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Birds of Australia

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

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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
White-streaked Honeyeater
Added 17/07/2024
Golden-shouldered Parrot
Lesser Sooty Owl
Graceful Honeyeater
Yellow Honeyeater
Northern Scrub-robin
Black-backed Butcherbird
Magnificent Riflebird
Trumpet Manucode
Improved 08-19/07/2024
Sarus Crane
Improved 03/07/2024
Red-rumped Parrots feeding on eucalypt flowers
Added 10/06/2024
Great-billed Heron
Improved 07/06/2024
Hudsonian Godwit
Added 03/06/2024
Pale-yellow Robin
Improved 07/05/2024

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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