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Australian Birds

Australia is a fantastic place for birding with hundreds of birds only found here from Emus down to the tiny Weebill. As well as many varied land habitats, the surrounding oceans have a great range of pelagic birds, such as petrels and albatrosses.
We've now left Australia to return to the UK, so the update on 24/12/2012 is likely to be the last for some time.
 

Last updated: 24/12/2012: 12 new species and 5 updated

Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Sydney.

A  
Apostlebird
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Atherton Scrubwren
 
Australasian Bittern
  new 24/12/2012
Australasian Darter
 
Australasian Figbird
 
Australasian Gannet
  updated 17/10/2012
Australasian Grebe
  updated 17/10/2012
Australian Brush-turkey
 
Australian Bustard
 
Australian Crake
 
Australian Magpie
 
Australian Owlet-nightjar
 
Australian Pelican
 
Australian Raven
 
Australian Reed Warbler
  new 24/12/2012
Australian Ringneck
 
Australian White Ibis
 
Australian Wood Duck
 
 
B
  
Baillon's Crake
 
Barred Cuckoo-shrike
 
Bar-tailed Godwit
 
Bar-shouldered Dove
 
Baudin's Black-cockatoo
  new 24/12/2012
Beautiful Firetail
 
Black-browed Albatross
 
Black Butcherbird
 
Black-faced Cormorant
 
Black-fronted Dotterel
 
Black Swan
 
Black-winged Stilt
 
Blue-winged Kookaburra
 
Bridled Tern
 
Broad-billed Sandpiper
 
Brolga
 
Brown Cuckoo-dove
 
Brown Falcon
 
Brown Honeyeater
 
Brown Skua
  updated 17/10/2012
Brown Thornbill
 
Brush Bronzewing
  new 24/12/2012
Budgerigar
 
Buff-banded Rail
 
Buller's Albatross
  updated 17/10/2012
Bush Stone-curlew
 
 
C
  
Campbell Albatross
  updated 17/10/2012
Cape Petrel
  new 17/10/2012
Carnaby's Black-cockatoo
  new 24/12/2012
Caspian Tern
 
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren
 
Chestnut Teal
 
Common Blackbird
 
Common Bronzewing
 
Common Greenshank
 
Common Myna
 
Common Starling
 
Crested Pigeon
  updated 21/10/2012
Crimson Rosella
 
 
D
  
Dusky Moorhen
 
 
E
  
Eastern Curlew
 
Eastern Koel
 
Eastern Osprey
 
Eastern Reef Egret
 
Eastern Rosella
 
Eastern Yellow Robin
 
Emerald Ground-dove
 
Emu
 
Eurasian Coot
 
 
F
  
Fairy Prion
  new 17/10/2012
Flesh-footed Shearwater
 
Fluttering Shearwater
 
 
G
  
Galah
 
Golden-headed Cisticola
 
Great Cormorant
 
Great Egret
  updated 24/12/2012
Greater Sand Plover
 
Great Knot
 
Great-winged Petrel
 
Greater Crested Tern
 
Grey Butcherbird
 
Grey Currawong
  new 24/12/2012
Grey Fantail
 
Grey Shrike-thrush
 
Grey-tailed Tattler
 
Grey Teal
 
Gull-billed Tern
 
 
H
  
Hardhead
 
Helmeted Friarbird
 
Hoary-headed Grebe
 
House Sparrow
 
 
I
  
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross
 
Intermediate Egret
 
 
J
  
Jacky Winter
  updated 24/12/2012
 
K
  
Kelp Gull
 
 
L
  
Laughing Kookaburra
 
Leaden Flycatcher
 
Lesser Sand Plover
 
Lewin's Honeyeater
 
Little Black Cormorant
 
Little Corella
 
Little Egret
 
Little Grassbird
 
Little Pied Cormorant
 
Little Raven
 
Little Wattlebird
  updated 21/10/2012
Long-billed Corella
 
 
M
  
Macleay's Honeyeater
 
Magpie Goose
 
Magpie-lark
 
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
 
Mangrove Robin
 
Masked Lapwing
 
Masked Woodswallow
 
Musk Lorikeet
 
 
N
  
Nankeen Kestrel
 
New Holland Honeyeater
 
Noisy Friarbird
 
Noisy Miner
 
Northern Giant Petrel
  updated 17/10/2012
Nutmeg Mannikin
 
 
O
  
Olive-backed Sunbird
 
Orange-footed Scrubfowl
 
 
P
  
Pacific Black Duck
 
Pacific Golden Plover
 
Pacific Gull
 
Pale-yellow Robin
 
Pallid Cuckoo
  new 24/12/2012
Peaceful Dove
 
Pied Butcherbird
 
Pied Cormorant
 
Pied Currawong
 
Pied Oystercatcher
 
Pomarine Skua
 
Powerful Owl
 
Purple-crowned Lorikeet
  new 24/12/2012
Purple Swamphen
  updated 17/10/2012
 
R
  
Radjah Shelduck
 
Rainbow Bee-eater
 
Rainbow Lorikeet
 
Red-necked Stint
 
Red-rumped Parrot
 
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
  updated 24/12/2012
Red Wattlebird
 
Red-winged Fairywren
  new 24/12/2012
Royal Spoonbill
 
Rufous Songlark
 
Rufous Treecreeper
  new 24/12/2012
 
S
  
Satin Bowerbird
 
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
 
Scarlet Robin
  new 24/12/2012
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
 
Shy Albatross
 
Silvereye
  updated 24/12/2012
Silver Gull
 
Southern Boobook
 
Southern Cassowary
 
Southern Giant Petrel
 
Sooty Oystercatcher
  updated 21/10/2012
Sooty Shearwater
  new 17/10/2012
Spectacled Monarch
 
Spinifex Pigeon
 
Spotted Catbird
 
Spotted Turtle Dove
 
Squatter Pigeon
 
Straw-necked Ibis
 
Striated Heron
 
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
 
Superb Fairy-wren
 
Superb Lyrebird
 
Swift Parrot
 
 
T
  
Tawny Frogmouth
 
Terek Sandpiper
 
Torresian Imperial Pigeon
 
Tree Martin
  new 21/10/2012
 
V
  
Varied Honeyeater
 
Varied Sittella
 
Varied Triller
 
Variegated Fairy-wren
 
Victoria's Riflebird
 
 
W
  
Wandering Albatross
  updated 17/10/2012
Wedge-tailed Shearwater
 
Welcome Swallow
 
Whimbrel
 
Whiskered Tern
  new 24/12/2012
Whistling Kite
 
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
 
White-bellied Sea-eagle
 
White-breasted Woodswallow
 
White-browed Scrubwren
  updated 24/12/2012
White-cheeked Honeyeater
 
White-faced Heron
 
White-throated Treecreeper
 
White-winged Chough
 
Willie Wagtail
 
Wonga Pigeon
 
 
Y
  
Yellow Honeyeater
 
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
 
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater
 
Yellow-throated Miner
 
 
Z
  
Zebra Finch
 
 

 

References

K. Simpson and N. Day, The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, 2004.
P. Slater, P. Slater and R. Slater, The Slater Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, 2009.
G. Pizzey and F. Knight, Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, 2004.
M. Morcombe, Field Guide to Australian Birds, 2003.
L. Svensson, K. Mullarney, D. Zetterström and P. J. Grant, Collins Bird Guide, 1st edition, 1999.
Birds In Back Yards - Very informative site on many of the species of Australia.
BirdFourm Opus - Online encyclopedia written by the members of BirdForum.net.
Birdlife - International organisation of bird groups which documents bird species and their threats.
www.wikipedia.org