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Birds of Australia

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

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Slender-billed
Thornbill

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
Great Crested Grebe
parental care

Added 22/11/2022
Fuscous Honeyeater
Eastern Whipbird
Improved 16/11/2022
Purple-crowned Lorikeet
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren
Dusky Grasswren
Rufous Fieldwren
Slender-billed Thornbill
Chestnut-breasted Whiteface
Added 29/10-13/11/2022
Rufous Treecreeper
Splendid Fairy-wren
Improved 03/11/2022
Australian Pelican
New Holland Honeyeater
Improved 01-02/11/2022
Swamp Harrier
Improved 16/10/2022

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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