciliaris
(Dryolimas pectoralis)
Ducula
  spilorrhoa "ruguju" [ngadjon], "nyungu"

E

Edolisoma (see also Coracina)
  tenuirostre
Egretta (see also Ardea)
  novaehollandiae "budhuulgaa" [yuwaalaraay]
  picata
  (Ardea) sacra
Eclectus roratus
Elanus
  axillaris
  scriptus
Emblema pictum "unchurunquar"
Entomyzon cyanotis
Eolophus (see also Cacatua)
  roseicapillus "galah", "gilaa" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay], "kalemji"
Eopsaltria (see also Peneonanthe) "tennuluk"
  australis Race "chrysorrhoa": "nayiny"/"ngahny" [bundjalung]; "jibujibu" [ngadjon]
  georgiana "boydjil"
  griseogularis "bamborn"
  pulverulenta
Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Epthianura
  albifrons "yabawilban" (WA)
  aurifrons
  crocea
  tricolor
(Eremiornis carteri)
(Erolia) see Calidris
Erythrogonys
  cinctus
Erythrotriorchis radiatus (see also Accipiter)
Erythrura "jeeree", "pimpinna"
  gouldiae
  trichroa
Esacus neglectus "a-rabinyi", "a-wurrwin" [yanyuwa]
Eudynamys cyanocephalus
Eudyptes
  chrysocome
  chrysolophus
  (pachyrhynchus)
Eudyptula minor Race "novaehollandiae": "widi", "koolidja" (S WA)
Eulabeornis castaneoventris
Eurostopodus
  argus "kalka", "kwoynkordong" (WA)
  mysticalis "yahdh" [western bundjalung]; "dinggan" [ngadjon]
Eurystomus orientalis "dawdawgan", "jurgari" [bundjalung]; "didilnggurra" [ngadjon]
Excalfactoria chinensis

F

Falco
  berigora Race "berigora": "kargyne", "dondorn" (WA); "kirkinpa"
  cenchroides Race "cenchroides": "martiet" (WA); "minmin"
  hypoleucos "boorga" (WA)
  longipennis "wowo", "ngowerngo"
  peregrinus Race "macropus": "bihyun" (Gold Coast); "kwetolbo", "moldern" (WA)
  subniger
Falcunculus
  frontatus
  (leucogaster)
  whitei
Fregata
  (andrewsi)
  ariel
  minor
Fregetta
  (grallaria)
  maoriana
  (tropica)
Fulica atra "galundirgin" [eastern bundjalung]; "kipul" [tjapwurrung];
"kidjibroon", "moolyawindo" (WA); "kirli"
Fulmarus glacialoides

