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Birds of Australia

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

Latest twitch: 20 Jan. 2019 - White-throated Needletail at Eulah Creek, NSW; 19 Jan. 2019 - Pallid Cuckoo at Eulah Creek, NSW, and Spotted Quail-thrush in Mt. Kaputar NP, NSW

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Bird of the week

Little Curlew

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
Long-toed Stint
Eastern Ground Parrot
Added 03-07/01/2019
Papuan Frogmouth
Helmeted Friarbird
Brown-backed Honeyeater
Mangrove Robin
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher
Shining Flycatcher
Improved 12-14/12/2018
Hooded Plover
Little Tern
Improved 21/12/2018
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon
Elegant Parrot
Noisy Pitta
Purple-crowned Fairy-wren
Fairy Gerygone
Large-billed Scrubwren
Spectacled Monarch
Black-throated Finch
Improved 01-09/12/2018

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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