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Birds of Australia

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

Latest twitch: 15 Jan. 2021 - Stubble Quail at Eulah Creek, NSW

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Bird of the week

Adelie Penguin

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
Southern Emu-wren
Improved 11/01/2021
Common Bronzewing calling
Diamond Dove calling
Added 20/12/2020
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
Forest Kingfisher
Improved 19/11/2020
Pacific Baza
Improved 13/11/2020
Long-tailed Jaeger
Added 12/11/2020
Striated Heron
Improved 10/11/2020
Rainbow Pitta
Improved 21/10/2020
Australian Spotted Crake
Improved 15/10/2020

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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