Istari Bird List

The bird list is being updated regularly as we identify more species.  All birds have been observed on Istari unless other wise stated.  Many of the night and smaller birds, known in the area, haven't been sighted by us yet.

Acanthiza lineata

Striated Thornbill

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Scientific Name
Common Name
Acanthiza lineata
Striated Thornbill
Acanthiza pusilla
Brown Thornbill
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Eastern Spinebill
Accipiter cirrhocephalus
Collard Sparrowhawk
Accipiter fasciatus
Brown Goshawk
Accipiter novaehollandiae
Grey (White) Goshawk
Acrocephalus australis
Australian (Clamorous)Reed-warbler
Adrea modesta
Eastern Great Egret
Alcedo azurea
Azure Kingfisher
Alectura lathami
Australasian Brush-turkey
Alisterus scapularis
Australian King-Parrot
Anas superciliosa
Pacific Black Duck
Anhinga melanogaster
Darter
Anthochaera carunculata
Red Wattlebird
Anthochaera chrysoptera
Little (Brush) Wattlebird
Aquila audax
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Ardea alba
Great Egret
Ardea ibis
Cattle Egret
Ardea pacifica
White-necked Heron
Artamus superciliosus
White-browed Woodswallow
Aviceda subcristata
Pacific Baza
Aythya australis
Hardhead (White-eyed Duck)
Botaurus poiciloptilus
Australasian Bittern
Caligavis chrysops
Yellow-faced honeyeater
Calyptorhynchus funereus
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Calyptorhynchus lathami
Glossy Black-Cockatoo
Centropus phasianinus
Pheasant Coucal
Chalcophaps indica
Emerald Dove
Chenonetta jubata
Australian Wood Duck
Cirus approximans
Swamp Harrier
Colluricincla harmonica
Grey Shrike-thrush
Columba leucomela
White-headed Pigeon
Coracina novaehollandiae
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Coracina papuensis
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Corcorax melanorhamphos
White-winged Chough
Cormobates leucophaeus
White-throated Treecreeper
Corvus orru
Torresian Crow
Corvus tasmanicus
Forest Raven
Coturnix xpsilophora
Brown Quail
Cracticus nigrogularis
Pied Butcherbird
Cracticus tibicen
Australian Magpie
Cygnus atratus
Black Swan
Dacelo novaeguineae
Laughing Kookaburra
Daphoenositta chrysoptera
Varied Sittella
Dasyornis brachypterus
Eastern Bristlebird
Dendrocygna eytoni
Plumed Whistling Duck
Dicaeum hirundinaceum
Mistletoe Bird
Dicrurus bracteatus
Spangled Drongo
Egretta (Ardea) novaehollandiae
White-faced Heron
Elanus axillaris
Black-shouldered Kite
Entomyzon cyanotis
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Eolophus roseicapilla
Galah
Eopsaltria australis
Eastern Yellow Robin
Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Black-necked Stork
Eudynamys scolopacea
Eastern (Common) Koel
Eurostopodus mystacalis
White-throated Nightjar
Eurystomus orientalis
Dollarbird
Falco cenchroides
Australian Kestrel
Falco peregrinus
Peregrine Falcon
Fulica atra
Australian Coot
Gallirallus philippensis
Buff-banded Rail
Geopelia cuneata
Diamond Dove
Geopelia humeralis
Bar-shouldered Dove
Geopelia placida (formely striata)
Peaceful Dove
Gerygone mouki
Brown Gerygone
Gerygone olivaacea
White-throated Gerygone
Grallina cyanoleuca
Magpie-lark
Gymnorhina tibicen
Australian Magpie
Haliaeetus leucogaster
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Haliastur (Milvus) sphenurus
Whistling Kite
Haliastur indus
Brahminy Kite
Hirundo neoxena
Welcome Swallow
Lichenostomus fuscus
Fuscous Honeyeater
Lichenostomus melanops
Yellow-tufted honeyeater
Lichmera indistincta
Brown honeyeater
Lophoictinia isura
Square-tailed Kite
Macropygia ambionenis
Brown Cuckoo-dove
Malurus cyaneus
Superb Fairy-wren
Malurus lamberti
Variegated Fairy-wren
Malurus melanocephalus
Red-backed Fairy-wren
Manorina melanocephala
Noisy Miner
Meliphaga lewinii
Lewin's Honeyeater
Melithreptus gularis
Black-chinned Honeyeater
Melithreptus lunatus
White-naped honeyeater
Merops ornatus
Rainbow Bee-eater
Microeca fascinans
Jacky Winter
Milvus migrans
Black Kite
Myiagra cyanoleuca
Satin Flycatcher
Myiagra rubecula
Leaden Flycatcher
Myzomela sanguinolenta
Scarlet Honeyeater
Neochmia modesta
Plum-headed Finch
Neochmia temporalis
Red-browed Finch (Firetail)
Ninox connivens
Barking Owl
Ninox strenua
Powerful Owl
Nycticorax calendonicus
Nankeen (Rufus) Night Heron
Ocyphaps lophotes
Crested Pigeon (Top Knot)
Oriolus sagittatus
Olive-backed Orieole
Pachycephala pectoralis
Golden Whistler
Pachycephala rufientris
Rufous Whistler
Pardalotus punctatus
Spotted Pardalote
Pardalotus striatus
Striated Pardalote
Petroica boodang
Scarlet Robin
Petroica rosea
Rose Robin
Phalacrocorax varius
Pied Cormorant
Phaps chalcoptera
Common Bronzewing
Philemon citregularis
Little Friarbird
Philemon corniculatus
Noisy Friarbird
Phylaidonyris novaehollandiae
New Holland Honeyeater
Phylidonyris niger
White-cheeked honeyeater
Platalea regia
Royal Spoonbill
Platycercus elegans
Crimson Rosella
Platycercus eximius
Eastern Rosella
Podargus strigoides
Tawny Frogmouth
Poliocephalus poliocephalus
Hoary-headed Grebe
Pomatostomus temporalis
Grey-crowned Babbler
Porphyrio melanotus
Australasian Swamphen
Porphyroi porphyroi
Purple Swamphen
Psophodes olivaceus
Eastern Whipbird
Ptilonorphynchus violaceus
Satin Bowerbird
Ptilotula fusca
Fuscous honeyeater
Rhipidura albiscapa (fuliginosa)
Grey Fantail
Rhipidura fufifrons
Rufous Fantail
Rhipidura leucophrys
Willie Wagtail
Scythrops novaehollandiae
Channel-Billed Cuckoo
Sericornis frontal
White-browed Scrubwren
Sericornis magnirostris
Large-billed scrubwren
Smicrornis brevirostris
Weebill
Sphecotheres vieilloti
Australasian Figbird
Stagonopleura guttata
Diamond Firetail
Strepera graculina
Pied Currawong
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae
Australasian Grebe
Taeniopygia bichenovii
Doubled-bared Finch
Threskiornis spinicollis
Straw-necked Ibis
Todiramphus macleayii
Forest Kingfisher
Todiramphus sanctus
Sacred Kingfisher
Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Trichoglossus haematodus
Rainbow Lorikeet
Vanellus miles
Masked Lapwing
Zosterops lateralis
Silvereye