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#508: Plum-headed Finch, 27 June 2014
#507: Hall's Babbler, 12 June 2014
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Instant Links to Bird Families: 1 of 2 Non-passerines (Non Song-birds)

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Click here to enter gallery and see photos of Southern Cassowary and Emu
Cassowary,
Emu
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of Brush Turkey, Scrub-fowl
Brush-Turkey,
Scrubfowl
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of Rufous-vented, Speckled Chachalaca, Trinidad Piping-Guan
Chachalacas,
Guans
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of Helmeted Guineafowl
Helmeted
Guineafowl
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of California Quail, Spotted Wood-Quail
New World
Quails
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of Common Pheasant; Sooty Grouse; Chukar Partridge; Grey, Cape Francolin; Stubble, Brown Quail; Crested Fireback; Great Argus; Green Peafowl; Red Junglefowl
Pheasants
Quails
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Mute, Whooper, Tundra, Black Swan; Canada, Barnacle, Greylag, Brant/Brent, Egyptian, Greater White-fronted, Cape Barren, Magpie Goose; Green, Cotton Pygmy-Goose; Common, Radhaj/Raja, Australian, Paradise Shelduck; Spotted, Plumed, Wandering Whistling-Duck; Steller's, Common, King, Spectacled Eider; Freckled, Pink-eared, Wood, Maned, Pacific Black, Yellow-billed, Ferruginous, Tufted, Harlequin, Long-tailed, Ruddy, Maccoa, Blue-billed, Musk Duck; New Zealand Scaup; Blue-winged, Green-winged/Common, Cinnamon, Grey, Chestnut, Auckland Islands Campbell Islands, Teal; Cape, Northern, Australian Shoveler; Gadwall; Eurasian Wigeon; Mallard; Northern Pintail; Red-crested Pochard; Hardhead; Bufflehead; Smew; Common Merganser/Goosander; Surf and White-winged/Velvet Scoters
Ducks, Geese
Swans
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: King, Gentoo, Southern Rockhooper, Fiordland, Snares, Royal, Little, Yellow-eyed and African/Jackass Penguin
Penguins
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Pacific, Common Loon/Great Northern Diver
Loons/
Divers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Black-footed, Antipodean (Wandering), Northern Royal, Southern Royal, Black-browed, Campbell, Shy, Grey-headed, Indian Yellow-fronted, Light-mantled, Buller's Albatross
Albatrosses
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Southern, Northern Giant-Petrel; Northern Fulmar; Thin/Slender-billed, Fairy, Antarctic and Broad-billed Prion; Cape, Blue, Providence, Great-winged, Tahiti, Kermadec, White-necked, Black-winged and Bulwer's Petrel; Wedge-tailed, Flesh-footed, Pink-footed, Sooty, Short-tailed, Manx, Fluttering Shearwater
Shearwaters
Petrels, etc.
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Wilson's, Grey-backed and Black-bellied Storm-Petrel
Storm-Petrels
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Common Diving-Petrel
Diving-Petrels
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Little, Australasian, Pied-billed, Hoary-headed, Great Crested, Horned, Black-necked/Eared, Western and Clark's Grebes
Grebes
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Greater Flamingo
Flamingos
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Painted, Storm's, White, Black-necked Stork/Jabiru
Storks
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: African Sacred, Australian White, Straw-necked, Hadeda, American White, Scarlet, Glossy, Red Kangaroo; Eurasian, Royal, African, Yellow-billed, Roseate Spoonbill
Ibises
Spoonbills
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Australasian, Little, Australian Little Bittern; Black-crowned, Rufous/Nankeen, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron; Striated, Grey, Great Blue, Cocoi, White-necked, Great-billed, Purple, Pied, White-faced, Little Blue Heron; Indian, Chinese, Pond-Heron; Cattle, Great, Eastern Great, Intermediate, Little, Snowy, Eastern Reef Egret
Heron, Egrets
Bitterns
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Red-billed, Red-tailed, White-tailed Tropicbird/Bosunbird
Tropicbirds/
Bosunbirds
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Magnificent, Greater, Lesser, Christmas Island Frigatebird
Frigatebirds
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Great White, Australian, American White, Brown/Peruvian Pelican
Pelicans
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Northern, Australian Gannet; Abbott's, Blue-footed, Peruvian, Masked, Nazca, Red-footed, Brown Booby
Gannets,
Boobies
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Pelagic, Little Pied, Brandts, Black-faced, Double-crested, Large Pied, Little Black, Great, Cape, Red-faced Cormorant; Imperial, Campbell Island, Auckland Islands, Stewart Island, European Shag
Cormorants,
Shags
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Anhinga; Oriental, Australasian Darter
Darters,
Anhinga
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Turkey, Greater Yellow-headed, Black Vultures, Californian Condor
New World
Vultures
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Red-throated, Crested Caracara; Laughing, Brown, Black, Peregrine Falcon; Black-thighed Falconet; Lesser, Common, Nankeen/Australian, American Kestrel; Oriental, Australian Hobby
