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Birds of Australia

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

Latest twitch: 4 Dec. 2019 - Eastern Barn Owl near Eulah Creek, NSW; 4 Dec. 2019 - Black-eared Cuckoo near Eulah Creek, NSW; 1 Dec. 2019 - Australian Koel at Eulah Creek, NSW

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Bird of the week


Lewin's Rail

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
Lewin's Rail
Improved 26/11/2019
Australian Painted Snipe
Improved 19/11/2019
Southern Boobook
Improved 08/11/2019
White-browed Robin
Added 11/10/2019
Letter-winged Kite
Improved 10/10/2019
Silver Gull
Improved 22/09/2019
Eastern Rosella
Improved 06/09/2019
Yellow-legged Flycatcher
Added 02/09/2019
Golden-shouldered Parrot
Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Kingfisher
Black-backed Butcherbird
Silver-backed Butcherbird
Added 20-22/08/2019

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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