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Birds of Australia

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

Latest twitch: 3 Oct. 2022 - White-backed Swallow at Mt. Kaputar NP; 2 Oct. 2022 - White-throated Gerygone at Eulah Creek, NSW; 1 Oct. 2022 - Ground Cuckoo-shrike 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
Letter-winged Kite
Improved 26/09/2022
Black-faced Woodswallow
Improved 25/09/2022
Australian Pratincole
Improved 23/09/2022
Splendid Fairy-wren
Improved 15/09/2022
Whistling Kites breeding
in autumn/winter

Added 09/08/2022
Musk Lorikeets
socializing and mating

Added 24/07/2022
Australian Hobby
Improved 11/07/2022
Brahminy Kite
Improved 01/07/2022
Thick-billed Grasswren
Western Grasswren
Added 22-25/06/2022

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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