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Birds of Australia

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

Latest twitch: 14 Aug. 2018 - Australian Owlet-nightjar at Eulah Creek, NSW; 4 & 5 & 9 & 14 Aug. 2018 - Ground Cuckoo-shrike at Eulah Creek, NSW; 9 & 13 Aug. 2018 - White-backed Swallow near Eulah Creek, NSW; 10 Aug. 2018 - Black-eared Cuckoo at Eulah Creek, NSW

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Bird of the week


Chestnut-quilled
Rock-Pigeon

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
Roseate Tern
Grey Honeyeater
Added 13-14/08/2018
Red-browed Pardalote
Black-chinned Honeyeater
White-browed Babbler
Improved 13/08/2018
Wompoo Fruit-Dove
Improved 06/08/2018
Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon
Purple-crowned Fairy-wren
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater
White-lined Honeyeater
Added 26/07/2018
Superb Fruit-Dove
Papuan Frogmouth
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Improved 09-11/07/2018
Grey Falcon
Rufous-banded Honeyeater
Improved 11/05/2018
Sooty Oystercatcher
Improved 06/05/2018
Collared Sparrowhawk bathing
Added 02/05/2018

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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