Aust birds    Bird names   News   1-26    Habitats    Key plants    Glossary    Plumage    Nests    Tips    Thumbnails    Gen. info    Sponsors    Photos for sale   
NON-PASSERINES     1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10     11     12     13     14 15     16     17     18     19     20     21     22     23     24     25     26     PASSERINES
Common names sorted alphabetically: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   W   Y  

Birds of Australia

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

Latest twitch: 18-21 Oct. 2017 - Australian Koel at Narrabri, NSW, and at at Eulah Creek, NSW

Species Photos Thumbnails Audio Breeding info
560 555 553 280 202

Bird of the week


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
Brown-headed Honeyeater
Improved 24/09/2017
Improved 12/09/2017
Yellow Oriole
Improved 03/09/2017
Grey-tailed Tattler
Improved 21/08/2017
Brown Thornbill
Varied Sittella
Improved 18/08/2017
Large-tailed Nightjar
Added 10/08/2017
Red-capped Plover
Improved 10/08/2017
Little Grassbird
Improved 08/08/2017
Torresian Crow
Improved 03/08/2017
Black Falcon
Improved 05/07/2017

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.

Would you like to contribute photos or sound recordings to this site?
If interested, please CLICK HERE. Credits to contributors are given HERE.