Aves - Birds

List of common names

Pictures by Pam Cocks.


Honeyeaters,  Small colourful birds,  Small brown birds,   Apostlebird, Bowerbird, Turkeys, Curlew  Freshwater birds,  Crows, Magpies, Currawong, Peewee,   Birds of Prey,  Myna,  Corella, Cockatoo, Lorikeet, Parrots,   Cuckoos,  Shore birds,  Doves, Pigeons,  Large birds,   Swallows, Woodswallows, Martin,  Kingfishers,  Figbird, Oriole,  Fantails and Flycatcher,   Cuckoos,  

Honeyeaters

Small colourful birds eg. Finches, Wrens

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Small brown birds

Apostlebird, Bowerbird, Turkeys, Curlew, Bustard

Freshwater Birds

Crows, Magpies, Currawong, Peewee

Black-backed Magpie
Cracticus tibicen

Crow
Corvus sp.

Black-backed Magpie
Gymnorhina tibicen

Crow
Corvus sp.

Birds of Prey

Black Kite
Milvus migrans

Brown Falcon
Falco Berigora

Brown Goshawk
Accipter fasciatus

Collared Sparrowhawk
Accipiter cirrhocephalus

Myna

Common Myna
Acridotheres tristis

Corella, Cockatoo, Lorikeet, Parrots

Corella, Little
Cacatua sanguinea

Cuckoos

Channel-billed Cuckoo
Scythrops novaehollandiae

Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Cuculus pyrrhophanus

Eastern Koel
Eudynamys orientalis

Shore Birds

Curlew, Eastern
Numenius madagascariense

Mangrove Heron
Butorides striatus

Doves, Pigeons

Bar-shouldered Dove
Geopelia humeralis

Peaceful Dove
Geopelia striata

Spotted Dove
Spilopelia chinensis

Large Birds

Emu
Dromaius novaehollandiae

Brolga

Bustard

Brush Turkey
Alectura lathami

Swallows, Woodswallows, Martins

Fairy Martin
Petrochelidon ariel

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Kingfishers

Kookaburra
Dacelo novaeguineae

Forrest Kingfisher
Halycon macleayii

Sacred Kingfisher
Todiramphus sanctus

Figbird, Oriole

Australasian Figbird
Sphecotheres viridis

Fantails and Flycatcher

Grey Fantail
Rhipidura fulginosa

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Little Black Cormorant

Phalacrocorax sulcirostris

Magpie Geese

Magpie-lark

Grallina cyanoleuca

   
         
 
Masked Lapwing

Vanellus miles

Monarch Flycatcher, Black-faced

Monarcha melanopsis

Monarch Flycatcher, Spectacled

Monarcha trivirgatus

 

         
   
Nankeen Kestrel

Falco cenchroides

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Oystercatcher, Sooty

Haematopus fulinosus

   
         
 

Peafowl

Pavo christas

Pelican

Pelicanus conspicillatus

Pheasant Coucal

Centropus phasianinus

Pied Butcherbird

Cracticus nigrogularis

 
         
   

Pigeon, Squatter

Petrophasa scripta

Pigeon, Torresian Imperial

Ducula spilorrhoa

Plover, Red-capped

Charadrius ruficapillus

   
         
 
Rainbow Bee-eater

Merops ornatus

Rainbow Lorikeet

Trichoglossus haematodes

 

Raven, Australian

Corvus coronoides

Red-backed Wren

Malurus melanocephalus

 
         
 
Red-browed Firetail Finch

Aegintha temporalis

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus magnificus

Royal Spoonbill

Platalea regia

Yellow-billed Spoonbill

Platalea flavipes

 
         
 

Rufous Fantail

Rhipidura rufifrons

Rufous Shrike-thrush

Colluricinda megarhyncha

Spotted Nightjar

Eurostopodus guttatus

Sacred Kingfisher

Halycyon sancta

 
         
   

Satin Flycatcher

Myiagra cyanoleuca

 

Silver Gull

Larus novaehollandiae

Southern Boobook Owl

Ninox novaeseelandiae

 
         
     

Spangled Drongo

Dicrurus megarhynchus

   

Striated Pardalote

Pardalotus striatus

 
         
   
  Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Cacatua galerita

Sunbird

Nectarinia jugularis

Tern, Caspian

Hydroprogne caspia

 
         
   

Tern, Common

Sterna hirundo

Varied Triller

Lalage leucomela

 

Yellow Robin

Eopsaltria australis

 
         
 

Welcome Swallow

Hirundo neoxena

Whistling Kite

Haliastur sphenurus

White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike

Coracina papuensis

White-breasted Sea Eagle

Haliaeetus leucogaster