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This web site uses the taxonomy (species list) defined by BirdLife Australia as their 'Working List of Australia Birds v3', 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 v3', in the ‘Comments’ field when submitting photos.

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Scientific Name






OstrichStruthio camelusOstriches (Struthionidae)StruthioniformesIntroducedIntroduced10
Southern CassowaryCasuarius casuariusEmus and Cassowaries (Casuariidae)StruthioniformesVulnerableAustralian31
EmuDromaius novaehollandiaeEmus and Cassowaries (Casuariidae)StruthioniformesLeast concernEndemic48
Australian Brush-turkeyAlectura lathamiMegapodes (Megapodiidae)GalliformesLeast concernEndemic37
MalleefowlLeipoa ocellataMegapodes (Megapodiidae)GalliformesVulnerableEndemic23
Orange-footed ScrubfowlMegapodius reinwardtMegapodes (Megapodiidae)GalliformesLeast concernAustralian12
Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisGuineafowl (Numididae)GalliformesIntroducedIntroduced8
California QuailCallipepla californicaNew World Quail (Odontophoridae)GalliformesIntroducedIntroduced9
Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusPheasants and Quail (Phasianidae)GalliformesIntroducedIntroduced15
Stubble QuailCoturnix pectoralisPheasants and Quail (Phasianidae)GalliformesLeast concernEndemic7
Brown QuailSynoicus ypsilophorusPheasants and Quail (Phasianidae)GalliformesLeast concernAustralian29
King QuailSynoicus chinensisPheasants and Quail (Phasianidae)GalliformesLeast concernAustralian1
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusPheasants and Quail (Phasianidae)GalliformesIntroducedIntroduced3
Green JunglefowlGallus variusPheasants and Quail (Phasianidae)GalliformesIntroducedIntroduced4
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusPheasants and Quail (Phasianidae)GalliformesIntroducedIntroduced5
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoPheasants and Quail (Phasianidae)GalliformesIntroducedIntroduced3
Magpie GooseAnseranas semipalmataMagpie Goose (Anseranatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian71
Spotted Whistling-DuckDendrocygna guttataDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian14
Plumed Whistling-DuckDendrocygna eytoniDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian68
Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuataDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian30

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