Bird Info

ALL CANBERRA'S BIRDS – PHOTOS, CALLS, LOCAL STATUS and POPULATION DATA

 

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Common Name Scientific Name Family Group Status in ACT More Info…
Apostlebird Struthidea cinerea Bowerbird, Ravens, Chough and Apostlebird Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus Pelican, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Spoonbills and Storks Non-breeding vagrant. Declared... Non-breeding vagrant. Declared Endangered in NSW and under the EPBC Act.
Australasian Darter Anhinga novaehollandiae Grebes, Darter and Cormorants Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Australasian Figbird Sphecotheres vieilloti Cuckoo-shrikes, Figbird and Oriole Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Australasian Grebe Tachybaptus novaehollandiae Grebes, Darter and Cormorants Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Australasian Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae Larks and Pipit Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Australasian Shoveler Spatula rhynchotis Swan and Ducks Uncommon, breeding visitor. Uncommon, breeding visitor.
Australian Brush-turkey Alectura lathami Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Australian Bustard Ardeotis australis Brolga and Bustard Extinct. Declared Endangered in... Extinct. Declared Endangered in NSW.
Australian Hobby Falco longipennis Raptors Common, breeding resident/summer... Common, breeding resident/summer migrant.
Australian King-Parrot Alisterus scapularis Parrots Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Australian Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus Pelican, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Spoonbills and Storks Rare, breeding visitor. Rare, breeding visitor.
Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen Woodswallows, Butcherbirds, Currawongs and Magpie Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Australian Owlet-nightjar Aegotheles cristatus Nocturnal Birds Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Australian Painted-snipe Rostratula australis Various Water Birds Rare, non-breeding visitor.... Rare, non-breeding visitor. Declared Endangered in NSW and under the EPBC Act.
Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus Pelican, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Spoonbills and Storks Common, non-breeding visitor. Common, non-breeding visitor.
Australian Raven Corvus coronoides Bowerbird, Ravens, Chough and Apostlebird Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Australian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus australis Old World Warblers Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
Australian Shelduck Tadorna tadornoides Swan and Ducks Rare, breeding visitor. Rare, breeding visitor.
Australian Spotted Crake Porzana fluminea Rails Uncommon, breeding summer migrant. Uncommon, breeding summer migrant.
Australian White Ibis Threskiornis moluccus Pelican, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Spoonbills and Storks Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Australian Wood Duck Chenonetta jubata Swan and Ducks Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Azure Kingfisher Ceyx azureus Kookaburra, Kingfishers, Bee-eater and Dollarbird Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Baillon’s Crake Zapornia pusilla Rails Rare, non-breeding summer migrant. Rare, non-breeding summer migrant.
Banded Lapwing Vanellus tricolor Various Water Birds Rare, breeding visitor. Rare, breeding visitor.
Bar-shouldered Dove Geopelia humeralis Pigeons and Doves Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Barking Owl Ninox connivens Nocturnal Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Declared... Non-breeding vagrant. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Barn Owl Tyto alba Nocturnal Birds Rare, non-breeding visitor. Rare, non-breeding visitor.
Bassian Thrush Zoothera lunulata Thrushes, Starlings and Bulbul Uncommon, breeding... Uncommon, breeding resident/altitudinal migrant.
Bell Miner Manorina melanophrys Honeyeaters Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Black Falcon Falco subniger Raptors Rare, non-breeding visitor. Rare, non-breeding visitor.
Black Honeyeater Sugomel niger Honeyeaters Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Black Kite Milvus migrans Raptors Rare, non-breeding visitor. Rare, non-breeding visitor.
Black Swan Cygnus atratus Swan and Ducks Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Black-chinned Honeyeater Melithreptus gularis Honeyeaters Non-breeding vagrant. Eastern... Non-breeding vagrant. Eastern sub-species declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Black-eared Cuckoo Chalcites osculans Cuckoos Rare, non-breeding visitor. Rare, non-breeding visitor.
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Coracina novaehollandiae Cuckoo-shrikes, Figbird and Oriole Common, breeding resident/summer... Common, breeding resident/summer migrant.