G

Gallinago "thanpathanpa"
  hardwickii "tiRmkalk" [yartwatjali], "tjimkalk" [djapwurrung], "tapiyalk" [western djadjawurrung]
  megala
  (stenura)
Gallinula (see also Tribonyx)
  mortierii
  tenebrosa "mubay-mubay" [eastern bundjalung]; "jandindi", "kilkie"
  ventralis "gulbuwi" [yuwaalaraay]; "ngalyan", "belgarbedjal" (WA)
Gallirallus
  philippensis Race "mellori": "lerp" [eastern djadjawurrung]; "kooli" (WA)
  sylvestris
(Garrodia nereis)
Gavicalis
  fasciogularis
  versicolor
  virescens Race "virescens": "dooromdoorom", "koolbot" (WA)
Gelochelidon (see also Sterna)
  nilotica
(Geoffroyus geoffroyi)
Geopelia "mooragoo"
  cuneata "mennabroonka" (WA)
  humeralis
  placida [striata] Race "placida": "gunggan.gan"/"gungangan" [eastern bundjalung]; "gurrugu" [ngadjon]
Geophaps "mongabarra", "walara"
  plumifera
  smithii "manga*"
  scripta "manga*"
  (smithii)
Gerygone
  chloronota
  fusca Race "fusca": "warylbodang"
  levigaster
  magnirostris
  mouki
  olivacea
  palpebrosa
  (tenebrosa)
Glareola maldivarum (see also Stiltia)
Glossopsitta (see also Parvipsitta)
  concinna
  porphyrocephala "kowar" (WA)
  pusilla "jerriang"
(Glycichaera fallax)
Glyciphila melanops "melanops": "boolet", "wyrodjodong" (WA)
Grallina cyanoleuca Race "cyanoleuca": "barriindjiin" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "bilbirin", "bimbim", "bulam-bulam", "bulin-bulihn" [bundjalung}; "biyilbiyil" [ngadjon]; "tjirrmp-tjirrmp"/"tjirrm-tjirrm" [tjapwurrung, eastern djadjawurrung]; "dilabot", "byoolkolyedi", "koolyibarak" (WA); "beelarl", "iyebana", "koolootaroo", "marronoo"
Grantiella picta
Grus
  antigone
  rubicunda "brolga", "burralga" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay], "burraalga" [yuwalayaay], "baralga" ("poralka"); "mulanyin", "muralmim", "murulmany", "gayugul", "gilgil" [bundjalung]; "kutjun"/"kuRun" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]
Gygis alba
[Gymnorhina] Cracticus tibicen Race "tibicen": "burrugaabu" [gamilaraay]; "galamarin"/"gulamburan"/"gulgurang"/"gurahmburuhn" [bundjalung];
Race "terraereginae": "burrugarrbuu" [yuwaalaraay]; "jawajawa" [ngadjon];
Race "dorsalis": "koorbat", "koorbardi", "koorbardo", "parwan"
Race "tyrannica": "karrak", "kurruk" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung];
"koora", "barrawarn", "bilinga", "coorabie"

H

Haematopus "dibing" [eastern bundjalung]
  finschi
  fuliginosus "goomp goom" (Gold Coast); "kwikan", "boorgortbotong" (WA)
  longirostris "ngakurn ngakurn" [tjapwurrung]; "kornkorn" (WA)
Haliaeetus leucogaster "djilyon", "ngoolar" (WA); "konkon"
Haliastur
  indus Race "girrenera": "ngamandjin" [eastern bundjalung]
  sphenurus "djando" (WA); "kirrkie"
(Halobaena caerulea)
Hamirostra melanosternon "koodap" (WA) "koodap" (WA)
  Heteromunia pectoralis
  Heteromyias albispecularis "windan"/"yindan" [ngadjon]
  (incanus)
Heteroscelus [Tringa]
  brevipes
  incanus
Hieraaetus morphnoides
Himantopus leucocephalus "dit", "djandjarok", "djoka" (WA)
Hirundapus caudacutus
Hirundo (see also Petrochelidon, Cecropsis)
  ariel "boodibodi" (WA)
  neoxena Race "neoxena": "baringbah"; Race "carteri": "koonamit", "boodibring", "kabritj"
  nigricans "kybot", "kabikolongkorong", "kabiwatwat", "kybotkybot", "maningwilwil" (WA)
  rustica
  (tahitica)
(Hydrophasianus chirurgus)
Hydroprogne (see also Sterna)
  caspia "karrynekarryne" (WA)
Hylacola
  cauta
  pyrrhopygia

I

Ixobrychus (see also Botaurus)
  flavicollis Race "australis": "wandjima" (WA); "woggal"
  dubius

