Sunshine Coast Birds

Birding and other wildlife experiences from the Sunshine Coast and elsewhere in Australia - and from overseas - with scribblings about travel, environmental issues, kayaking, hiking and camping.

Monday, 31 December 2012

Lockyer Valley Flush with Birds

Australian Painted-Snipe
The highlights of one-and-a-half days in the Lockyer-Brisbane Valleys with Chris Corben included Australian Painted-Snipe at two sites, Plum-headed Finch, Cotton Pygmy-Goose at four sites, Brown Songlark at three sites, Australasian Shoveler, plenty of Pink-eared Ducks, Hoary-headed Grebe, hundreds of Glossy Ibis, Australian (Spotted) Crake, Red-necked Avocet, Black Kite, Blue-billed Duck, Little Grassbird, Stubble Quail and Banded Lapwing. Conditions are ideal, in large part presumably because birds which bred prolifically inland during the past two bountiful seasons are now dispersing to coastal areas.

Glossy Ibis

Red-necked Avocets
Before meeting Chris, I found a pair of Cotton Pygmy-Geese on the lagoon at the junction of the D'Ɓguilar Highway and Mary Smokes Road, and a second pair near the wall of Atkinsons Dam. After getting together, we walked around the western end of Seven Mile Lagoon. It was nice to see and hear several Brown Songlarks; we first had them at this site in the early-70s.
Australasian Shoveler
 We counted 45 Red-necked Avocets, 12 Hoary-headed Grebes and 10 Australasian Shovelers, while an estimated 400 Glossy Ibis was an extraordinary number for this species in south-east Queensland. Several Yellow-billed Spoonbills were also about.

Sharp-tailed Sandpipers
While Red-kneed Dotterels were plentiful elsewhere, none were seen at Seven Mile, where there were surprisingly few waders (avocets and stilts aside). This small flock of Sharpies were the only migratory waders.

Banded Lapwing

 About 30 Banded Lapwings were present in the paddocks near Seven Mile. We moved on to the small swamp opposite Lake Clarendon, where up to 7 Australian Painted-Snipe have been present. We found none and proceeded to Lake Galletly on the university campus near Gatton. The Australian (Spotted) Crake which has been here for some time showed well. A Little Grassbird was in vegetation close to the hide and a pair of Blue-billed Ducks was on the lake.

Brown Songlark

Plum-headed Finch
We spent the night in Gatton, arriving at Jahnke's Lagoon in the early morning. We saw some more Brown Songlarks near the lagoon and a Rufous Songlark across the road. A pair of Plum-headed Finches showed nicely near the spot where Tom and Marie Tarrant found them a few days ago, in long grass opposite the lagoon; I have had them at this site in years past. Plenty of Red-kneed Dotterels and Pink-eared Ducks were on the water. Quite a few Black Kites were also about, here and elsewhere in the region.
Pink-eared Ducks

Australian Hobby

We stopped again at the Painted-Snipe spot near Lake Clarendon and this time flushed a single bird. About 10 Great Crested Grebes were on Lake Clarendon - far fewer than during some recent visits. On a small dam along Green Swamp Road, we found a third pair of Cotton Pygmy-Geese, while an Australian Hobby was nice. At Kelly Swamp, about 20 Wandering Whistling-Ducks were present.

Australian Painted-Snipe
We returned to the Seven Mile Lagoon area and found a male Australian Painted-Snipe showing nicely on a small dam along Haslingden Road.  On the canal on the eastern side of Atkinsons Dam we found a fourth pair of Cotton Pygmy-Geese. After birding woodlands in the Coominya area, we moved on to some fields near Toogoolawah. Here, some more Brown Songlarks were seen and heard, and a Stubble Quail was calling. On the way home, I stopped at Ewen Maddock Dam and saw a Spotless Crake. Here are a few bits and pieces that I photographed as we moved about:

Nankeen Kestrel

Rainbow Bee-eater with bee

Jacky Winter
Superb Blue Fairy-wren

And an old mate, Chris Corben, at Seven Mile Lagoon

Friday, 28 December 2012

A Tale of Two Brushtails


The Boebuck (Short-eared Brushtail or Moutain Brushtail Possum) Trichosurus caninus, and the Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula, are closely related marsupials that do not usually occur together. Boebucks live in wet sclerophyll forest or rainforest while Common Brushtails prefer open eucalypt forest or woodland. Both species, however, reside in my Sunshine Coast garden at Ninderry.

Common Brushtail

The differences between the two species can be seen in the images above. Boebucks are darker and stockier. Their ears are shorter and more rounded.  Boebucks have a marked white line along the lip.
There is a mix of rainforest trees and eucalypts in the garden. Generally, Common Brushtails feed in the eucalypts, and Boebucks in the rainforest trees.


However, the two brushtail species have a common interest in the seed I put out in three feeders for native birds. Interestingly, the methods they employ to reach the seed are very different. A Common Brushtail positions itself on the tree trunk closest to a feeder and leaps across to it - a distance of less than 1 metre. Once in the feeder, the animal sits there quietly munching away until all the seed is disposed of. The evidence that a possum has raided the feeder is there in the morning in the distinctive lumps of masticated seed that they leave.

