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Australian bird habitats: floodplain & floodplain birds

Description of habitat

Australia's most prominent floodplains are found in the tropical north of the country, where abundant rainwater from falls in the wet season floods the low-lying land towards the northern coastline. These floodplains form one particular type of ephemeral wetland. During the wet season these floodplains attract enormous numbers of aquatic birds. During the dry season part of this land will be grassland, the rest will be mudflats. The well-known, densely vegetated billabongs are found further upstream.

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

Floodplain of the East Alligator River meandering northward through Kakadu NP

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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