K

Kempiella griseoceps

L

Lalage
  leucomela
  tricolor [sueurii] "koomolkolong" (WA)
Larus
  dominicus
  pacificus
Lathamus discolor
Leipoa ocellata
"lowan" ("low", "loan", "lawani"); "ngow", "ngowo" (SW WA); "nganamara", "kalbanya", "leipoa", "nunnomutta"
  Leucosarcia picata [melanoleuca] "wululuyn", "walarun", "wumbin", "jawbir" [bundjalung]; "wonga-wonga"
  Lewinia pectoralis Race "clelandi" (SW WA; extinct): "nooni"
Lichenostomus "bindelong"
  chrysops
  cratitius
  fasciogularis
  flavescens
  flavicollis
  flavus
  fuscus
  keartlandi
  leucotis Race "leucotis": "malay"/"mali" [eastern bundjalung]
  melanops
  ornatus "miamit" (WA)
  penicillatus "chickowee"
  plumulus Race "plumulus": "bildjart" (SW WA)
  unicolor
  versicolor
  virescens Race "virescens": "dooromdoorom", "koolbot" (WA)
Lichmera indistincta Race "indistincta": "djindjoko", "kyeet" (WA)
Limicola falcinellus
Limnodromus
  (griseus)
  semipalmatus
Limosa
  (haemastica)
  lapponica
  limosa
  (limosa)
Lonchura "jeeree", "pimpinna"
  castaneothorax
  flaviprymna
Lophoictinia isura "mararl", "djedurnmalak" (WA)
Lopholaimus antarcticus "barbam"/"baruban"/"barbung" [bundjalung]; "gulgal" [ngadjon]
(Lugensa brevirostris)

M

Machaerirhynchus flaviventer
Macronectes
  halli
  giganteus
Macropygia phasianella Race "phasianella": "gabudjah", "gubudji" [eastern bundjalung];
Race "robinsoni": "judulu" [ngadjon]
Malacorhynchus membranaceus "wilidhubaay" [yuwaalaraay, yuwaalayaay]; "wiRinut" [tjapwurrung]; "wimbin" (WA)
Malurus
  amabilis
  assimilis
  coronatus
  cyaneus "tjitjiR" [tjapwurrung]
  elegans "djorrdjilya*", "djodal*"
  lamberti "miril-yiril-yiri"
Collectively, the three species White-winged Fairy-wren,
Splendid Fairy-wren and Variegated Fairy-wren, are called "miril-yiril-yiri" along the northern edge of the Nullarbor
  leucopterus "miril-yiril-yiri"
Collectively, the three species White-winged Fairy-wren,
Splendid Fairy-wren and Variegated Fairy-wren, are called "miril-yiril-yiri" along the northern edge of the Nullarbor
  melanocephalus "banjal" [ngadjon]
  pulcherrimus
  splendens "miril-yiril-yiri"
Collectively, the three species
White-winged Fairy-wren, Splendid Fairy-wren and Purple-backed Fairy-wren, are called "miril-yiril-yiri" along the northern edge of the Nullarbor
Manorina
  flavigula "booer", "bilyagorong" (WA)
  melanocephala "bihm-bim" [western bundjalung]
  melanophrys "jumjum"
  (melanotis)
Megalurus
  gramineus
  timoriensis
Megapodius reinwardt Race "castanotus": "jarruga" [ngadjon];
"koogerri"
Melanodryas "tennuluk"
  cucullata Race "westralensis": "djilbot", "dodoongle", "kobamodjin" (WA)
  vittata
Meliphaga "bindelong"
  albilineata
  (fordiana)
  gracilis
  lewinii
  notata "birraji" [ngadjon]
Melithreptus "bindelong"
  affinis
  albogularis
  brevirostris Race "leucogenys": "djiok*", "berilberil*" (WA)
  gularis
  lunatus Race "chloropsis": "djiok*", "berilberil*", "djinki", "bongin" (WA)
  validirostris
Melopsittacus undulatus "budgerigah", "betcherrygah", "gidjirrigaa" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "dingleyerong" (WA); "gilgilga", "cathathara" ("katatara"), "coolyerrin"
Menura "galbuny"/"galwuny" [bundjalung]
  alberti
  novaehollandiae "buln-buln"/"puln puln" [tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]; "wiwieringgere"
Merops ornatus "birrubirruu" [yuwaalaraay]; "dirrandirran" [ngadjon]; "birinbirin", "beringo" (WA)
Mesophoyx (see also Ardea, Egretta)
  intermedia
Metopidius [Irediparra] gallinacea
Microcarbo (see also Phalacrocorax)
  melanoleucos Race "melanoleucos": "tiRipilikurrk" [tjapwurrung]; "kokoko" (WA)
Microeca "tennuluk"
  fascinans "dhunidjuni" [yuwaalaraay]
  flavigaster
  griseoceps
(Micropalama himantopus) see Calidris himantopus
Milvus migrans "djillidjilli"
Mirafra javanica "tirtiyn tjaRuk"/"turti tjaRuk" [tjapwurrung, eastern djadjawurrung]
Monarcha (see also Carterornis, Symposiarchus, Arses)
  frater
  leucotis
  melanopsis
  trivirgatus
Morus
  (capensis)
  serrator "pakuRum" [tjapwurrung]
Motacilla
  alba
  cinerea
  citreola
  (lugens)
  tschutschensis
Myiagra
  alecto Race "wardelli": "banayirrmban" [ngadjon]
  cyanoleuca
  inquieta "juwim-juwim" [bundjalung]; "djidengot", "wiring", "djowidjowi" (WA)
  nana
  rubecula
  ruficollis
Myzomela "bindelong"
  erythrocephala
  obscura
  sanguinolenta