Black-faced Monarch Monarcha melanopsis Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Black-fronted Dotterel Elseyornis melanops Various Water Birds Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus Pelican, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Spoonbills and Storks Non-breeding vagrant . Declared... Non-breeding vagrant . Declared Endangered in NSW.
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus axillaris Raptors Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Black-tailed Native-hen Tribonyx ventralis Rails Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Blue-billed Duck Oxyura australis Swan and Ducks Rare, breeding resident. Declared... Rare, breeding resident. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Blue-faced Honeyeater Entomyzon cyanotis Honeyeaters Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Blue-winged Parrot Neophema chrysostoma Parrots Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Brolga Antigone rubicunda Brolga and Bustard Extinct. Declared Vulnerable in... Extinct. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Brown Falcon Falco berigora Raptors Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Brown Gerygone Gerygone mouki Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Rare, winter visitor. Rare, winter visitor.
Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus Raptors Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Brown Quail Synoicus ypsilophorus Quail Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Brown Songlark Cincloramphus cruralis Old World Warblers Rare, breeding summer migrant. Rare, breeding summer migrant.
Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Brown Treecreeper Climacteris picumnus Treecreepers Rare, breeding resident. Eastern... Rare, breeding resident. Eastern sub-species declared Vulnerable in the ACT and NSW.
Brown-capped Emerald-Dove Chalcophaps longirostris Pigeons and Doves Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Brown-headed Honeyeater Melithreptus brevirostris Honeyeaters Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Brush Bronzewing Phaps elegans Pigeons and Doves Rare, breeding resident. Rare, breeding resident.
Brush Cuckoo Cacomantis variolosus Cuckoos Uncommon, breeding summer migrant. Uncommon, breeding summer migrant.
Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus Parrots Rare, non-breeding visitor/escapee. Rare, non-breeding visitor/escapee.
Buff-banded Rail Hypotaenidia philippensis Rails Uncommon, breeding summer migrant. Uncommon, breeding summer migrant.
Buff-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza reguloides Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Bush Stone-curlew Burhinus grallarius Various Water Birds Previously extinct but reintroduced... Previously extinct but reintroduced at Mulligans Flat NR as a free-flying population. Rare, breeding resident. Declared Endangered in NSW.
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Pelican, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Spoonbills and Storks Uncommon, non-breeding visitor. Uncommon, non-breeding visitor.
Channel-billed Cuckoo Scythrops novaehollandiae Cuckoos Rare, non-breeding summer migrant. Rare, non-breeding summer migrant.
Chestnut Teal Anas castanea Swan and Ducks Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Calamanthus pyrrhopygius Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Rare, breeding resident. Rare, breeding resident.
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza uropygialis Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Cicadabird Edolisoma tenuirostris Cuckoo-shrikes, Figbird and Oriole Rare, breeding summer migrant. Rare, breeding summer migrant.
Cockatiel Nymphicus hollandicus Cockatoos Rare, non-breeding visitor/escapee. Rare, non-breeding visitor/escapee.
Collared Sparrowhawk Accipiter cirrocephalus Raptors Common, breeding resident/summer... Common, breeding resident/summer migrant.
Common Blackbird Turdus merula Thrushes, Starlings and Bulbul Common, breeding resident. An... Common, breeding resident. An introduced species.
Common Bronzewing Phaps chalcoptera Pigeons and Doves Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Common Greenfinch Chloris chloris Finches Uncommon, breeding resident. An... Uncommon, breeding resident. An introduced species.
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Thrushes, Starlings and Bulbul Very common, breeding resident. An... Very common, breeding resident. An introduced species.
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Various Water Birds Rare, non-breeding summer migrant. Rare, non-breeding summer migrant.
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris Thrushes, Starlings and Bulbul Very common, breeding resident. An... Very common, breeding resident. An introduced species.
Crescent Honeyeater Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus Honeyeaters Uncommon, breeding... Uncommon, breeding resident/altitudinal migrant.
Crested Pigeon Ocyphaps lophotes Pigeons and Doves Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Crested Shrike-tit Falcunculus frontatus Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Rare, breeding resident. Rare, breeding resident.
Crimson Chat Epthianura tricolor Honeyeaters Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans Parrots Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Declared... Non-breeding vagrant. Declared Endangered in NSW.