Falcons,
Caracaras
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: North American, Eastern Osprey; Jerdon's, Pacific Baza; European and Oriental Honey-Buzzard; Black-breasted, Common Buzzard; Square-tailed, Pearl, Black-winged, Black-shouldered, White-tailed, Letter-winged, Snail, Plumbeous, Red, Black, Whistling, Brahminy Kite; White-bellied Sea-Eagle, African Fish-Eagle, Bald, Wedge-tailed, Little, Rufous-bellied Eagle; Crested Serpent-Eagle; Changeable, Blyth's, Wallace's Hawk-Eagle; Western Marsh, Spotted, Swamp, Northern/Hen, Montagu's Harrier; Crested, Grey, Brown, Christmas Island, Cooper's, Red Goshawk; Shikra; Collared Sparrowhawk; Common Black, Savanna, Swainson's, Red-tailed Hawk
Eagles,
Hawks etc.
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Kori, Australian Bustard
Bustards
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Lord Howe Woodhen, Weka; Buff-banded, Virginia, Chestnut Rail; White-breasted Waterhen; Sora; Red-necked, Australian Spotted, Spotless, White-browed Crake; Pale-vented Bush-hen; Purple Swamphen; Common, Dusky, Moorhen; Black-tailed, Tasmanian Native-hen; Red-knobbed, Common, American Coot
Rails, Coots,
Crakes, etc.
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Sarus, Sandhill Crane; Brolga
Cranes,
Brolga
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Limpkin
Limpkin
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Painted Buttonquail
Buttonquails
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Eurasian Thick-knee; Spotted Dikkop; Bush, Beach Stone-Curlew
Stone-Curlews
Thick-knees
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: South Island (Pied), Eurasian, African, Black, American, Pied and Sooty Oystercatcher
Oystercatchers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Black-winged, White-headed, Black, Black-necked and Banded Stilt; Pied, American and Red-necked Avocet
Stilts,
Avocets
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Northern, Yellow-wattled, Banded, Masked, Blacksmith, River, Red-wattled and Southern Lapwing; Red-kneed, Inland and Black-fronted Dotterel; Eurasian Golden, Pacific Golden, American Golden, Grey/Black-bellied, Common Ringed, Semi-palmated, Little Ringed, Kittlitz's, Kentish/Snowy, White-fronted, Red-capped, Double-banded, Lesser Sand, Greater Sand and Hooded Plover; Killdeer
Lapwings,
Plovers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Greater/Australian Painted Snipe
Painted-Snipes
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: African, Comb-crested and Wattled Jacana
Jacanas
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Plains-wanderer
Plains-wanderer
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: New Zealand, Latham's, Swinhoe's and Common Snipe; Short-billed and Long-billed Dowitchers; Black-tailed, Bar-tailed and Marbled Godwit; Little, Eurasian, Long-billed and Eastern Curlew; Whimbrel; Spotted and Common Redshank; Common Greenshank; Marsh, Solitary, Wood, Terek, Common, Spotted, Western, Least, White-rumped, Pectoral, Sharp-tailed, Rock, Curlew and Broad-billed Sandpiper; Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs; Grey-tailed and Wandering Tattler; Willet; Ruddy Turnstone; Great and Red Knot; Sanderling; Little, Red-necked, Temminck's and Long-toed Stint; Dunlin; Ruff; Red-necked and Grey/Red Phalarope
Sandpipers,
Snipe etc
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Australian and Oriental Pratincole
Pratincoles
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Pacific, Black-tailed, Heermann's, Mew/Common, Ring-billed, Great Black-backed, California, Kelp, Glaucous-winged, Western, Glaucous, Herring, Slaty-backed, Yellow-legged, Lesser Black-backed, King/Hartlaub's, Silver, Red-billed, Black-billed, Black-headed, Little and Laughing; Black-legged and Red-legged Kittiwake
Gulls,
Kittiwakes
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Gull-billed, Caspian, Elegant, Lesser Crested, Crested, Sandwich, Black-naped, Roseate, White-fronted, Common, Arctic, Antarctic, Forster's, Little, Least, Fairy, Bridled, Sooty, Black-fronted, Whiskered, White-winged Black, Common White and Large-billed Tern; Common, Black, Blue/Grey and Lesser Noddy; Grey Ternlet; Black Skimmer
Terns, Noddies
Skimmers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Brown Skua; Pomarine and Parasitic/Arctic Jaeger
Skuas, Jaegers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Common, Thick-billed Murre/Guillemot; Black Guillemot; Razorbill; Ancient Murrelet; Parakeet, Crested and Least Auklet; Atlantic, Horned and Tufted Puffin
Auks, Murres
Puffins
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Rock, Ring-necked, Eurasian Collared, Laughing, Spotted, Emerald, Diamond, Peaceful, Bar-shouldered, Mourning, Eared, Inca and White-tipped Dove; Brown Cuckoo-dove; Ruddy, Ecuador and Croaking Ground-Dove; Banded, Wompoo, Rose-crowned and Superb Fruit-Dove; Speckled, Common Wood, White-headed, Pale-vented, Crested, Spinifex, Squatter, Wonga New Zealand and Topknot Pigeon; White-quilled and Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon; Christmas Island, Pied Imperial/Torres Strait and Mountain Imperial-Pigeon; Common, Brush and Flock Bronzewing
