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Birds of Australia

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

Latest twitch: 16 Jan. 2022 - Curlew Sandpiper at Goran Lake, 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
Little Penguin
Cape Barren Goose
Green Rosella
Large-tailed Nightjar
Yellow Wattlebird
Black Currawong
Improved 04-08/10/2021
Purple-backed Fairy-wren
Eastern Spinebill
Improved 29/09/2021
Grey-faced Petrel
Added 25/09/2021
Eastern (Crested) Shrike-tit
Improved 22/09/2021
Common Diving-Petrel
Southern Royal Albatross
Northern Royal Albatross
Added 12-14/09/2021
Shy Albatross
Improved 09/09/2021

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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