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Birds of Australia

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

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Nankeen Kestrel

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
Yellow Chat
Added 11/04/2021
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Improved 30/03/2021
Australian Bustard courtship behaviour
Added 23/03/2021
Northern Shrike-tit
Improved 23/03/2021
Gouldian Finch
Improved 21/03/2021
Spotted Harrier interacting with others
Added 11/03/2021
Western Gerygone feeding chick and keeping nest clean
Added 17/01/2021
Southern Emu-wren
Improved 11/01/2021

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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