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Birds of Australia

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

Latest twitch: 29 May 2017 - Budgerigar at Eulah Creek, NSW; 28 May 2017 - Plum-headed Finches at Eulah Creek, NSW; 23 May 2017 - Ground Cuckoo-shrikes at Eulah Creek, NSW

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Bird of the week


Rose-crowned
Fruit-Dove

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
Northern Fantail
Improved 29/05/2017
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
Improved 25/05/2017
Western Yellow Robin
Improved 20/03/2017
Oriental Cuckoo
Added 13/03/2017
Yellow Thornbill
Varied Triller
Improved 30/01/2017
Pomarine Jaeger
Added 28/01/2017
Channel-billed Cuckoo
Variegated Fairy-wren
Large-billed Scrubwren
Spangled Drongo
Satin Bowerbird
Improved 28/01/2017
Pale-vented Bush-hen
Arctic Jaeger
Added 15/01/2017

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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