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Flightless and Ground Birds Found In Australia

List of Australian Flightless and Ground Birds

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Flightless Birds

Australian CassowaryCASSOWARY

Photo Robert Wilson

Ground Birds and Wild Fowl

Australian Brush TurkeyBRUSH-TURKEY

Photo Lyle Stacpoole

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List of Flightless Birds of Australia

FLIGHTLESS BIRDS PHOTOS AND DATA

• Cassowary

• Emu [E]

Penguins

• Adelie Penguin [V]

• Chinstrap Penguin [V]

• Emperor Penguin [V]

• Erect-crested Penguin [V]

• Fiordland Penguin [V]

• King Penguin [V]

• Little [Fairy] Penguin

• Macaroni Penguin [V]

• Rockhopper Penguin [V]

• Royal Penguin [V]

Ground Dwelling Birds of Australia

Ground dwellers can generally fly very short distances when necessary to escape predators so are not specifically 'flightless' birds. Most hatch their eggs in dug-outs and use built up mounds to incubate the eggs.

List of Ground Dwelling Birds of Australia

GROUND BIRDS PHOTOS AND DATA

Wild Fowl

• Australian brush-turkey [E]

• Australian Bustard

• Helmeted Guinea Fowl

• Indian Peafowl

• Malleefowl [E]

• Orange-footed Scrubfowl

• Lord Howe Woodhen

Lyrebirds

• Albert's Lyrebird [E]

• Superb Lyrebird [E]

Bowerbirds

• Fawn-breasted Bowerbird

• Golden Bowerbird [E]

• Great Bowerbird [E]

• Regent Bowerbird [E]

• Satin bowerbird [E]

• Spotted Bowerbird [E]

• Tooth-billed Bowerbird

• Western Bowerbird [E]

Bristlebirds

• Eastern Bristlebird

• Rufous Bristlebird

• Western Bristlebird

 
Scrubbirds

• Noisy Scrubbird

• Rufous Scrubbird

 

• Australian logrunner

 

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Data Abbreviations Legend

Origin

E - Endemic

R - Resident

M - Migratory

V - Vagrant

Size; in length

L:230-400mm

Location     - SEE BIRD MAP

A - All Australia

CY - Cape York

QT - Queensland Wet Tropics

CC - Central Channel Country

EA - Eastern Australia

SE - South Eastern Australia

T - Tasmania

CD - Central/Southern Deserts

SW - South of Western Australia

NW - North West Australia