Diamond Dove Geopelia cuneata Pigeons and Doves Rare, non-breeding visitor/escapee. Rare, non-breeding visitor/escapee.
Diamond Firetail Stagonopleura guttata Finches Uncommon, breeding resident.... Uncommon, breeding resident. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis Kookaburra, Kingfishers, Bee-eater and Dollarbird Uncommon, breeding summer migrant. Uncommon, breeding summer migrant.
Domestic Greylag Goose Anser anser domesticus An introduced bird. Common,... An introduced bird. Common, breeding resident.
Domestic Mallard Anas platyrhynchos domesticus Swan and Ducks Uncommon, breeding resident. An... Uncommon, breeding resident. An introduced species.
Double-banded Plover Charadrius bicinctus Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Double-barred Finch Taeniopygia bichenovii Finches Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Dusky Moorhen Gallinula tenebrosa Rails Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Dusky Woodswallow Artamus cyanopterus Woodswallows, Butcherbirds, Currawongs and Magpie Common, breeding summer migrant.... Common, breeding summer migrant. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Eastern Koel Eudynamys orientalis Cuckoos Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
Eastern Rosella Platycercus eximius Parrots Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Eastern Spinebill Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris Honeyeaters Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Eastern Whipbird Psophodes olivaceus Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Eastern Yellow Robin Eopsaltria australis Robins Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae Emu Rare, breeding resident. Rare, breeding resident.
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra Rails Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis Larks and Pipit Common, breeding resident. An... Common, breeding resident. An introduced species.
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Finches Extinct. An introduced species. Extinct. An introduced species.
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Finches Common, breeding resident. An... Common, breeding resident. An introduced species.
Fairy Martin Petrochelidon ariel Swallows and Martins Uncommon, breeding summer migrant. Uncommon, breeding summer migrant.
Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis Cuckoos Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
Flame Robin Petroica phoenicea Robins Uncommon, breeding... Uncommon, breeding resident/altitudinal migrant. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus Swifts Rare, non-breeding summer migrant. Rare, non-breeding summer migrant.
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa Swan and Ducks Uncommon, non-breeding visitor.... Uncommon, non-breeding visitor. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Fuscous Honeyeater Ptilotula fusca Honeyeaters Uncommon, breeding resident/autumn... Uncommon, breeding resident/autumn migrant.
Galah Eolophus roseicapilla Cockatoos Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Gang-gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum Cockatoos Common, breeding... Common, breeding resident/altitudinal migrant. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Glossy Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami Cockatoos Rare, breeding visitor. Declared... Rare, breeding visitor. Declared Vulnerable in the ACT and NSW.
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Pelican, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Spoonbills and Storks Rare, non-breeding visitor. Rare, non-breeding visitor.
Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Common, breeding... Common, breeding resident/altitudinal migrant.
Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis Old World Warblers Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Grebes, Darter and Cormorants Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus Grebes, Darter and Cormorants Rare, breeding visitor. Rare, breeding visitor.
Great Egret Ardea alba Pelican, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Spoonbills and Storks Uncommon, non-breeding visitor. Uncommon, non-breeding visitor.
Grey Butcherbird Cracticus torquatus Woodswallows, Butcherbirds, Currawongs and Magpie Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Grey Currawong Strepera versicolor Woodswallows, Butcherbirds, Currawongs and Magpie Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Grey Falcon Falco hypoleucos Raptors Non-breeding vagrant. Declared... Non-breeding vagrant. Declared Endangered in NSW.
Grey Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Common, breeding resident/summer... Common, breeding resident/summer migrant.
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae Raptors Rare, non-breeding visitor. Rare, non-breeding visitor.
Grey Shrike-thrush Colluricincla harmonica Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Grey Teal Anas gracilis Swan and Ducks Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Non-breeding vagrant. Eastern... Non-breeding vagrant. Eastern sub-species declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Hardhead Aythya australis Swan and Ducks Common, breeding visitor. Common, breeding visitor.
Hoary-headed Grebe Poliocephalus poliocephalus Grebes, Darter and Cormorants Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Hooded Robin Melanodryas cucullata Robins Rare, breeding resident. Declared... Rare, breeding resident. Declared Vulnerable in the ACT, the same status as the south-eastern subspecies in NSW.
Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo Chalcites basalis Cuckoos Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
Horsfield’s Bushlark Mirafra javanica Larks and Pipit Rare, breeding summer migrant. Rare, breeding summer migrant.
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Finches Common, breeding resident. An... Common, breeding resident. An introduced species.
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus Rare breeding resident/escapee. An... Rare breeding resident/escapee. An introduced species.
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia Pelican, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Spoonbills and Storks Rare, non-breeding visitor. Rare, non-breeding visitor.
Jacky Winter Microeca fascinans Robins Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Latham’s Snipe Gallinago hardwickii Various Water Birds Common, non-breeding summer... Common, non-breeding summer migrant.
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae Kookaburra, Kingfishers, Bee-eater and Dollarbird Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Leaden Flycatcher Myiagra rubecula Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
Letter-winged Kite Elanus scriptus Raptors Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Lewin’s Honeyeater Meliphaga lewinii Honeyeaters Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Lewin’s Rail Lewinia pectoralis Rails Rare, breeding visitor. Rare, breeding visitor.
Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris Grebes, Darter and Cormorants Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Little Button-quail Turnix velox Button-quail Rare, non-breeding visitor. Rare, non-breeding visitor.
Little Corella Cacatua sanguinea Cockatoos Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Little Eagle Hieraaetus morphnoides Raptors Uncommon, breeding resident.... Uncommon, breeding resident. Declared Vulnerable in the ACT and NSW.
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Pelican, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Spoonbills and Storks Rare, non-breeding visitor. Rare, non-breeding visitor.
Little Friarbird Philemon citreogularis Honeyeaters Rare, breeding summer migrant. Rare, breeding summer migrant.
Little Grassbird Poodytes gramineus Old World Warblers Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Little Lorikeet Glossopsitta pusilla Parrots Rare, non-breeding visitor.... Rare, non-breeding visitor. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Little Pied Cormorant Microcarbo melanoleucos Grebes, Darter and Cormorants Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Little Raven Corvus mellori Bowerbird, Ravens, Chough and Apostlebird Uncommon, breeding resident/winter... Uncommon, breeding resident/winter migrant.
Little Wattlebird Anthochaera chrysoptera Honeyeaters Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Long-billed Corella Cacatua tenuirostris Cockatoos Uncommon, breeding... Uncommon, breeding resident/escapee.
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Accidental; remains found in a... Accidental; remains found in a Peregrine Falcon nest in 1994.
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata Previously extinct, now... Previously extinct, now reintroduced. Rare, breeding resident. Although restricted to the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Sanctuary, the birds are free-flying and so may, in the future, establish wild populations.
Magpie-lark Grallina cyanoleuca Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo Cacatua leadbeateri Cockatoos Non-breeding escapee. Declared... Non-breeding escapee. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles Various Water Birds Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae Nocturnal Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Declared... Non-breeding vagrant. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Masked Woodswallow Artamus personatus Woodswallows, Butcherbirds, Currawongs and Magpie Rare, breeding summer migrant. Rare, breeding summer migrant.
Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum Mistletoebird Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata domestica Swan and Ducks An introduced bird. Common,... An introduced bird. Common, breeding resident.
Musk Duck Biziura lobata Swan and Ducks Rare, breeding resident. Rare, breeding resident.
Musk Lorikeet Glossopsitta concinna Parrots Rare, non-breeding visitor. Rare, non-breeding visitor.
Nankeen Kestrel Falco cenchroides Raptors Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Nankeen Night-Heron Nycticorax caledonicus Pelican, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Spoonbills and Storks Uncommon, breeding visitor. Uncommon, breeding visitor.
New Holland Honeyeater Phylidonyris novaehollandiae Honeyeaters Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Noisy Friarbird Philemon corniculatus Honeyeaters Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala Honeyeaters Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Northern Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Swan and Ducks An introduced species not yet... An introduced species not yet recorded in the ACT but included here to avoid misclassifications within the Mallard group.
