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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 steadily growing account of sightings, photography and audio recordings of Australian birds. The scientific, common and Aboriginal names of all bird species presented here are listed in an INDEX. The structure of the bird pages is explained here. 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
Grey Falcon
Rufous-banded Honeyeater
Improved 11/05/2018
Sooty Oystercatcher
Improved 06/05/2018
Collared Sparrowhawk bathing
Added 02/05/2018
Tahiti Petrel
Kermadec Petrel
Providence Petrel
White-faced Storm-Petrel
Coral Sea Storm-Petrel
Added 23-28/04/2018
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Improved 23/04/2018
White-quilled Rock-Pigeon
Pictorella Mannikin
Added 12/04/2018
Yellow-throated Miner
Improved 12/04/2018
Western Bristlebird
Added 03/03/2018

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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