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This web site uses the taxonomy (species list) defined by BirdLife Australia as their 'Working List of Australia Birds v2.1', 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 v2.1', in the ‘Comments’ field when submitting photos.

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Showing species 1 to 20 of 924


Common Name

Scientific Name






1OstrichStruthio camelusOstriches (Struthionidae)StruthioniformesIntroducedIntroduced9
3Southern CassowaryCasuarius casuariusEmus and Cassowaries (Casuariidae)StruthioniformesVulnerableAustralian30
5EmuDromaius novaehollandiaeEmus and Cassowaries (Casuariidae)StruthioniformesLeast concernEndemic46
10Magpie GooseAnseranas semipalmataMagpie Goose (Anseranatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian69
11Spotted Whistling-DuckDendrocygna guttataDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian14
12Plumed Whistling-DuckDendrocygna eytoniDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian67
13Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuataDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian29
15Blue-billed DuckOxyura australisDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesNear threatenedEndemic58
16Pink-eared DuckMalacorhynchus membranaceusDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernEndemic93
17Cape Barren GooseCereopsis novaehollandiaeDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernEndemic43
20Black SwanCygnus atratusDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernEndemic122
21Mute SwanCygnus olorDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesIntroducedVagrant (from NZ introduction)5
22Canada GooseBranta canadensisDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesIntroducedVagrant (from NZ introduction)10
24Radjah ShelduckRadjah radjahDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian32
26Australian ShelduckTadorna tadornoidesDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernEndemic39
27Paradise ShelduckTadorna variegataDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesVagrantVagrant11
28HardheadAythya australisDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian56
29GarganeySpatula querquedulaDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernVagrant0
30Australasian ShovelerSpatula rhynchotisDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian46
32Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesVagrantVagrant3


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