N

Nectarinia jugularis "tirridirri"
Neochmia "jeeree", "pimpinna"
  modesta
  phaeton
  ruficauda
  temporalis "naerne"
Neophema
  (chrysogaster)
  chrysostoma
  elegans Race "carteri": "bilgir", "koolyederong"
  petrophila
  pulchella
  splendida
Neopsephotus bourkii
Nesoptilotis
  flavicollis
  leucotis
Nettapus
  coromandelianus "widgelow"
  pulchellus "loonbi"
Ninox "piltapari"
  connivens "woorop", "koordemool", "woolbogle" (WA); "gooragang";
Race
"connivens": "guliman" [gamilaraay]
  boobook Race "lurida": "guhnggur", "gumgan"/"gumgum" [bundjalung]; "gugu" [ngadjon];
Race "ocellata": "koorkoda", "kookobort", "kookomit", "yartj" (WA)
"boobook", "mulara"
  rufa
  strenua
Northiella haematogaster Race "haematorrhous": "bulaybulay" [yuwaalaraay]
Numenius
  madagascariensis "widjonong" (WA)
  minutus
  phaeopus
Nycticorax caledonicus Race "hilli": "dharrun" [yuwaalaraay], "yirrin" [yuwaalaraay];
"kuki kalwar" [tjapwurrung]; "ngalgan", "ngalganing" (WA); "oroo"
Nymphicus hollandicus "ooya", "wiyaarr" [yuwaalaraay]; "wooraling", "wira" (WA)

O

Oceanites oceanicus
(Oceanodroma matsudairae)
Ocyphaps lophotes Race "lophotes": "gulawuliil" [yuwaalaraay], "warakoota"; "wuRep" [tjapwurrung];
Race "whitlocki": "kakara" (WA)
Onychoprion (see also Sterna)
  aleuticus
  anaethetus
  fuscata
Oreoica gutturalis "bokonbokon", "barkabark", "dirldirl" (WA); "burn-burn-boolala", "kangoo"
(Oreoscopus gutturalis)
Origma solitaria
Oriolus
  flavocinctus Race "kingi": "dulgujulu" [ngadjon]
  sagittatus
Orthonyx
  spaldingii "jawujala" [ngadjon], "chowchilla"
  temminckii Race "temminckii": "wangum" [Gold Coast]; "chowchilla*"
Oxyura australis "boodo" (SW WA)

