Wednesday, 14 January 2009

2008 bird list

Not quite up to the standards of the Biggest Twitch's 4,341 species, but you do what you can.

    Casuariidae
    Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

    Megapodiidae
    Australian Brush-Turkey (Alectura lathami)
    Orange-footed Scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardti)

    Phasianidae
    Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

    Anseranatidae
    Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata)

    Anatidae
    Plumed Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna eytoni)
    Wandering Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna arcuata)
    Blue-billed Duck (Oxyura australis)
    Musk Duck (Biziura lobata)
    Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
    Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)
    Australian Shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides)
    Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata)
    Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)
    Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea)
    Hardhead (Aythya australis)

    Podicipedidae
    Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)

    Sulidae
    Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator)
    Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster)

    Phalacrocoracidae
    Little Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos)
    Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius)
    Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)

    Pelecanidae
    Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)

    Ardeidae
    White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)
    Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
    White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica)
    Pied Heron (Ardea picata)
    Great Egret (Ardea alba)
    Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia)
    Striated Heron (Butorides striatus)
    Nankeen Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus)

    Threskiornithidae
    Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca)
    Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis)
    Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

    Ciconiidae
    Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)

    Accipitridae
    Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris)
    Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
    Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)
    Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
    White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)
    Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans)
    Wedge-Tailed Eagle (Aquila audax)

    Falconidae
    Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)
    Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides)

    Rallidae
    Red-necked Crake (Rallina tricolor) (heard)
    Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)
    Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)
    Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)
    Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)

    Otididae
    Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis)

    Scolopacidae
    Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
    Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
    Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
    Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus)
    Grey-tailed Tattler (Heteroscelus brevipes)

    Burhinidae
    Bush Stone-Curlew (Burhinus grallarius)

    Haematopodidae
    Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)
    Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus)

    Charadriidae
    Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus)
    Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles)

    Laridae
    Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus)
    Silver Gull (Larus novaehollandiae)
    Gull-billed Tern (Sterna nilotica)
    Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia)
    Crested Tern (Sterna bergii)

    Columbidae
    Rock Dove (Columba livia)
    Spotted Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
    Brown Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia amboinensis)
    Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica)
    Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera)
    Brush Bronzewing (Phaps elegans)
    Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes)
    Squatter Pigeon (Geophaps scripta)
    Peaceful Dove (Geopelia striata)
    Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis)
    Pied Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula bicolor)

    Cacatuidae
    Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii)
    Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus)
    Gang-Gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum)
    Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
    Long-billed Corella (Cacatua tenuirostris)
    Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)

    Psittacidae
    Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)
    Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna)
    Purple-crowned Lorikeet (Glossopsitta porphyrocephala)
    Australian King-Parrot (Alisterus scapularis)
    Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus)
    Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans)
    Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius)
    Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus)
    Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus)
    Blue-winged Parrot (Neophema chrysostoma)

    Centropodidae
    Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus)

    Strigidae
    Barking Owl (Ninox connivens) (heard)
    Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae)

    Alcedinidae
    Azure Kingfisher (Ceyx azurea)

    Halcyonidae
    Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
    Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii)
    Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus)

    Meropidae
    Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)

    Climacteridae
    White-throated Treecreeper (Corombates leucophaeus)

    Maluridae
    Superb Fairy-Wren (Malurus cyaneus)

    Pardalotidae
    Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus)
    Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus)
    White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis)
    Large-billed Scrubwren (Sericornis magnirostris)

    Meliphagidae
    Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata)
    Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera)
    Noisy Friarbird (Philemon corniculatus)
    Little Friarbird (Philemon citreogularis)
    Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis)
    Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)
    Macleay's Honeyeater (Xanthotis macleayana)
    Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii)
    Yellow-spotted Honeyeater (Meliphaga notata)
    Graceful Honeyeater (Meliphaga gracilis)
    Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Lichenostomus chrysops)
    Singing Honeyeater (Lichenostomus virescens)
    White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis)
    New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)
    Dusky Honeyeater (Myzomela obscura)
    Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta)
    White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

    Petroicidae
    Pale-yellow Robin (Tregellasia capito)
    Grey-headed Robin (Heteromyias albispecularis)

    Cinclosomatidae
    Eastern Whipbird (Psophodes olivaceus)

    Pachycephalidae
    Crested Shrike-tit (Falcunculus frontatus)
    Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis)
    Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris)
    Little Shrike-Thrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha)
    Bower's Shrike-Thrush (Colluricincla boweri)
    Grey Shrike-Thrush (Colluricincla harmonica)

    Dicruridae
    Spectacled Monarch (Monarcha trivirgatus)
    Pied Monarch (Arses kaupi)
    Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula)
    Magpie-Lark (Grallina cyanoleuca)
    Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons)
    Grey Fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa)
    Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys)
    Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus)

    Campephagidae
    Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)
    White-bellied Cuckoo-Shrike (Coracina papuensis)

    Oriolidae
    Figbird (Sphecotheres viridis)

    Artamidae
    Masked Woodswallow (Artamus personatus)
    Dusky Woodswallow (Artamus cyanopterus)
    Black Butcherbird (Cracticus quoyi)
    Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)
    Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis)
    Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)
    Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina)

    Corvidae
    Australian Raven (Corvus coronoides)
    Forest Raven (Corvus tasmanicus)

    Corcoracidae
    White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos)
    Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea)

    Ptilonorhynchidae
    Spotted Catbird (Ailuroedus melanotis)
    Great Bowerbird (Chlamydera nuchalis)

    Motacilidae
    Richard's Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae)

    Passeridae
    House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
    Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
    Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis)
    Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Lonchura castaneothorax)

    Fringillidae
    European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

    Nectariniidae
    Yellow-bellied Sunbird (Nectarinia jugularis)

    Hirundinidae
    Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)

    Sylviidae
    Clamorous Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus)

    Zosteropidae
    Tawny Grassbird (Megalurus timoriensis)
    Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)

    Muscicapidae
    Common Blackbird (Turdus merula)
    Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)

    Sturnidae
    Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
    Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)


Let's see what 2009 will bring.

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