Doves,
Pigeons
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Yellow-tailed, Red-tailed, Glossy and Long-billed/Baudin's Black-Cockatoo; Gang-gang, Major Mitchell's, Palm and Sulphur-crested Cockatoo; Galah; Long-billed and Little Corella; Cockatiel
Cockatoos,
Cockatiel
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Rainbow, Scaly-breasted, Varied, Musk and Little Lorikeet; Green, Crimson, Pale-headed, Eastern and Northern Rosella; Australian Ringneck; Red-capped, Red-rumped, Mulga, Hooded, Golden-shouldered, Bourke's, Blue-winged, Rock, Orange-bellied, Turquoise, Scarlet-chested, Red-cheeked, Eclectus, Australian King, Red-winged, Superb, Regent, Blue-headed, Orange-winged and Mealy Parrot; Blue Bonnet; Norfolk Island, Red-crowned, Yellow-crowned, Rose-ringed, Long-tailed, Maroon-tailed, Grey-cheeked, Orange-chinned and Cobalt-winged Parakeet; Blue and Yellow, Chestnut-fronted and Red-bellied Macaw;  Pacific and Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet; Double-eyed Fig-Parrot; Budgerigar
Parrots,
Lorikeets, etc
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Hoatzin
Hoatzin
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Indian, Oriental, Pallid, Banded Bay, Brush, Chestnut-breasted, Fan-tailed, Channel-billed and Striped Cuckoo; Little, Shining and Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo; Asian and Australian Koel; Sirkeer and Raffles Malkoha, Pheasant, Short-toed and Great Coucals; Greater and Smooth-billed Ani
Cuckoos, Koels
Coucals, Anis
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Eastern Barn Owl
Barn Owls
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Spectacled, Snowy, Little, Burrowing, Powerful, Rufous and Barking Owl; Spotted Eagle-Owl; Buffy Fish-Owl; Brown Wood-Owl; Eurasian, Pacific/Peruvian Pygmy-Owl; Brown and Christmas Island Hawk-Owl; Spotted Owlet; Southern Boobook
Typical/Hawk
Owls
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Tawny and Papuan Frogmouth
Frogmouths
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Oilbird
Oilbird
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Great Potoo
Potoos
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Common Nighthawk; White-throated, White-tailed, Red-necked and Large-tailed Nightjar; Common Pauraque
Nightjars
Nighthawks
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Australian Owlet-Nightjar
Owlet-Nightjars
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: White-collared, Vaux's, Short-tailed, Alpine, Common, Pallid and House Swift; White-rumped and Black-nest Swiftlet; Silver-rumped Spinetail; White-throated Needletail; Fork-tailed Palm-Swift
Swifts
Needletails
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Grey-rumped and Whiskered Treeswift
Treeswifts
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Green, Tawny-bellied, White-bearded and Little Hermit; White-tailed Sabrewing; Green and Sparkling Violet-ear; Black-throated Mango; Tufted Coquette; Blue-chinned Sapphire; Western, White-chested and Andean Emerald; Copper-rumped, Magnificent, Rufous-tailed, Speckled, Black-chinned, Rufous, Scintillant, Volcano and Anna's Hummingbird; White-throated Mountain-gem; Fawn-breasted Brilliant; Buff-tailed Coronet; Brown and Collared Inca; Gorgeted Sunangel; Booted Racket-tail; Violet-tailed Sylph; Purple-throated Woodstar
Hummingbirds
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Scarlet-rumped, Slaty-tailed, Black-tailed, Ecuadorean, White-tailed, Collared, Masked, Guianan (Violaceous) and Gartered Trogons
Trogons
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Indian Roller; Asian Dollarbird
Dollarbirds
Rollers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher; Laughing and Blue-winged Kookaburra; Brown-winged, Stork-billed, White-throated, Forest, Red-backed, Collared, Sacred, Yellow-billed, Common, Blue-eared, Azure, Little, Amazon, Green, Belted, Ringed and Pied Kingfisher
Kingfishers
Kookaburras
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of:  Blue-crowned Motmot
Motmots
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: White-fronted, Little, Little Green, Blue-throated, Blue-tailed, Rainbow and Southern Carmine Bee-eaters
Bee-eaters
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Eurasian Hoopoe
Hoopoes
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Bushy-crested, Oriental Pied, Black, Rhinoceros and Helmeted Hornbills
Hornbills
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Crimson-rumped Toucanet; Many-banded Aracari; Channel-billed and Cuvier's/White-throated Toucans; Toucan, Fire-tufted and Gold-whiskered Barbets
Toucans Barbets
Aracaris
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Speckled Piculet, Acorn, Black-cheeked, Red-crowned, Yellow-crowned, Nuttall's, Downy, Hairy, White-headed, Eurasian Three-toed, Black-backed, Golden-green, Pileated, Black, Crimson-crested, Laced, Maroon, Orange-backed and Buff-rumped Woodpeckers; Red-breasted Sapsucker; Northern Flicker; Common, Black-rumped and Greater Flamebacks
Woodpeckers
Piculets
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Rufous-tailed Jacamar
Jacamars
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: White-whiskered Puffbird, Black-fronted and White-fronted Nunbirds
Puffbirds
Nunbirds

