We present our image index, providing quick links to our current listing of bird species, found in Australia. We like to thank the many contributors, who have shared their insights and photographs to our section on the class Aves.

Click on the thumbnail images to go to the page on each species of bird…

Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea)
Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea)
Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)
Male Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)
Australasian Figbird (Sphecotheres vieilloti)
Australasian Figbird (Sphecotheres vieilloti)
Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator)
Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator)
Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)
Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)
Australasian Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae)
Australasian Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae)

Australasian Robins

Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)
Australasian Robins
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis), O'Reilly, Lamington National Park, QLD © Dorothy Latimer
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)
Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea)
Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea)
Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii)
Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii)
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)

Australasian Wrens

Dusky Grasswren (Amytornis purnelli)
Australasian Wrens
Dusky Grasswren (Amytornis purnelli)
Dusky Grasswren (Amytornis purnelli)
Purple-backed Fairywren (Malurus assimilis)
Purple-backed Fairywren (Malurus assimilis)
Red-backed Fairywren (Malurus melanocephalus)
Red-backed Fairywren (Malurus melanocephalus)
Southern Emu-wren © Dorothy L
Southern Emu-wren (Stipiturus malachurus)
Splendid Fairy-wren (Malurus splendens)
Splendid Fairy-wren (Malurus splendens)
Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus), Adelaide Hills SA © Marianne Broug
Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus)
Variegated Fairywren (Malurus lamberti)
Variegated Fairywren (Malurus lamberti)
White-winged Fairywren (Malurus leucopterus)
White-winged Fairywren (Malurus leucopterus)

Australian Babblers

Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis)
Australian Babblers
Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis)
Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis)
White-browed Babbler (Pomatostomus superciliosus)
White-browed Babbler (Pomatostomus superciliosus)

Australian Chats

Orange Chat (Epthianura aurifrons), Alice Springs Desert Park
Australian Chats
Crimson Chat (Epthianura tricolor)
Crimson Chat (Epthianura tricolor)
Orange Chat (Epthianura aurifrons)
Orange Chat (Epthianura aurifrons)
White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)
White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis)
Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis)
Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) © Dorothy Latimer
Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)
Black Swan with Australian Pelicans, 2 Mile, West MacDonnell Ranges
Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)
Australian Pratincole (Stiltia isabella), Alice Springs NT
Australian Pratincole (Stiltia isabella)
Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca), Hyde Park, Sydney NSW
Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca)
Australasian Shoveler (Spatula rhynchotis), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, NT © Dorothy Latimer
Australasian Shoveler (Spatula rhynchotis)
Bassian thrush (Zoothera lunulata)
Bassian thrush (Zoothera lunulata)
Black-faced Woodswallow (Artamus cinereus)
Black-faced Woodswallow (Artamus cinereus)
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)

Bowerbirds

Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)
Bowerbirds
Great Bowerbird (Chlamydera nuchalis)
Great Bowerbird (Chlamydera nuchalis)
Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris)
Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris)
Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus chrysocephalus), O'Reilly, Lamington National Park, QLD © Dorothy Latimer
Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus chrysocephalus)
Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)
Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)
Western Bowerbird bower courtship
Western Bowerbird (Chlamydera guttata)

Dancing Brolga (Antigone rubicunda)
Brolga (Antigone rubicunda)
Male Brown Songlark (Cincloramphus cruralis)
Brown Songlark (Cincloramphus cruralis)
Channel-billed Cuckoo (Scythrops novaehollandiae), Alice Springs NT © Dorothy Latimer
Channel-billed Cuckoo (Scythrops novaehollandiae)
Cinnamon Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma cinnamomeum), Central Australia
Cinnamon Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma cinnamomeum)

Cormorants

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), Redbank Waterhole NT © Dorothy Latimer
Cormorants
Black-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscescens)
Black-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscescens)
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), Redbank Waterhole NT © Dorothy Latimer
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

Cuckooshrikes and Allies

Ground Cuckooshrike (Coracina maxima), Santa Teresa Rd, Alice Springs NT © Dorothy Latimer
Cuckooshrikes and Allies
Black-faced Cuckooshrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)
Black-faced Cuckooshrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)
Ground Cuckooshrike (Coracina maxima), Santa Teresa Rd, Alice Springs NT © Dorothy Latimer
Ground Cuckooshrike (Coracina maxima

Dotterels Lapwings Plovers

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva)
Dotterels Lapwings Plovers
Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor)
Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor)
Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops)
Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops)
Oriental Plover (Charadrius veredus)
Oriental Plover (Charadrius veredus)

Doves & Pigeons

Spinifex Pigeon (Geophaps plumifera) at Kings Canyon © 2006 Greg Sully
Doves & Pigeons
Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera), Central Australia
Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera)
Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes), sth of Larrimah, NT
Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes)
Diamond Dove (Geopelia cuneata)
Diamond Dove (Geopelia cuneata)
Male Flock Bronzewing (Phaps histrionica) at Alice Springs Sewage Ponds NT © Dorothy Latimer
Flock Bronzewing (Phaps histrionica)
Spinifex Pigeon (Geophaps plumifera), Kings Canyon
Spinifex Pigeon (Geophaps plumifera)
Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis) © Dorothy Latimer
Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis)

Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae), Alice Springs Desert Park
Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)
Fairy Martin (Petrochelidon ariel), Alice Springs, NT
Fairy Martin (Petrochelidon ariel)

Finches

Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata) and Longtail Finch (Poephila acuticauda)
Finches
Beautiful Firetail (Stagonopleura bella)
Beautiful Firetail (Stagonopleura bella)
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Lonchura castaneothorax)
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Lonchura castaneothorax)
Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton)
Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton)
Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata)
Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata)
Double-barred Finch (Stizoptera bichenovii)
Double-barred Finch (Stizoptera bichenovii)
European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)
European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)
European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
Gouldian Finch (Chloebia gouldiae)
Gouldian Finch (Chloebia gouldiae)
Long-tailed Finch (Poephila acuticauda hecki)
Long-tailed Finch (Poephila acuticauda hecki)
Masked Finch (Poephila personata)
Masked Finch (Poephila personata)
Painted Finch (Emblema pictum)
Painted Finch (Emblema pictum)
Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata), Kunoth Bore, NT
Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata)

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa)
Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa)
Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa)
Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa)
Grey Teal (Anas gracilis)
Grey Teal (Anas gracilis)

Honeyeaters

New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)
Honeyeaters
Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis)
Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis)
Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)
Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)
Brown-headed Honeyeater (Melithreptus brevirostris)
Brown-headed Honeyeater (Melithreptus brevirostris)
Crescent Honeyeater (Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus)
Crescent Honeyeater (Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus)
Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris)
Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris)
Grey-fronted Honeyeater (Ptilotula plumula)
Grey-fronted Honeyeater (Ptilotula plumula)
Grey-headed Honeyeater (Ptilotula keartlandi)
Grey-headed Honeyeater (Ptilotula keartlandi)
New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)
New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)
Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)
Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)
Pied Honeyeater (Certhionyx variegatus), Alice Springs Desert Park, NT
Pied Honeyeater (Certhionyx variegatus)
Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata)
Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata)
Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta)
Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta)
Singing Honeyeater (Gavicalis virescens), Alice Springs NT © Dorothy Latimer
Singing Honeyeater (Gavicalis virescens)
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis)
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis)
White-plumed Honeyeater (Ptilotula penicillata)
White-plumed Honeyeater (Ptilotula penicillata)
Yellow-throated Miner (Manorina flavigula)
Yellow-throated Miner (Manorina flavigula)
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (Ptilotula flavescens)
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (Ptilotula flavescens)
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops)
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops)

Kingfishers

Sacred Kingfisher at Vatu Sanctuary, Alice Springs
Kingfishers
Azure Kingfisher © Dorothy L
Azure Kingfisher (Ceyx azureus)
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii)
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii)
Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii)
Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii)
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Red-backed Kingfisher (Todiramphus pyrrhopygius), Santa Teresa Road, NT
Red-backed Kingfisher (Todiramphus pyrrhopygius)
Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus), Alice Springs Desert Park, NT
Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus)
Torresian Kingfisher (Todiramphus sordidus) © Dorothy L
Torresian Kingfisher (Todiramphus sordidus)

This page is a work in progress…


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Clade: Sauropsida
  • Clade: Avemetatarsalia
  • Clade: Ornithurae
  • Class: Aves

BirdsBird Index Apostlebird Australasian Darter Australasian Figbird Australasian Gannet Australasian Grebe Australasian Pipit Australasian Robins Australasian Shoveler (Spatula rhynchotis) Australasian Wrens Australian Babblers Australian Bustard Australian Chats Australian Magpie Australian Pelican Australian Pratincole (Stiltia isabella) Australian White Ibis Bassian Thrush Black-faced Cormorant Black-faced Woodswallow Black Swan Bowerbirds Brolga Brown Songlark Channel-billed Cuckoo Cinnamon Quail-thrush Cormorants Cuckooshrikes and Allies Dotterels Lapwings Plovers Doves & Pigeons Emu Fairy Martin Finches Freckled Duck Grey Fantail Grey Teal Honeyeaters Kingfishers Little Friarbird Little Grassbird Magpie-lark Masked Woodswallow Noisy Pitta Olive Whistler Paradise Riflebird Pardalotes Parrots Pheasant Coucal Pied Butcherbird Rainbow Bee-eater Raptors Rufous Fantail Redthroat Rufous Bristlebird Silver-crowned Friarbird Torresian Crow Waders Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) White-browed Woodswallow White Capped Noddy White-faced Heron White-necked Heron Willie Wagtail Yellow-throated Scrubwren

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