About Australian Birds

- an Australia My Land Project

New Holland Honeyeater - photo Scott Phillipe

Wedge Tailed Eagle at Renmark SA - photo Glenn Budd

Western Spinebill Mount Barker WA - photo Lyle Stacpoole

Australiasian Darter Lake Peel Mandurah WA - photo Lyle Stacpoole

Silver Gulls and Pelican Hawkesbury River Brooklyn NSW - photo Lyle Stacpoole

About Australian Birds

A Continent Varied In Land And Bird Life

We are a new website featuring Australian Birds and though there are many already online we hope to make it easier for our visitors to find and identify the more common birds of the country and hopefully some of the more 'exotic' ones as well.

Our work centers around the website building expertise of two of our members and the photographic exploits of some very professional photographers as well as some rather decent shots from our amateur friends as well. Gotta love digital photography!

Indentify Australian Birds

We are putting together a website with specific lists of the groups of Australian Birds by types and species. By grouping the birds the way we have designed the site we hope it will be easier to Find Australian Birds.

A growing number of photos and data will also help our visitors understand the great variety and groups of birds in Australia.

WE HAVE PUT THIS SITE ONLINE 13 NOVEMBER 2020; SO THERE IS MORE CONTENT AND PHOTOS TO ADD YET

Lists Of Australian Birds

LIST OF AUSTRALIAN SMALL BUSH BIRDS

LIST OF AUSTRALIAN LARGER BUSH BIRDS

LIST OF AUSTRALIAN WATER BIRDS

LIST OF AUSTRALIAN SHORE OR BEACH BIRDS

LIST OF AUSTRALIAN SEA BIRDS

LIST OF AUSTRALIAN PARROTS

LIST OF AUSTRALIAN BIRDS OF PREY

LIST OF AUSTRALIAN FLIGHTLESS AND GROUND BIRDS

LIST OF AUSTRALIAN MIGRATORY BIRDS

Types of Birds Found in Australia

Endemic Birds

Endemic Bird species are those known to occur naturally within one country only.

Resident Birds

Resident Birds are those that have both their major feeding habitat and breeding habitat in the same area. A Resident Bird is different to an Endemic Bird in that the same bird species may be found in different countries, eg Pelican.

Migratory Birds

Migratory Birds are those that fly often large distances from their breeding habitat, mostly in the Northern Hemisphere's summer, to their major feeding habitat in the warmer Southern Hemisphere's summer.

Most birds that migrate to Australia and New Zealand are Shore Birds like some plovers, sandpipers, stints, godwits, curlews, snipes and the Eurasian Whimbrel.

Vagrant Birds

Vagrant Birds are usually Migratory Birds which have migrated to Australia for any number of reasons still not fully understood.

An example of a Vagrant Migratory Bird is the Hudsonian Godwit which usually breeds in North America and Alaska and migrates to South America but has been seen in Australia at times.

The Birds in the Banner

New Holland Honeyeater: Small Bush Bird found in the southern half of Australia in forests and gardens, mainly where there are banksias and grevilleas.

Wedgetailed Eagle: Bird of Prey resident of all of Australia and southern New Guinea it is the largest bird of prey in the region.

The Western Spinebill: Small Bush Bird found only in the south of Western Australia.

Australasian Darter: Australian Shore or Beach Bird can be found all over Australia with a variety of distribution of the same general colours.

Silver Gulls: Shore or Beach Bird common throughout the sea regions and some inland waterways of Australia.

Pelican: Australian Water Bird common throughout the sea regions and all waterways of Australia.

 

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