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2 of 2 Passerines (Song-birds)

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Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Riflebird, New Zealand Rock Wren/South Island Wren
New Zealand
Wrens
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Asian Green, Black-and-red, Long-tailed and Banded Broadbill
Broadbills
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Red-bellied, Mangrove, Rainbow and Noisy Pittas
Pittas
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: White-bearded Manakin
Manakins
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Black-tailed Tityra; Pink-throated Becard; Andean Cock-of-the-rock
Contingas
Cock-of-the-rock
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Forest and Yellow-bellied Elaenias; Tawny-crowned Pygmy-Tyrant; Ochre-bellied, Yellow-olive, Yellow-breasted, Yellowish, Black-capped, Hammond's, Vermilion, Piratic, Social, Golden-crowned, Boat-billed and Fork-tailed Flycatchers; Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher; Black Phoebe; Tropical, Western and Eastern Wood-Peewees; Pied Water-Tyrant; Lesser and Greater Kiskadees; Tropical, Western and Gray Kingbirds
New World
Flycatchers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Great, Collared and Barred Antshrikes; Plain Antvireo; White-bellied Antbird
Antbirds
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Spillmann's Tapaculo
Tapaculos
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Moustached and Spectacled Antpittas
Antpittas
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Pale-legged Hornero
Horneros
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Plain-brown, Cocoa, Streak-headed and Montane Woodcreepers
Woodcreepers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Superb Lyrebird
Lyrebirds
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Tooth-billed, Golden, Regent, Satin, Spotted, Great and Fawn-breasted Bowerbirds; Spotted and Green Catbirds
Bowerbirds
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: White-throated, White-browed, Red-browed, Brown, Black-tailed and Rufos Treecreepers
Australo-Papuan
Treecreepers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Red-backed, White-winged, Superb, Splendid, Variegated, Lovely and Purple-crowned Fairywrens; Grey, Carpentarian, Kalkadoon and Eyrean Grasswrens
Fairywrens
Grasswrens
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Tui, New Zealand Bellbird, Black-headed, Strong-billed, Crescent, Yellow-throated, Tawny-breasted, Macleay's, Bridled, Eungella, Yellow-faced, Varied, Mangrove, Singing, Yellow, White-gaped, White-eared, Yellow-tufted, Grey-headed, Yellow-tinted, Fuscous, Grey-fronted, Yellow-plumed, White-plumed, Graceful, Yellow-spotted, Lewin's, White-lined, Blue-faced, White-naped, White-throated, Black-chinned, White-streaked, Brown-headed, Striped, Spiny-cheeked, Brown, New Holland, White-cheeked, Tawny-crowned, Green-backed, Brown-backed, Bar-breasted, Rufous-banded, Rufous-throated, Banded, Black and Pied Honeyeaters; Dusky, Red-headed and Scarlet Honeyeaters/Myzomelas; Bell, Noisy, Yellow-throated and Black-eared Miners; Little, Helmeted, Silver-crowned and Noisy Friarbirds; Western, Little, Yellow and Red Wattlebirds; Eastern Spinebill; Crimson, Yellow, Orange and White-fronted Chats; Gibberbird
Honeyeaters
Friarbirds, Chats
Wattlebirds
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Western and Rufous Bristlebirds
Bristlebirds
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Spotted and Striated Pardalotes
Pardalotes
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Rockwarbler/Origma; Striated Fieldwren; Speckled Warbler; Fernwren; Yellow-throated, White-browed, Tasmanian, Atherton, Beccari's/Tropical and Large-billed Scrubwren; Speckled Warbler; Weebill; Brown, Norfolk Island, Mangrove, Dusky, Large-billed, Green-backed, Fairy and White-throated Gerygones; Striated, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Chestnut-rumped, Buff-rumped, Inland, Brown, Tasmanian and Mountain Thornbills, Southern Whiteface
Thornbills
Scrubwrens
Gerygones
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Grey-crowned, Halls, White-browed and Chestnut-crowned Babblers
Australo-Papuan
Babblers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Logrunner and Chowchilla
Logrunner
Chowchilla
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Chestnut, Cinnamon and Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrushes; Eastern Whipbird; Chirruping Wedgebill
Quail-thrushes
Whipbirds
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Yellow-breasted Boatbill
Yellow-breasted
Boatbill
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Black-backed, Grey, Pied and Black Butcherbirds; Australian Magpie; Pied, Black and Grey Currawongs; White-breasted, Masked, White-browed, Black-faced, Dusky and Little Woodswallows
Butcherbirds
Currawongs
Woodswallows
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Green Iora
Ioras
