New Holland Honeyeater New Holland Honeyeater
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Australian Native Birds
About Birds

There are 828 species of Australian native birds - this does not include 27 introduced birds, or sadly, 13 that are now extinct. Nearly half of the Australian birds are endemic. (Source: Australian Biological Resources Study)

Of these 828 birds there are 50 that are considered threatened.

World-wide there are close to 10,000 bird species - with over 1,200 considered threatened.

Laughing Kookaburra (Cheltenham, NSW) Laughing Kookaburra

Our images

Our images are more concerned with the detail of the subject to allow identification, than their artistic merit. Sometimes we have achieved both.

Introduced birds have been included to complete the identification process.

We welcome offers of images of birds for the website - especially those we do not have - and will acknowledge the photographer. Here's our email address.

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Parrots, lorikeets and cockatoos ...

Pelicans, ducks, gulls and herons ...

Australian Magpie Australian Magpie
Photo by Martin Kandilas

Magpies, butcherbirds and ravens ...

Emus and kookaburras, eagles and owls ...

Rainbow Bee-eater Rainbow Bee-eater
Photo by Jimmy Hislop

Robins, wrens and honeyeaters ...

Australian King-Parrot profile Australian King-Parrot
Channel-billed Cuckoo (juvenile) profileChannel-billed Cuckoo (juvenile)
Crimson Rosella profile Crimson Rosella
Laughing Kookaburra profile Laughing Kookaburra
Rainbow Lorikeet profile Rainbow Lorikeet
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo profile Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Tawny Frogmouth profile Tawny Frogmouth
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