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Birds of Australia

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

Latest twitch: 5 June 2020 - present: Diamond Dove at Eulah Creek, NSW

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Bird of the week

Spotted Crake

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
Rainbow Pitta
Improved 21/10/2020
Australian Spotted Crake
Improved 15/10/2020
Southern Boobook
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Little Kingfisher
Noisy Pitta
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher
White-browed Robin
Little Shrike-thrush
Black-throated Finch
Zitting Cisticola
Improved 30/09-07/10/2020
Soft-plumaged Petrel
Improved 17/09/2020
Improved 25/08/2020
Northern Shrike-tit
Added 23/08/2020

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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