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Ground, Black-faced, Yellow-eyed/Barred and White-bellied Cuckooshrikes; Slender-billed Cicadabird; White-winged and Varied Trillers; Grey-chinned, Long-tailed and Scarlet Minivets; Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike
Cuckooshrikes
Trillers
Minivets
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Varied Sitella
Varied
Sitella
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Crested Shrike-Tit
Crested
Shrike-Tit
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Olive, Gilbert's, Grey/Brown, Golden, Mangrove Golden, Rufous and White-breasted Whistlers
Whistlers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Tiger, Red-backed, Brown, Bay-backed, Long-tailed, Grey-backed, Loggerhead, Great Grey/Northern and Woodchat Shrikes
Shrikes
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Western Warbling Vireo, Golden-fronted Greenlet
Vireos
Greenlets
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Green Figbird; Olive-backed and Green (Yellow) Orioles
Old World
Orioles
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Little, Bowers, Sandstone and Grey Shrike-thrushes; Crested Bellbird
Shrike-thrushes
Crested Bellbird
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Black, Ashy, Bronzed and Spangled Drongos
Drongos
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: White-throated, Pied, Northern, Mangrove Grey, Grey, Rufous and Arafura Fantails; Willie-Wagtail
Fantails
Willie-Wagtail
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Black-winged, Black-faced, White-eared, Frilled and Pied Monarch; Magpie-Lark; Leaden, Satin, Broad-billed, Restless and Shining Flycatchers
Monarch
Flycatchers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Brown, Siberian, Turquoise, Violaceous and Steller's Jay; Western Scrub-Jay; Azure-winged, Yellow-billed and Black-billed Magpies; Rufous Treepie; Red-billed Chough; Eurasian Jackdaw; House, American, Hooded, Carrion, Large-billed and Torresian Crows; Rook; Australian, Little, Forest and Common Ravens
Ravens, Crows
Jays, Magpies
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: White-winged Chough; Apostlebird.
Apostlebird
White-winged
Chough
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Trumpet Manucode, Paradise, Victoria's and Magnificent Riflebird.
Birds of
Paradise
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: White-browed, Buff-sided, Grey-headed, White-faced, Pale-yellow, Eastern Yellow, Mangrove, Hooded, Dusky, Pacific, Scarlet, Red-capped, Pink and Flame Robins; Jacky Winter; Lemon-bellied and Yellow-legged Flycatchers; Northern Scrub-Robin; Tomtit.
Australo-Papuan
Robins
Flycatchers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Bohemian, Cedar Waxwing; Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher.
Waxwings
Silky-flycatchers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Black-capped and Mountain Chickadee; Coal, Great, Blue and Long-tailed Tit; Oak Titmouse; Bushtit.
Chickadees
Tits
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Mangrove, Blue and White, White-backed, Tree, White-winged, Violet-green, Northern Rough-winged, Southern Rough-winged, Barn, Pacific, Welcome, Wire-tailed, Red-rumped, Striated and Cliff Swallows; Purple, Caribbean, Gray-breasted, Rock, Tree, Fairy and Northern House Martins.
Swallows
Martins
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Horsfield's/Australasian Bushlark; Crested, Thekla and Horned Larks; Eurasian Skylark.
Larks
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Levaillant's, Zitting and Golden-headed Cisticolas; Yellow-bellied, Plain, Ashy and Karoo Prinias.
Cisticolas
Prinias
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Straw-headed, Striated, Black-crested, Red-whiskered, Light-vented, Cape, Himalayan, Red-evented, Red-eyed, Ochraceous, Ashy and Mountain Bulbuls.
Bulbuls
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Common and Dark-necked Tailorbirds; Tawny and Little Grassbirds; Brown and Rufous Songlarks; Spinifexbird; Cape Grass-Warbler; Australian Reed-Warbler; Sedge, Willow and Sardinian Warblers; Common Chiffchaff; Common Whitethroat; Blackcap.
Old World
Warblers
Songlarks
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: White-chested, Ferruginous, Abbott's, Scarly-crowned, Golden, Common, Striated, Large Grey and Jungle Babblers; Masked, Black, Chestnut-capped and Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrushes; Silver-eared Mesia; Blue-winged Minla; White-browed and Mountain Fulvettas; Long-tailed Sibia; Stripe-throated Yuhina.
Old World
Babblers
Laughingthrushes
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Cape, Everett's, Christmas Island, Slender-billed and Yellow White-eyes; Silvereye.
White-eyes
Silvereye
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Goldcrest
Goldcrest
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Rufous-naped, Fasciated, Marsh, Bewick's, Winter and House Wrens; Gray-breasted Wood-Wren.
Wrens
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Long-billed Gnatwren, Tropical Gnatcatcher.
