Birds of Australia

Bird Species Found in Australia

Parrots / Psittacines found in Australia – please scroll down for all others

Photos of Birds found in Australia

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Forest Birds A through G

Apostlebird or Grey Jumper (Struthidea cinerea) – Native to Australia

Atherton Scrubwren (Sericornis keri) – Range: Wet Tropics of Australia

Australasian Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae)

Australasian / Australian Treecreepers (Red-browed Treecreeper, Climacteris erythrops; Rufous Treecreeper, Climacteris rufa; White-throated Treecreeper, Cormobates leucophaeus)

Australian Brush-turkey, also frequently called the Scrub Turkey (Alectura lathami) – Range: Eastern Australia from Far North Queensland to Illawarra in New South Wales

Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis) aka Bush Turkey – Range: Northern Australia

Australian Logrunner (Orthonyx temminckii) – Range: Eastern Australia

Australo-Papuan or Australasian Babblers (Pomatostomidae) aka pseudo-babblers

Bassian Thrush (Zoothura lunulata) aka Olive-tailed Thrush – Range: Southeastern Australia

Bee-eaters (Meropidae) – includes the Rainbow Bee-eaters (Merops ornatus) common in southern Australi. Migrate north during the winter into northern Australia

Birds of Paradise (Paradisaeidae) – Range: Northeastern Australia

Black-faced Monarch (Monarcha melanopsis) – Range: Eastern seaboard of Australia

Brown Songlark (Cincloramphus cruralis) aka Australian Songlark

Brown Treecreeper (Climacteris picumnus) – Range: Eastern Australia

Brown Quail aka Swamp Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora) – Range: Northern, eastern, south-eastern and south-western Australia

Butcherbirds (Cracticus)

California Quail (Callipepla californica) – Range: Introduced into Australia

Canary White-eyes aka Yellow White-eyes or Australian Yellow White-eyes (Zosterops luteus) – Endemic forest bird

Chestnut-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus ruficeps)

Chowchillas (Orthonyx spaldingii) – Endemic

Common Cicadabirds (Coracina tenuirostris) – also known as Slender-billed Cicadabirds or simply Cicadabirds

Common Myna or Indian or Talking Myna (Acridotheres tristis)

Crimson Chats (Epthianura tricolor)

Fairy Wrens, Emy-wrens & Grasswrens (Maluridae)

Figbirds (Sphecotheres viridis) – Range: Northern and eastern Australia, and the islands nearby

Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea)

Flowerpeckers

Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis)

Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) – Range: Australian mangroves

Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis)

Grey Fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa) – Range: Common in all parts of Australia except western desert areas

Hall’s Babblers (Pomatostomus halli)

House Sparrows aka English Sparrows (Passer domesticus)

Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera)

Lord Howe Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis tephropleurus), also known as the Lord Howe White-eye, Lord Howe Island White-eye or, locally, as the “Little Grinnell” – Endemic to Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea, part of New South Wales, Australia.

Lyrebirds – includes the Albert’s Lyrebird (Menura alberti) found in the ubtropical rainforests of Australia, in a small area on the state border between New South Wales and Queensland

Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) – Range: It occupies semi-arid mallee scrub on the fringes of the relatively fertile areas of southern Australia, where it is now reduced to three separate populations: the Murray-Murrumbidgee basin, west of Spencer Gulf along the fringes of the Simpson Desert, and the semi-arid fringe of Western Australia’s fertile south-west corner.

Narcissus Flycatcher (Ficedula narcissina)

Noisy Friarbird (Philemon corniculatus) aka Leatherhead – Range: Eastern and south-eastern Australia, from north-eastern Queensland to north-eastern Victoria

Norfolk Island Pacific Robin (Petroica multicolor multicolor), also known as the Norfolk Island Scarlet Robin or Norfolk Island Robin

Norfolk Island Triller (Lalage leucopyga leucopyga) – Extinct species. Was endemic to Norfolk Island, an Australian territory in the Tasman Sea

Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) – Range: Northern and eastern Australia

Olive-backed Sunbird aka Yellow-bellied Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) – Range: Northeast Australia

Orange-footed Scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt) – Northern Australia

Painted Buttonquail (Turnix varia)

Pardalotes (Pardalotidae)

Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus)

Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis)

Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii)

Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata) – Range: Southern Australia

Restless Flycatcher (Myiagra inquieta)

Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) – Range: East coast of Australia

Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)

Silvereye or Wax-eye (Zosterops lateralis)

Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius)

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus) – Range: South-east of South Australia (including Kangaroo Island and Adelaide) and the tip of the Eyre Peninsula, through all of Victoria, Tasmania, coastal and sub-coastal New South Wales and Queensland, through the Brisbane area and extending inland – north to the Dawson River and west to Blackall; it is a common bird in the suburbs of Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

Trumpet Manucodes (Bird of Paradise) – Range: Lowland rainforests of northeastern Australia

Variegated Fairy-wrens (Malurus lamberti)

Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela) – Found along much of the tropical and sub-tropical coastal hinterland of eastern Australia, from about the Sydney area to the tip of Cape York Peninsula, in the moister part of the Kimberley, and throughout the Top End

Western Wattlebird (Anthochaera lunulata) – Range: South-western Western Australia

White-browed Babblers (Pomatostomus superciliosus)

White-browed Scrubwrens (Sericornis frontalis) – Range: Coastal areas of Australia

White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos) – Native to south-eastern Australia

White-winged Triller (Lalage tricolor) – Found throughout mainland Australia and possibly on the islands to the north. It is resident or nomadic over the warmer part of its range (inland Australia and points north), and a summer breeding migrant to the cooler southern parts of Australia. Fairly common in woodland, and open scrub through most of their range, and close to riverbeds in the central arid zone.

Yellow Oriole or Green Oriole (Oriolus flavocinctus) – Range: Northern Australia, including Cape York Peninsula, the Top End and the Kimberley

Zitting Cisticola or Streaked Fantail Warbler (Cisticola juncidis)

Photos of Birds Found in Australia

Below are photos of different birds (forest or water birds – not parrots / hookbills) found in Australia. The images are linked to the different bird species pages, where you can learn more about them.

Australian Brush-turkey
Australian Logrunner
Black-faced Monarch
Apostlebird
Canary White-eyes aka Yellow White-eyes or Australian Yellow White-eyes (Zosterops luteus)
Common Myna
Male
Common Cicadabirds (Coracina tenuirostris) - also known as Slender-billed Cicadabirds
Crimson Chat (Epthianura tricolor)
Superb Fairy-wren
Figbird
Grey Fantail
Goldenheaded Cisticola
Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata)
Olive-backed Sunbird
Olive-backed Orioles
Pied Butcherbirds
Rainbow Bee-eater
Orange-footed Scrubfowl
Southern Cassowary
Victoria Crowned Pigeon
Rufous Fantail
Superb Fairy-wren
Variegated Fairy-wren - breeding male
Varied Triller, Lalage leucomela
Western Wattlebird
White-winged Triller (Lalage tricolor)
White-browed Scrubwren
Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera)
Silvereye or Wax-eye (Zosterops lateralis)
Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea)
Male Pacific Robin
Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii) - Male
Pacific Robins
Red Wattlebird
White-winged Chough
Zitting Ciscicola