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Birds of Australia

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

Latest twitch: 9 Dec. 2017 - White-throated Nightjar and White-throated Needletail in Timmallallie NP, 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 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
Aleutian Tern
Added 13/12/2017
Pale-headed Rosella
Rainbow Lorikeet
Lewin's Honeyeater
Improved 13-14/12/2017
Australian Koel
Pheasant Coucal
Yellow Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Improved 08-11/12/2017
Spotted Whistling-Duck
Squatter Pigeon
Brown-backed Honeyeater
Golden Bowerbird
Added 06/12/2017
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Improved 24/11/2017
Scaly-brested Lorikeet
Improved 21/11/2017
Wonga Pigeon
Improved 16/11/2017

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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