Gnatcatchers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Pygmy, White-breasted, Red-breasted and Blue Nuthatches.
Nuthatches
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Eurasian, American Treecreeper
Northern
Hemisphere
Treecreepers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Black-capped Donacobius; Northern, Tropical and Long-tailed Mockingbirds.
Donacobius
Mockingbirds
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Metallic, Common, Spotless, Asian Pied, Black-collared and Red-winged Starlings; Common, Bank and Jungle Mynas.
Starlings
Mynas
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Bassian, Island, Song, Mistle, Great, Austral, Mountain, Black-billed, Cocoa, Clay-coloured, Swainson's and Spectacled Thrushes; Blue Whistling-Thrush; Western and Mountain Bluebirds; Townsend and Black-faced Solitaires; Black-billed and Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrushes; Eurasian Blackbird; White-necked and American Robin.
Thrushes
Bluebirds
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: European Robin; Bluethroat; Oriental Magpie-Robin; White-rumped Shama; Blue-fronted Redstart; White-capped and Plumbeous Water-Redstarts; Slaty-backed Forktail; Whinchat; Common Stonechat; Grey Bushchat; Northern Wheatear; Blue Rock-Thrush; Dark-sided, Ferruginous, European Pied, Rufous-gorgeted, Rufous-chested, Little Pied, Verditer and Malaysian Blue Flycatchers, Rufous-bellied Niltava.
Old World
Flycatchers
Redstarts
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: White-throated and American Dippers
Dippers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Greater Green, Lesser Green and Orange-bellied Leafbirds.
Leafbirds
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Yellow-rumped and Orange-bellied Flowerpeckers; Mistletoebird; Plain, Plain-throated, Ruby-cheeked, Orange-breasted, Olive-backed, Long-billed, Malachite and Black-throated Sunbirds; Grey-breasted, Bornean and Streaked Spiderhunters; Cape Sugarbird.
Flowerpeckers
Mistletoebird
Sunbirds
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: House, Spanish, Russet, Eurasian Tree and Cape Sparrows; Chestnut-shouldered Petronia.
Old World
Sparrows
Petronias
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Cape and Streaked Weavers; Red and Yellow Bishops.
Weavers
Bishops
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Painted, Beautiful and Diamond Firetails; Red-browed, Crimson, Star, Plum-headed, Masked, Long-tailed, Black-throated, Zebra, Double-barred and Gouldian Finches; Blue-faced Parrot-Finch; Scaly-breasted, Yellow-rumped and Chestnut-breasted Mannikins/Munias; Java Sparrow; Pictorella Mannikin.
Estrildid
Finches
Firetails
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Alpine, Rufous-streaked/Altai and Hedge Accentors/Dunnock.
Accentors
Dunnocks
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: White/Pied, Citrine, Yellow and Grey Wagtails; Paddyfield, Australasian, Olive-backed, Meadow, Rosy and Rock Pipits.
Pipits
Wagtails
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Eurasian Chaffinch; Brambling; European Serin; European Greenfinch; Pine Siskin; Lesser and European Goldfinches; Hoary Redpoll; Twite; Eurasian Linnet; Plain Mountain-Finch; Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch; House Finch; Eurasian Bullfinch and Evening Grosbeak.
Fringillid
Finches
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Tropical Parula; Tennessee, Flame-throated, Black-throated Green, Black-cheeked, Black-and-white, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Townsend's, MacGillivray's, Wilson's, Russet-crowned and Golden-crowned Warblers.
New World/
Wood Warblers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Crested Oropendola; Yellow-rumped Cacique; Bullock's Oriole; Shiny Cowbird; Yellow-hooded, Scrub, Red-winged, Tricolored, Brewers, Red-breasted and Yellow-headed Blackbirds; Great-tailed and Carib Grackles; Western Meadowlark.
New World
Orioles
Blackbirds
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Bananaquit.
Bananaquit
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Crested, Cape, Red-headed, Reed and Snow Buntings; Yellowhammer; Lapland Longspur; Vesper, Lincoln's, Fox, Song, Rufous-collared, White-crowned, Savannah and Chipping Sparrows; Dark-eyed Junco; Collared Warbling-Finch; Blue-black and Dull-coloreds Grassquit; Spotted and Californian Towhees; Large-footed and Yellow-thighed Finch; Red-capped Cardinal; Blue Grosbeak.
New World
Sparrows
Buntings
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: White-lined, Masked Crimson, Silver-beaked, Silver-throated, Blue-gray, Palm, Turquoise, Bay-headed Flame-colored and Western Tanagers; Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager; Dusky and Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager; Red-crowned Ant-Tanager; Purple and Green Honeycreepers; Bicolored Conebill; Slaty and Masked Flowerpiercer; Violaceous Euphonia.
Tanagers
Honeycreepers
Flowerpiercers
Click here to enter gallery and see photos of: Black-headed and Golden-bellied Grosbeaks; Grayish and Streaked Saltators.
Cardinals
Saltators