Olive Whistler Pachycephala olivacea Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Uncommon, breeding... Uncommon, breeding resident/altitudinal migrant. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Olive-backed Oriole Oriolus sagittatus Cuckoo-shrikes, Figbird and Oriole Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
Osprey * Pandion haliaetus Raptors Non-breeding vagrant. Declared... Non-breeding vagrant. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa Swan and Ducks Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Pacific Black Duck x Domestic Mallard Anas superciliosa x Anas platyrhynchos domesticus Swan and Ducks Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Painted Button-quail Turnix varius Button-quail Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Painted Honeyeater Grantiella picta Honeyeaters Rare, breeding visitor. Declared... Rare, breeding visitor. Declared Vulnerable in the ACT, NSW and under the EPBC Act.
Pallid Cuckoo Heteroscenes pallidus Cuckoos Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
Peaceful Dove Geopelia placida Pigeons and Doves Rare, non-breeding resident. Rare, non-breeding resident.
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Raptors Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Pied Butcherbird Cracticus nigrogularis Woodswallows, Butcherbirds, Currawongs and Magpie Rare, breeding visitor. Rare, breeding visitor.
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius Grebes, Darter and Cormorants Rare, non-breeding visitor. Rare, non-breeding visitor.
Pied Currawong Strepera graculina Woodswallows, Butcherbirds, Currawongs and Magpie Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Pied Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus Various Water Birds Uncommon, non-breeding visitor. Uncommon, non-breeding visitor.
Pilotbird Pycnoptilus floccosus Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Rare, breeding resident. Rare, breeding resident.
Pink Robin Petroica rodinogaster Robins Rare, non-breeding winter migrant.... Rare, non-breeding winter migrant. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Pink-eared Duck Malacorhynchus membranaceus Swan and Ducks Uncommon, breeding visitor. Uncommon, breeding visitor.
Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus Plains-wanderer Extinct. Declared Endangered in... Extinct. Declared Endangered in NSW.
Plum-headed Finch Neochmia modesta Finches Non-breeding vagrant/escapee. Non-breeding vagrant/escapee.
Plumed Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna eytoni Swan and Ducks Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua Nocturnal Birds Rare, breeding resident. Declared... Rare, breeding resident. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio Rails Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Purple-crowned Lorikeet Glossopsitta porphyrocephala Parrots Non-breeding vagrant. Declared... Non-breeding vagrant. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus Kookaburra, Kingfishers, Bee-eater and Dollarbird Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus moluccanus Parrots Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Red Knot Calidris canutus Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Red Wattlebird Anthochaera carunculata Honeyeaters Very common, breeding... Very common, breeding resident/autumn migrant.
Red-backed Kingfisher Todiramphus pyrrhopygius Kookaburra, Kingfishers, Bee-eater and Dollarbird Breeding vagrant. Breeding vagrant.
Red-browed Finch Neochmia temporalis Finches Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Red-browed Treecreeper Climacteris erythrops Treecreepers Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Red-capped Plover Charadrius ruficapillus Various Water Birds Rare, non-breeding visitor. Rare, non-breeding visitor.
Red-capped Robin Petroica goodenovii Robins Uncommon, breeding visitor. Uncommon, breeding visitor.
Red-chested Button-quail Turnix pyrrhothorax Button-quail Breeding vagrant. Breeding vagrant.
Red-kneed Dotterel Erythrogonys cinctus Various Water Birds Uncommon, breeding summer migrant. Uncommon, breeding summer migrant.
Red-necked Avocet Recurvirostra novaehollandiae Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Red-rumped Parrot Psephotus haematonotus Parrots Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus Thrushes, Starlings and Bulbul Non-breeding vagrant. An introduced... Non-breeding vagrant. An introduced species.
Regent Honeyeater Anthochaera phrygia Honeyeaters Rare, breeding visitor. Declared... Rare, breeding visitor. Declared Endangered in the ACT and Critically Endangered in NSW and under the EPBC Act.
Restless Flycatcher Myiagra inquieta Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Rare, breeding resident. Rare, breeding resident.
Rock Dove Columba livia Pigeons and Doves Very common, breeding resident. An... Very common, breeding resident. An introduced species.
