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Birds of Australia

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

Latest twitch: 22 July 2018 - Superb Parrot near Burren Junction, NSW; 21 July 2018 - Ground Cuckoo-shrike at Eulah Creek, NSW

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Bird of the week

Mottled Petrel

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
Mangrove Grey Fantail
Improved 18/07/2019
Striated Thornbill
Improved 17/07/2019
Red-capped Plover
Mulga Parrot
Hall's Babbler
Improved 23-27/06/2019
Spotted Nightjar
Added 22/06/2019
Cinnamon Quail-thrush
Added 10/06/2019
Mottled Petrel
Sooty Shearwater
Added 05/05/2019
Regent Parrot
Added 28/04/2019
Western Whistler
Added 23/04/2019

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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