P

Pachycephala
  inornata
  lanioides
  melanura
  olivacea
  occidentalis "bedilmidong", "bedjemer"
  pectoralis Race "pectoralis": "wiraynggun" [ngadjon]
  rufiventris Race "rufiventris": "bambon" (WA)
  (rufogularis)
  simplex
Pachyptila
  belcheri
  desolata
  (salvini)
  turtur
  (vittata)
(Pagodrama nivea)
Pandion cristatus (formerly haliaetus) "bihyin" [eastern bundjalung]; "wuk" [tjapwurrung]; "yoondoordo" (WA)
Pardalotus
  punctatus "bilyabit"*, "widopwidop"* (WA); "weetuwee"
  quadragintus
  rubricatus
  striatus Race "substriatus": "bilyabit"*, "widopwidop"* (WA)
Parvipsitta (see also Glossopsitta)
  porphyrocephala "kowar" (WA)
(Pedionomus torquatus)
Pelagodroma marina "ngit" (WA)
Pelecanoides
  (georgicus)
  urinatrix
Pelecanus conspicillatus "gulaanbali" [yuwaalaraay], "guliyali"/"guliyaali"/"gulayaali" [gamilarray, yuwaalaraay, yuwaaliyaay]; "jungahr"/"jungar"/"jungur*", "ngadjang-nguhr" [bundjalung]; "patjangal"/"paRangal" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]; "nerimba", "boodelong" "ngooloomberri" (WA); "bilbungra", "boolungal", "millemurro", "nangkero", "parangool", "tarraloo", "thaumpara", "warandoo", "bulwarra", "kunumbirra"
Peneonanthe (see also Eopsaltria) "tennuluk"
  pulverulenta
Petrochelidon (see also Hirundo)
  ariel
  nigricans
Petroica "tennuluk"
  goodenovii "bullawang", "choondah", "tarongo"; "awi irta" [yura ngawarla];
"wi-oombeen", "guniibuu" [yuwaalaraay]; "menekedang" (WA)
  boodang Race "campbelli": "kooba", "mendidi", "binibintj", "demclik", "koobadjit" (WA)
  multicolor
  phoenicea
  rodinogaster
  rosea
Petrophassa
  albipennis
  rufipennis
Pezoporus
  (flaviventris) "kyloring", "boorondodi", "djardonkori", "djoobada"
  occidentalis "pullen pullen", "myrlumbing"
  wallicus "yulu yulu (ng)uRak" [tjapwurrung]; "goolinang"
Phaeton
  lepturus
  rubricauda
Phalacrocorax (see also Microcarbo) "muloora", "tantani"
  atriceps
  carbo Race "carboides": "bigargin" [eastern bundjalung]; "karbanga", "kardakart" (WA); "muloora"
  fuscescens
  melanoleucos
  sulcirostris "go-go"
  varius "madi" (WA)
(Phalaropus)
  (fulicaria)
  (lobatus)
  (tricolor)
Phaps
  chalcoptera "tappak", "dhamarr" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "taap"/"tap" [yartwatjali, tjapwurrung, djadjawurrung]; "ooda*", "oot", "ngambin", "moorytch*", "moonbi" (WA); "wingabutta", "gnambam", "murnpip", "warriwarri"
  elegans Race "occidentalis": "ooda*", "moorytch*" (WA)
histrionica
Philemon
  argenticeps
  buceroides
  citreogularis
  corniculatus Race "monachus": "dhaguway" [yuwaalaraay]; "currabubula" [gamilaraay]; "galgurang"/"gulgulang" [bundjalung];
Race "corniculatus": "jagaru" [ngadjon]
Philomachus [Calidris] pugnax
Phoebetria
  (fusca)
  palpebrata
Phonygammus keraudrenii
Phylidonyris "bindelong"
  albifrons "koolbekolbon" (WA)
  nigra "gouldii": "bandin*"
  novaehollandiae "longirostris": "bandin*", "woorening"
  pyrrhopterus
(Phylloscopus borealis)
Pitta
  (erythrogaster)
  iris
  (moluccensis)
  versicolor Race "versicolor": "gulbang"/"guhlbang", "jahwun.gawang" [eastern bundjalung];