Rose Robin Petroica rosea Robins Uncommon, breeding migrant. Uncommon, breeding migrant.
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia Pelican, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Spoonbills and Storks Uncommon, breeding visitor. Uncommon, breeding visitor.
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Rufous Fantail Rhipidura rufifrons Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Uncommon, breeding summer migrant. Uncommon, breeding summer migrant.
Rufous Songlark Cincloramphus mathewsi Old World Warblers Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
Rufous Whistler Pachycephala rufiventris Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus Kookaburra, Kingfishers, Bee-eater and Dollarbird Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
Satin Bowerbird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus Bowerbird, Ravens, Chough and Apostlebird Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Satin Flycatcher Myiagra cyanoleuca Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Uncommon, breeding summer migrant. Uncommon, breeding summer migrant.
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus Parrots Non-breeding vagrant/escapee. Non-breeding vagrant/escapee.
Scarlet Honeyeater Myzomela sanguinolenta Honeyeaters Rare, non-breeding visitor. Rare, non-breeding visitor.
Scarlet Robin Petroica boodang Robins Uncommon, breeding... Uncommon, breeding resident/altitudinal migrant. Declared Vulnerable in the ACT and NSW. Species name boodang as per ACT legislation.
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata Various Water Birds Uncommon, non-breeding summer... Uncommon, non-breeding summer migrant.
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Chalcites lucidus Cuckoos Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
Silver Gull Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae Various Water Birds Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Silvereye Zosterops lateralis Silvereye Very common, breeding... Very common, breeding resident/migrant.
Singing Honeyeater Gavicalis virescens Honeyeaters Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Thrushes, Starlings and Bulbul Extinct. An introduced species. Extinct. An introduced species.
Southern Boobook Ninox boobook Nocturnal Birds Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Southern Whiteface Aphelocephala leucopsis Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Non breeding vagrant. Non breeding vagrant.
Speckled Warbler Pyrrholaemus sagittatus Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Uncommon, breeding resident.... Uncommon, breeding resident. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater Acanthagenys rufogularis Honeyeaters Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis Rails Uncommon, breeding summer migrant. Uncommon, breeding summer migrant.
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis Pigeons and Doves Uncommon, breeding resident. An... Uncommon, breeding resident. An introduced species.
Spotted Harrier Circus assimilis Raptors Rare, non-breeding visitor.... Rare, non-breeding visitor. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Spotted Nightjar * Eurostopodus argus Nocturnal Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Spotted Pardalote Pardalotus punctatus Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Very common, breeding... Very common, breeding resident/migrant.
Spotted Quail-thrush Cinclosoma punctatum Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Square-tailed Kite Lophoictinia isura Raptors Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Straw-necked Ibis Threskiornis spinicollis Pelican, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Spoonbills and Storks Common, non-breeding visitor. Common, non-breeding visitor.
Striated Pardalote Pardalotus striatus Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Very common, breeding... Very common, breeding resident/migrant.
Striated Thornbill Acanthiza lineata Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Striped Honeyeater Plectorhyncha lanceolata Honeyeaters Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Stubble Quail Coturnix pectoralis Quail Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita Cockatoos Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Superb Fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus Fairy-wren Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Superb Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus superbus Pigeons and Doves Non-breeding vagrant. Declared... Non-breeding vagrant. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Superb Lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae Lyrebird Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Superb Parrot Polytelis swainsonii Parrots Common, breeding summer migrant.... Common, breeding summer migrant. Declared Vulnerable in the ACT, NSW and under the EPBC Act.
Swamp Harrier Circus approximans Raptors Rare, breeding resident. Rare, breeding resident.
Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor Parrots Rare, non-breeding winter migrant.... Rare, non-breeding winter migrant. Declared Vulnerable in the ACT, Endangered in NSW and Critically Endangered under the EPBC Act.
Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides Nocturnal Birds Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Tawny Grassbird Cincloramphus timoriensis Old World Warblers Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater Glyciphila melanops Honeyeaters Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Tree Martin Petrochelidon nigricans Swallows and Martins Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
Turquoise Parrot Neophema pulchella Parrots Non-breeding vagrant/escapee.... Non-breeding vagrant/escapee. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
Varied Sittella Daphoenositta chrysoptera Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Uncommon, breeding resident .... Uncommon, breeding resident . Declared Vulnerable in the ACT and NSW.
