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Birds of Australia

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

Latest twitch: 5 June 2020 - present: Diamond Dove at Eulah Creek, NSW

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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
Soft-plumaged Petrel
Improved 17/09/2020
Improved 25/08/2020
Northern Shrike-tit
Added 23/08/2020
Banded Fruit-Dove
Australian Masked Owl
Added 06-07/08/2020
Improved 03/08/2020
Citrine Wagtail
Added 31/07/2020
White-throated Honeyeater
Improved 22/07/2020
Added 25/06/2020
Brush Bronzewing
Improved 20/06/2020
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
Added 14/06/2020
Rufous Owl
Improved 26/05/2020

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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