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Recent Additions: (Most recent on left - use scroll bar for earlier ones; hold cursor over thumbnail to see date and changes)

Click here to enter Broad-billed Sandpiper photo gallery
Broad-billed
Sandpiper
Click here to enter Black-breasted Buzzard photo gallery
Black-breasted
Buzzard
Click here to enter Black Butcherbird photo gallery
Black
Butcherbird
Click here to enter Little Eagle photo gallery
Little
Eagle
Click here to enter Grey Shrike-thrush photo gallery
Grey
Shrike-thrush
Click here to enter Bower's Shrike-thrush photo gallery
Bower's
Shrike-thrush
Click here to enter Sand Monitor photo gallery
Sand
Monitor
Click here to enter Emu photo gallery
Emu
Click here to enter Tommy Rounhead photo gallery
Tommy
Rounhead
Click here to enter Freckled Monitor photo gallery
Freckled
Monitor
Click here to enter Merten's Water Monitor photo gallery
Merten's
Water Monitor
Click here to enter Golden Whistler photo gallery
Golden
Whistler
Click here to enter Gilbert's Dragon photo gallery
Gilbert's
Dragon
Click here to enter Scarlet Honeyeater photo gallery
Scarlet
Honeyeater
Click here to enter Frilled Lizard photo gallery
Frilled
Lizard
Click here to enter Nobbi Dragon photo gallery
Nobbi
Dragon
Click here to enter Ring-tailed Dragon photo gallery
Ring-tailed
Dragon
Click here to enter Crimson Rosella photo gallery
Crimson
Rosella
Click here to enter Eastern Spinebill photo gallery
Eastern
Spinebill
Click here to enter Mallee Dragon photo gallery
Mallee
Dragon
Click here to enter Tooth-billed Bowerbird photo gallery
Tooth-billed
Bowerbird
Click here to enter Southern Rock Agama photo gallery
Southern
Rock Agama
Click here to enter Central Bearded Dragon photo gallery
Central
Bearded Dragon
Click here to enter Wood Sandpiper photo gallery
Wood
Sandpiper
Click here to enter Water Dragon photo gallery
Water
Dragon
Click here to enter Australian Reed-Warbler photo gallery
Australian
Reed-Warbler
Click here to enter Boyd's Forest Dragon photo gallery
Boyd's
Forest Dragon
Click here to enter Little Black Cormorant photo gallery
Little Black
Cormorant
Click here to enter Common Tree Snake photo gallery
Common
Tree Snake
Click here to enter White-bellied Sea-Eagle photo gallery
White-bellied
Sea-Eagle
Click here to enter Grey Teal photo gallery
Grey
Teal
Click here to enter Spot-crowned Woodcreeper photo gallery
Spot-crowned
Woodcreeper
Click here to enter Common Boa Constrictor photo gallery
Common
Boa Constrictor
Click here to enter Southern Cassowary photo gallery
Southern
Cassowary
Click here to enter Mangrove Pit Viper photo gallery
Mangrove
Pit Viper
Click here to enter Latham's Snipe photo gallery
Latham's
Snipe
Click here to enter Yellow-faced Honeyeater photo gallery
Yellow-faced
Honeyeater
Click here to enter Arafura File Snake photo gallery
Arafura
File Snake
Click here to enter Freckled Duck photo gallery
Freckled
Duck
Click here to enter Keelback  photo gallery
Keelback
Click here to enter Sarus Crane photo gallery
Sarus
Crane
Click here to enter Pink-eared Duck photo gallery
Pink-eared
Duck
Click here to enter Silvereye  photo gallery
Silvereye
Click here to enter Siamang  photo gallery
Siamang
Click here to enter Crab-eating Macaque photo gallery
Crab-eating
Macaque
Click here to enter House Mouse photo gallery
House
Mouse
Click here to enter Golden Bowerbird photo gallery
Golden
Bowerbird
Click here to enter Tooth-billed Bowerbird photo gallery
Tooth-billed
Bowerbird
Click here to enter Southern Pig-tailed Macaque photo gallery
Pig-tailed
Macaque
Click here to enter Gray-bellied Night Monkey photo gallery
Gray-bellied
Night Monkey
Click here to enter Bornean Orangutan photo gallery
Bornean
Orangutan
Click here to enter Pygmy Marmoset photo gallery
Pygmy
Marmoset
Click here to enter Dusky Leaf-monkey photo gallery
Dusky
Leaf-monkey
Click here to enter Lesser Black Whip Snake photo gallery
Lesser Black
Whip Snake
Click here to enter Sombre Whip Snake photo gallery
Sombre
Whip Snake