race "intermedia": "wangawa" [ngadjon]
Platalea
  flavipes
  regia
Platycercus
  adscitus
  caledonicus
  elegans "yukap"/"yukip" [tjapwurrung, eastern djadjawurrung]; "warren"
  eximius "kuitj kuitj"/"kut kut" [tjapwurrung, western djadjawurrung]
  icterotis "moyadong", "kootonkooton"
  venustus
Plectorhyncha lanceolata
Plegadis falcinellus
Pluvialis
  (apricaria)
  (dominica)
  fulva
  squatarola "gurimbarr" [ngadjon]
Podargus "galgaman" [ngadjon]
  ocellatus
  papuensis
  strigoides "munnarn", "bingami", "coorameet", "moonyie" Race "strigoides": "buluurr" [yuwaalaraay]; "mumbir mumbir", "junir-junir" [bundjalung]
Race "brachypterus": "kambekor", "kambyne" (WA)
Podiceps cristatus "kiyirn" [tjapwurrung}; "kali" (WA)
Poecilodryas
  cerviniventris
  superciliosa
Poephila
  acuticauda
  cincta
  personata
Poliocephalus poliocephalus "kumkurnmitj" [tjapwurrung], "kuRanuRa" [eastern djadjawurrung];
"wyooda", "booradjin" (WA)
Polytelis
  alexandrae "inilturung"
  anthopeplus Race "anthopeplus": "wookonga", "yalop"
  swainsonii
Pomatostomus
  halli
  ruficeps
  superciliosus "ngowen" (WA); "juin-juin"
  temporalis Race "temporalis": "dhadhalurraa" [yuwaalaraay]; "gawah-gawang" [western bundjalung]; "wirrbing"
Poodytes carteri
Porphyrio porphyrio Race "melanotus": "giyahng" [bundjalung]; "bulindal" [ngadjon]; "booringal", "goolima";
Race "bellus": "kwilom", "koolema", "moolar"
Porzana
  cinerea
  fluminea
  pusilla
  tabuensis Race "tabuensis": "warradja" (WA)
  Probisciger aterrimus
(Procellaria)
  (aequinoctialis)
  (cinerea)
  (parkinsoni)
  (westlandia)
Procelsterna albivitta [cerulea]
Psephotus
  chrysopterygius "alwal" [Olkola]
  dissimilis
  haematonotus "nginungu" [tjapwurrung]; "linden"
  varius "djookin" (WA), "baadl-baadl"
Pseudobulweria rostrata
Psitteuteles versicolor "wero"
Psophodes
  cristatus
  (nigrogularis) "dading"
  occidentalis "keetado"
  olivaceus "guwan", "jarun" [ngadjon]
Pterodroma
  (baraui)
  (brevipes)
  (cervicalis)
  (cooki)
  (externa)
  gouldi
  (heraldica)
  (incerta)
  inexpectata
  (lessonii)
  (leucoptera)
  (macroptera)
  mollis
  neglecta
  nigripennis
  rostrata
  solandri
Ptilinopus "mooragoo"
  alligator
  magnificus "(gidjuhny) mamugany" [bundjalung]; "bagamu" [ngadjon]
  regina
  superbus
Ptilonorhynchus (see also Sericulus, Chlamydera)
  cerviniventris
  guttata
  maculata "wiidhaa" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]
  nuchalis
  violaceus "jirguluhm", "wamban" [bundjalung]; "guda-balumbaa", "warrgandala" [ngadjon]; "loRitj" [tjapwurrung]
Ptiloris
  magnificus
  paradiseus
  victoriae "duwuduwu"
Ptilotula
  flavescens
  fusca
  keartlandi
  ornata "miamit" (WA)
  penicillata "chickowee"
  plumula Race "plumulus": "bildjart" (SW WA)
Puffinus (see also Ardenna)
  assimilis
  favia
  huttoni
Purnella "bindelong"
  albifrons "koolbekolbon" (WA)
Purpureicephalus spurius "djaryl", "djarrailboordang", "djayop"
Pycnoptilus floccosus
Pygoscelis
  adeliae
  antarctica
  papua
Pyrrholaemus brunneus "beritberit" (WA)

