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Birds of Australia

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

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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 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
Rufous Shrike-thrush
Improved 05/12/2023
Varied Sittella
Improved 03/12/2023
Spotted Pardalote
Improved 22/11/2023
White-throated Treecreeper
Improved 17/11/2023
Pied Currawong
Improved 09/11/2023
Rufous Owl
Improved 04/11/2023
Red-cheeked Parrot
Added 01/11/2023
Brown Cuckoo-Dove
Improved 17/10/2023
Palm Cockatoo
Improved 13/09/2023
Masked Finch
Improved 03/09/2023
Eungella Honeyeater
Improved 31/08/2023

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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