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This web site uses the taxonomy (species list) defined by BirdLife Australia as their 'Working List of Australia Birds v2', available for download here. To see just the changes (and some notes on 'splits' and 'lumps') . Note that currently we only allow photos to be identified at the Species level. However, members may provide additional taxonomic information, as per the 'Working List of Australia Birds v2', in the ‘Comments’ field when submitting photos.

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Showing species 1 to 20 of 940


Common Name

Scientific Name






1OstrichStruthio camelusOstriches (Struthionidae)StruthioniformesIntroducedIntroduced5
3Southern CassowaryCasuarius casuariusEmus and Cassowaries (Casuariidae)StruthioniformesVulnerableAustralian21
5EmuDromaius novaehollandiaeEmus and Cassowaries (Casuariidae)StruthioniformesLeast concernEndemic40
8King Island EmuDromaius aterEmus and Cassowaries (Casuariidae)StruthioniformesExtinctExtinct, Endemic0
9Kangaroo Island EmuDromaius baudinianusEmus and Cassowaries (Casuariidae)StruthioniformesExtinctExtinct, Endemic0
10Magpie GooseAnseranas semipalmataMagpie Goose (Anseranatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian48
11Spotted Whistling-DuckDendrocygna guttataDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian13
12Plumed Whistling-DuckDendrocygna eytoniDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian57
13Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuataDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian22
15Blue-billed DuckOxyura australisDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesNear threatenedEndemic42
16Pink-eared DuckMalacorhynchus membranaceusDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernEndemic80
17Cape Barren GooseCereopsis novaehollandiaeDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernEndemic36
20Black SwanCygnus atratusDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernEndemic92
21Mute SwanCygnus olorDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesIntroducedVagrant (from NZ introduction)3
22Canada GooseBranta canadensisDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesIntroducedVagrant (from NZ introduction)9
24Radjah ShelduckRadjah radjahDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian24
26Australian ShelduckTadorna tadornoidesDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernEndemic28
27Paradise ShelduckTadorna variegataDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesVagrantVagrant11
28HardheadAythya australisDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian45
29GarganeySpatula querquedulaDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernVagrant0


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