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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.

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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)StruthioniformesVulnerableAustralian19
5EmuDromaius novaehollandiaeEmus and Cassowaries (Casuariidae)StruthioniformesLeast concernEndemic41
8King Island EmuDromaius aterEmus and Cassowaries (Casuariidae)StruthioniformesExtinctExtinct, Endemic0
9Kangaroo Island EmuDromaius baudinianusEmus and Cassowaries (Casuariidae)StruthioniformesExtinctExtinct, Endemic0
10Magpie GooseAnseranas semipalmataMagpie Goose (Anseranatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian47
11Spotted Whistling-DuckDendrocygna guttataDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian12
12Plumed Whistling-DuckDendrocygna eytoniDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian56
13Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuataDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian22
15Blue-billed DuckOxyura australisDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesNear threatenedEndemic40
16Pink-eared DuckMalacorhynchus membranaceusDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernEndemic74
17Cape Barren GooseCereopsis novaehollandiaeDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernEndemic36
20Black SwanCygnus atratusDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernEndemic91
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 concernAustralian23
26Australian ShelduckTadorna tadornoidesDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernEndemic26
27Paradise ShelduckTadorna variegataDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesVagrantVagrant11
28HardheadAythya australisDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernAustralian44
29GarganeySpatula querquedulaDucks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)AnseriformesLeast concernVagrant0


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