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Birds of Australia

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

Latest twitch: 18 Feb.-24 May 2020 - Diamond Dove at Eulah Creek, NSW; 27 Apr.-24 May 2020 - Budgerigar at Eulah Creek, NSW

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Blue Bonnet

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
Blue Bonnet
Improved 19/05/2020
Red-chested Button-quail
Crimson Finch
Improved 30/04/2020
Diamond Dove
Improved 19/04/2020
Kentish Plover
Added 28/12/2019
Marbled Frogmouth
Added 20/12/2019
Lewin's Rail
Improved 26/11/2019
Australian Painted Snipe
Improved 19/11/2019
Southern Boobook
Improved 08/11/2019

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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