R

Rallina tricolor
Ramsayornis
  fasciatus
  modestus
Recurvirostra novaehollandiae "ngakan-ngakan" [tjapwurrung]; "yadjinkorong" (WA)
Rhipidura
  albiscapa [fuliginosa] Race "albicauda": "koodjinok", "yadoort", "kedjat" (WA)
  dryas
  leucophrys "jitta jitta" [bibbulbum], "jenning-gherrie", "mugana" "tityarokan", "deereereeree", "dhirriirrii" [yuwaalaraay], "dhirridhirri" [gamilaraay]
  phasiana
  rufifrons "buurrujingaa" [ngadjon]
  rufiventris
Rostratula australis "pulukuR" [tjapwurrung]

S

Scenopoeetes dentirostris "wirranba" [ngadjon]
Scythrops novaehollandiae "boggabri" [gamilaraay]; "derang", "duriyang" [bundjalung]; "gurrilngurril" [ngadjon]
Sericornis
  beccarii
  citreogulalis
  frontalis Race "laevigaster": "gubiriyam" [ngadjon];
"binkimom", "kikal" (WA)
  humilis
  (keri)
  (levigaster)
  magnirostris Race "viridior": "jarrgim" [ngadjon]
Sericulus chrysocephalus (see also Chlamydera, Ptilonorhynchus) "nyangga"/"nangga-nangga"/"nyanggar"/"ngadjangah" [eastern bundjalung]
Smicrornis brevirostris "kiderbot" (WA)
Spatula
  rhynchotis "bardoongooba" (WA); "thowla"
Sphecotheres viridis
Stagonopleura "jeeree", "pimpinna"
  bella
  guttata
  oculata "boorin", "dwerdengolngani", "djiri"
Stercorarius
  antarcticus
  longicaudus
  maccormicki
  parasiticus
  pomarinus
Sterna (see also Hydroprogne, Onychoprion, Thalasseus, Sternula)
  albifrons
  anaethetus
  bengalensis
  bergii Race "cristata": "kaldjikang" (WA)
  caspia
  dougallii
  fuscata
  hirundo
  nilotica
  (paradisaea)
  striata
  sumatrana
  (vittata)
Sternula (see also Hydroprogne, Onychoprion, Thalasseus, Sterna)
  albifrons
  nereis
Stictonetta naevosa "paRimakurrk" [tjapwurrung]; "koortgang"
Stiltia isabella (see also Glareola)
Stipiturus
  malachurus Race "polionotum": "tirnwit" [tjapwurrung]
Race "westernensis": "djorrdjilya
*", "djodal*"
  (mallee)
  ruficeps
Stomiopera
  flava
Strepera
  fuliginosa "cur-ow-ung*" [awaba], "kirriwong*" [birbai]
  graculina "cur-ow-ung*" [awaba], "kirriwong*" [birbai]; "jalwahng"/"jalwang"/"jarwang"/"jarwan" [bundjalung]; "kilirn" [tjapwurrung]
  versicolor "cur-ow-ung*" [awaba], "kirriwong*" [birbai], "wati-eri" [ramindjeri], "kiling-kildi" (lower Murray), "koolardi"; Race "plumbea": "djilok", "bela", "bali", "bil", "djabin" (WA)
Struthidea cinerea
Sugomel (see also Certhionyx) "bindelong"
  niger
Sula
  dactylatra
  leucogaster
  sula
Syma torotoro
Symposiarchus (see also Monarch, Carterornis)
  trivirgatus
Synoica (see also Coturnix)
  (Coturnix) chinensis

