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Australian bird habitats: billabong

Aboriginal names: "warrambul" [gamilaraay], "nimala"

Description of habitat

Billabong is a commonly used name for lagoons in tropical rivers of Australia, i.e. areas that stay wet when other parts of the rivers fall dry. They are often covered with water lilies and lined with reeds, providing ideal habitats for many aquatic birds. Billabongs often also have pandanus on their fringes.

Bird species found in this type of habitat or plant

This is not necessarily a complete list. We display here some examples of bird species found by us in this kind of habitat or plant. Hover your cursor on thumbnails to see names of species; click on thumbnail to go to the page describing the species.

Photos

Example of a billabong; this one is located in Arnhemland, NT, to the East of Kakadu NP

Different billabong; this one is located in Kakadu NP, NT; in this area a White-bellied Sea-Eagle was spotted

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