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Birds in Deriah Aboriginal Area

Welcome sign at the entrance of Deriah Aboriginal Area

In December 2005, Deriah Forest - a former State Forest located on the western fringes of the Nandewar Range, and thus of Mount Kaputar NP (some 30 km East of Narrabri, NSW) - was converted into Deriah Aboriginal Area. The Gamilaraay people are kindly giving the public access to the area, which enables us to go bird-watching there.
NB: Although there are no signs, access to Deriah Aboriginal Area is at present 4WD only.

The following bird species were spotted by us in Deriah Aboriginal Area in the years 2006-2009 and 2013-present. They are listed here in four categories, according to the timing of their sightings. In some cases the categorisation indicates a trend. Bird species that are listed as Vulnerable or Endangered are marked as such.

Deriah Aboriginal Area is listed as a "birding hotspot" on .

Any time of year Spring & summer Autumn & winter Irregular or infrequent
Australian Brush-Turkey E

Brown Quail

Australian Wood Duck

Pacific Black Duck

Australasian Grebe

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Peregrine Falcon

Masked Lapwing

Peaceful Dove

Bar-shouldered Dove

Crested Pigeon

Common Bronzewing


Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Australian King-Parrot

Crimson Rosella

Eastern Rosella

Red-rumped Parrot

Turquoise Parrot V

Tawny Frogmouth

Laughing Kookaburra

Brown Treecreeper V

White-throated Treecreeper

Superb Fairy-wren

Variegated Fairy-wren

Spotted Pardalote

Striated Pardalote N

Western Gerygone N

White-browed Scrubwren

Speckled Warbler V


Yellow Thornbill

Yellow-rumped Thornbill

Brown Thornbill

Chestnut-rumped Thornbill

Buff-rumped Thornbill

Noisy Friarbird

Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

Striped Honeyeater

Noisy Miner

White-eared Honeyeater

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

Brown-headed Honeyeater

Fuscous Honeyeater

White-plumed Honeyeater

Brown Honeyeater

Eastern Yellow Robin

Jacky Winter

Grey-crowned Babbler V

White-browed Babbler N

Golden Whistler

Rufous Whistler

Grey Shrikethrush

Eastern (Crested) Shrike-tit

Varied Sittella V

Restless Flycatcher

Grey Fantail


Willie Wagtail N

Olive-backed Oriole

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

Dusky Woodswallow

Pied Butcherbird

Grey Butcherbird

Australian Magpie

Pied Currawong

Australian Raven

White-winged Chough


Spotted Bowerbird

Double-barred Finch

Red-browed Finch Diamond Firetail V


Welcome Swallow

Pallid Cuckoo

Brush Cuckoo

Channel-billed Cuckoo

Common Koel

White-throated Nightjar

White-throated Needletail

Sacred Kingfisher

Rainbow Bee-eater

White-throated Gerygone

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

Leaden Flycatcher

White-browed Woodswallow

Masked Woodswallow

Fairy Martin

Rufous Songlark

Silvereye N

Little Eagle V

Whistling Kite

Collared Sparrowhawk

Nankeen Kestrel

Painted Button-quail

Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove

Little Lorikeet

Musk Lorikeet


Red-winged Parrot

Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Australian Owlet-nightjar

Southern Boobook

Chestnut-rumped Heathwren

Inland Thornbill

Red Wattlebird

Singing Honeyeater

Lewin's Honeyeater

Eastern Spinebill



Plum-headed Finch

Tree Martin

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Any time of year Spring & summer Autumn & winter Irregular or infrequent