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News

29 November 2013: Digital Edition of Pizzey & Knight

Great News! the Pizzey and Knight Birds of Australia Digital Edition has at last been published. The Windows PC version is available from www.gibbonmm.com.au and the iPad, iPhone and iPad version is available from the iTunes store. You can check it out here: www.gibbonmm.com.au/tour/PKBA_iOS.aspx and here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/pizzey-knight-birds-australia/id714625973?mt=8. The Android version has not yet been published but is due before Christmas.

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14 October 2013: Bird of the Week Google Group

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20 April 2013: Removal of Little Eagle Photos

The two photos of a supposedly immature Little Eagle have been identified as of an immature Black Breasted Buzzard. Ian has deleted the Little Eagle Gallery and moved the two photos to the Black-breasted gallery. Ian apologises for any confusion that this may have added to the difficult topic of raptor identification.

19 January 2012: Organisation of Australian Birds

Two changes are underway:

The switch to BirdLife International is for the following reasons:

The green zone next and previous family links have already been updated. The pages of family thumbnails are progressively being changed and each species thumbnail on these updated pages is qualified with (Aus, NZ), (Aus) or (NZ) to indicate whether the species on the accepted list of each country.

12 August 2011: Layout of Photo Galleries

Ian has finished revising the layout of the photo galleries to make them easier to use. The differences include:

Inclusion of Photos of Captive Birds

Up till now Ian has included only photos of wild birds in the website. Sometimes he gets requests for species that he has photographed in captivity, so he has decided to include some of special interest if they are photographed in natural-looking environments. The location name will be specified as 'in captivity'. The first examples are the Little Penguin and the Malleefowl.

24 February 2011: Taxonomic Index to Australian Birds

Ian has introduced an index or chart showing all the orders and families of birds that occur in Australia (the main list of Christidis & Boles, 2008) with links from the families to the corresponding pages of Australasian thumbnails. There are 23 orders and 103 families of Australian birds; all except 5 of these families are represented in this website. These 5 families are included in the chart (without links) so that you can see which ones are missing and where they are placed in the taxonomic hierarchy.

The chart can be found by following the grey navigation button 'Indices to Australian Birds' (replacing 'Index to Australian Birds') present on all main pages and clicking the sub-ordinate grey button labelled 'Australian Taxonomic Index" on the Australian Alphabetic Index page.

20 February 2011: Links between Australasian Families

Ian has completed replacing the global next/previous family links between Australasian bird families in the Australasian thumbnail pages so that they follow the order in Christidis & Boles (2008) and include only families represented in Australia. These Australasian family links are highlighted with green backgrounds, matching the background colour of Australasian thumbnails.

The background colours of the links to thumbnail pages have also been changed. This means that if you are only interested in Australasian birds and families, you can remain in the green Australasian 'zone' and move forwards and backwards through the Australasian families and species. The background colour of the alphabetical index pages have been changed too. Have a look at the Australian Index to see the new look.

22 July 2010: Conservation- and/or Education-Related Projects

Most of Ian's clients buy digital images for use in conservation- and/or education-related projects. He offers images for these projects at prices ranging from 30 to 60 Australian Dollars (plus 10% GST for Australian residents) depending on size. See the new Image Purchases page for details. Commercial prices are by negotiation. The new page also includes a Guide to Image Sizes that relates the digital images size (in pixels) to the required display or print size and density ('resolution').

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High-resolution Originals

The photos in this site are from high-resolution originals suitable for printing (unless qualified with the comment 'for the record' or 'poor image quality') with a minimum length of 1,200 pixels along the longest side.

Contact Ian about fees for publication or commercial use of photos (see section on image purchases).

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Browsing the Galleries

Each photo gallery is a collection of one or more photos of a single species. Species are organised into their taxonomic families by way of global family index pages that contain one thumbnail image for each species. Families are organised in taxonomic sequence by previous and next links between the global index pages. The global index pages are supplemented, where appropriate, by regional index pages contain subsets of the global thumbnails to show which species occur in each of the major regions: Australasia; the New World (the Americas) and the Old World (Eurasian and Africa).

You can access the family index pages by using the thumbnails in the Instant Link to Families above, or by searching by English bird names in either the Global or regional Alphabetical Index pages:

These Alphabetic Indexes are accessible using the grey navigation buttons at the top of all the main pages and all the family index pages.

The background colours of regional family thumbnails are as follows:

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In this site you can:

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