T

Tachybaptus novaehollandiae "man.garginy" [western bundjalung]; "kumkurnmitj" [tjapwurrung], "kuRanuRa" [eastern djadjawurrung]; "ngoonan" (WA)
Tadorna "banadgee", "barrong", "karani", "toolim" = Duck; "burrawang", "ouyen" = wild duck; "coondaree" = ducks
  radjah "mahdo" ("mardo")
  tadornoides "pitjangRo" [yartwatjali], "pitjan.kuR" [tjapwurrung], "piRap" [western djadjawurrung], "minyilak" [eastern djadjawurrung]; "koorak", "kooraka", "nymarak" (WA); "perna"
Taeniopygia "jeeree", "pimpinna"
  bichenovii
  guttata "nyiri-nyiri", "nyi-nyi", "nanakawi"
Tanysiptera sylvia Race "sylvia": "giragira" [ngadjon]
Thalassarche (see also Diomedea)
  bulleri
  carteri "woolwool" (WA)
  cauta
  (chlororhynchos)
  (chrysostoma)
  (eremita)
  impavida
  melanophris
  (salvini)
  (steadi)
Thalasseus
  bengalensis
  bergii
Thalassoica antarctica
Thinornis
  [Charadrius] rubricollis
Threskiornis "panuni", "wanderriby"
  molucca
  spinicollis "paipan", "murrgumurrgu" [yuwaalaraay, yuwaalayaay]; "jungar*" [western bundjalung]
Todiramphus (see also Ceyx, Alcedo) "noorigoo", "perina"
  macleayii "dingdingin" [eastern bundjalung]
  pyrrhopygia
  sanctus Race "sanctus": "ding-ding" [western bundjalung]; "panpan yatjuk" [tjapwurrung], "taiRing-taiRing" [eastern djadjawurrung]; "koonyenok", "djok" (WA); "rool" (Bird of Death)
  sordidus
Tregellasia
  capito
  leucops
Tribonyx (see also Gallinula)
  mortierii
  ventralis "gulbuwi" [yuwaalaraay]; "ngalyan", "belgarbedjal" (WA)
(Trichodere)
  (cockerelli)
Trichoglossus
  chlorolepidotus
  haematodus "kalingaR" [tjapwurrung]
  rubritorquis
Tringa (see also Actitis)
  [Heteroscelus] brevipes
  [Xenus] cinereus
  (erythropus)
  (flavipes)
  glareola
  (guttifer)
  [Heteroscelus] incana
  (melanoleuca)
  nebularia
  ochropus
  stagnatilis
  (totanus)
Tryngites subruficollis
Turnix
  castanotus
  maculosus
  melanogaster
  (olivii)
  pyrrhothorax
  varius "nip nip" [tjapwurrung]; "boorolom", "moorolom" (WA)
  velox "kooradong" (WA)
Tyto "piltapari"
  alba "birrgala" [ngadjon]; "pokang" [tjapwurrung]; "yondja", "minar" (WA)
  (capensis)
  delicatula
  longimembris
  novehollandiae Race "novaehollandiae": "bina" (WA)
  tenebricosa

U

Upupa epops

V

Vanellus
  miles "baaldarradharra" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay]; "dabe-dabehr" [western bundjalung]; "dilbidilbi" [ngadjon]; "perrit-perrit" [yartwatjali], "pirrit-pirrit" [tjapwurrung], "perrit" [western djadjawurrung], "parritj-parritj" [eastern djadjawurrung]
  tricolor "kilkil" (WA); "kalli-jirr-jirr"

X

Xanthomyza phrygia "yalgan" [western bundjalung]
Xanthotis
  flaviventer
  macleayanus
Xenus cinereus

Z

Zoothera
  heinei
  lunulata
Zosterops
  (citrinellus)
  lateralis Race "chloronotus": "boang", "djoolwedelong"
  luteus

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