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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)StruthioniformesIntroducedIntroduced11
Southern CassowaryCasuarius casuariusEmus and Cassowaries (Casuariidae)StruthioniformesVulnerableAustralian34
EmuDromaius novaehollandiaeEmus and Cassowaries (Casuariidae)StruthioniformesLeast concernEndemic56
Australian Brush-turkeyAlectura lathamiMegapodes (Megapodiidae)GalliformesLeast concernEndemic40
MalleefowlLeipoa ocellataMegapodes (Megapodiidae)GalliformesVulnerableEndemic28
Orange-footed ScrubfowlMegapodius reinwardtMegapodes (Megapodiidae)GalliformesLeast concernAustralian11
Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisGuineafowl (Numididae)GalliformesIntroducedIntroduced10
California QuailCallipepla californicaNew World Quail (Odontophoridae)GalliformesIntroducedIntroduced13
Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusPheasants and Quail (Phasianidae)GalliformesIntroducedIntroduced15
Stubble QuailCoturnix pectoralisPheasants and Quail (Phasianidae)GalliformesLeast concernEndemic11
Brown QuailSynoicus ypsilophorusPheasants and Quail (Phasianidae)GalliformesLeast concernAustralian37
King QuailSynoicus chinensisPheasants and Quail (Phasianidae)GalliformesLeast concernAustralian1
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusPheasants and Quail (Phasianidae)GalliformesIntroducedIntroduced4
Green JunglefowlGallus variusPheasants and Quail (Phasianidae)GalliformesIntroducedIntroduced6
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 concernAustralian13
Plumed Whistling-DuckDendrocygna eytoniDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian75
Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuataDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian34

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