Wedge-tailed Eagle Aquila audax Raptors Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Ardenna pacifica Accidental. Accidental.
Weebill Smicrornis brevirostris Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena Swallows and Martins Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Western Gerygone Gerygone fusca Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida Various Water Birds Rare, non-breeding visitor. Rare, non-breeding visitor.
Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus Raptors Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
White-backed Swallow Cheramoeca leucosterna Swallows and Martins Breeding vagrant. Breeding vagrant.
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike Coracina papuensis Cuckoo-shrikes, Figbird and Oriole Rare, non-breeding autumn migrant. Rare, non-breeding autumn migrant.
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster Raptors Uncommon, breeding visitor. Uncommon, breeding visitor.
White-browed Babbler Pomatostomus superciliosus Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
White-browed Scrubwren Sericornis frontalis Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
White-browed Woodswallow Artamus superciliosus Woodswallows, Butcherbirds, Currawongs and Magpie Uncommon, breeding summer migrant. Uncommon, breeding summer migrant.
White-cheeked Honeyeater Phylidonyris niger Honeyeaters Non-breeding vagrant. Suggestion of... Non-breeding vagrant. Suggestion of breeding with New Holland Honeyeater, producing hybrids.
White-eared Honeyeater Nesoptilotis leucotis Honeyeaters Common, breeding... Common, breeding resident/altitudinal migrant.
White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae Pelican, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Spoonbills and Storks Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
White-faced Storm-Petrel Pelagodroma marina Accidental. Accidental.
White-fronted Chat Epthianura albifrons Honeyeaters Rare, breeding resident. Declared... Rare, breeding resident. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.
White-fronted Honeyeater Purnella albifrons Honeyeaters Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
White-headed Pigeon Columba leucomela Pigeons and Doves Rare, non-breeding visitor. Rare, non-breeding visitor.
White-naped Honeyeater Melithreptus lunatus Honeyeaters Very common, breeding... Very common, breeding resident/summer migrant.
White-necked Heron Ardea pacifica Pelican, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Spoonbills and Storks Uncommon, breeding visitor. Uncommon, breeding visitor.
White-plumed Honeyeater Ptilotula penicillata Honeyeaters Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
White-throated Gerygone Gerygone olivacea Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Common, breeding summer migrant. Common, breeding summer migrant.
White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus Swifts Uncommon, non-breeding summer... Uncommon, non-breeding summer migrant.
White-throated Nightjar Eurostopodus mystacalis Nocturnal Birds Rare, breeding summer visitor. Rare, breeding summer visitor.
White-throated Treecreeper Cormobates leucophaea Treecreepers Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
White-winged Chough Corcorax melanorhamphos Bowerbird, Ravens, Chough and Apostlebird Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
White-winged Triller Lalage tricolor Cuckoo-shrikes, Figbird and Oriole Uncommon, breeding summer migrant.... Uncommon, breeding summer migrant. Declared Vulnerable in the ACT.
Willie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys Babblers, Sittella, Whistlers and Flycatchers Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Wonga Pigeon Leucosarcia melanoleuca Pigeons and Doves Rare, breeding resident. Rare, breeding resident.
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Various Water Birds Non-breeding vagrant. Non-breeding vagrant.
Yellow Thornbill Acanthiza nana Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Uncommon, breeding resident. Uncommon, breeding resident.
Yellow-billed Spoonbill Platalea flavipes Pelican, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Spoonbills and Storks Uncommon, non-breeding visitor. Uncommon, non-breeding visitor.
Yellow-faced Honeyeater Caligavis chrysops Honeyeaters Very common, breeding... Very common, breeding resident/summer migrant.
Yellow-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza chrysorrhoa Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds Very common, breeding resident. Very common, breeding resident.
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo Zanda funereus Cockatoos Common, breeding resident. Common, breeding resident.
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater Lichenostomus melanops Honeyeaters Rare, breeding resident. Rare, breeding resident.
Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata Finches Rare, breeding visitor/escapee. Rare, breeding visitor/escapee.
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