By contrast, a Boebuck moves along a branch above the feeder as close as it can get to the target. Then it wraps its prehensive tail around the branch and dangles upside down from the limb, as in the image above. With some difficulty, it swings its body until it grabs the edge of the feeder, thereby gaining access to the contents. Either way, the bird seed rarely survives an evening.

Eastern Grey Kangaroo

In other mammal news, Eastern Grey Kangaroos are a frequent presence in the garden in the wake of the prolonged dry spell we are having. This female and her joey have taken to drinking from the bird bath - something I've not seen them doing previously.

Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Monday, 24 December 2012

Black-necked Stork, Painted Snipe Killed on Sunshine Coast

Black-necked Stork

A Black-necked Stork and an Australian Painted Snipe have been found dead along the southern shore of Ewen Maddock Dam on the Sunshine Coast. It appears likely that the two birds were shot. I found the stork in the image above this morning.

Black-necked Stork

The carcass was in about the same spot where I photographed this adult female Black-necked Stork on November 6 this year - about six weeks ago. The bird had been seen subsequently by other observers in this area. A couple of weeks after this sighting, Rick Franks reported to me that he found a dead Australian Painted-Snipe in the same vicinity.

Dead Painted Snipe - Picture Rick Franks

There was no indication on the carcass of either dead bird that it had fallen victim to predators and the most likely explanation for the deaths is shooting. Black-necked Stork and Australian Painted Snipe are rare birds in south-east Queensland. My experience with the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection unfortunately is that its Wildlife Management Operations Unit does not bother even to acknowledge receipt of complaints made about the welfare of rare wildlife, let alone act on them.

Today I saw the Black-tailed Native-hen that I found on the lake's southern shore on November 20. It was in the same spot but again was extremely shy, offering no photographic opportunities. I flushed an Australian Little Bittern while kayaking along the fringe of a reedbed; another bittern was seen on November 6 in a different section of the lake.

Spotless Crake

Two Spotless Crakes were also seen today in different places.

Black Kite

I called in at the Nambour turf farm on my way home and was surprised to see 10 Black Kites (normally a rare bird in the region) resting on the turf.

A couple of images from the garden at home over the past couple of days:

Brush Cuckoo
Brown Honeyeater

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Annotated List of Sunshine Coast Bird Specialties

Marbled Frogmouth

An annotated list of bird species recorded on the Sunshine Coast and in the adjoining Cooloola sector of the Great Sandy World Heritage Area which could be regarded generally as either rare or difficult to see in southeast Queensland. Those marked * are considered to be hard to find generally in Australia.

The Sunshine Coast is defined by the boundaries of the Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Shire Council. The list does not include seabirds seen during pelagic trips offshore.

PALE-VENTED BUSH-HEN:  Uncommon in waterside thickets and well-wooded swamps. Appears to be nomadic at some sites. Sometimes very vocal. Most frequently encountered late Spring/Summer.

*SPOTLESS CRAKE: Uncommon but regular in densely vegetated freshwater swamps. A skulker but easy to see in the right circumstances.

BAILLON’S CRAKE: An infrequent but regular summer visitor to freshwater swamps, sometimes affording close views.
Baillon's Crake
AUSTRALIAN SPOTTED CRAKE: Rare along rainforest streams in the hinterland and in coastal wetlands.

*LEWIN’S RAIL: Regular in coastal wallum heath, but the density of the vegetation makes them hard to see in this habitat. Uncommon in waterside thickets and densely vegetated swamps in the hinterland and on the coast. Usually detected by its distinctive call.

BLACK-TAILED NATIVE-HEN: Rare visitor to freshwater wetlands.

*BLACK BITTERN: Rare along freshwater and mangrove streams.

BROLGA: Rare visitor to swamps and well-grassed coastal plains.

BLACK-NECKED STORK:  Uncommon but regular on wetlands and in river estuaries.

COTTON PYGMY-GOOSE: Uncommon but regular on well-vegetated freshwater swamps, including farm dams.

*WANDERING TATTLER: A regular summer visitor in small numbers to rocky headlands.

Wandering Tattler 
SOOTY OYSTERCATCHER: Regular in small numbers on rocky headlands.

BEACH THICK-KNEE: Rare but resident on sandy shores and islands in the estuaries of the coast’s main rivers.

AUSTRALIAN PAINTED SNIPE: Rare visitor to freshwater wetlands.

EASTERN REEF EGRET:  Uncommon but regular on rocky headlands. About equal numbers of white and grey birds, in contrast to further south in southeast Queensland and northeast NSW, where most are grey.

BRIDLED TERN: Occasionally seen offshore from headlands during strong easterly winds.

SOOTY TERN: Rare offshore from headlands during strong easterly winds.

LESSER FRIGATEBIRD: Uncommon offshore from headlands during strong easterly winds.

WHITE-WINGED TERN:  A common bird on the Sunshine Coast that is generally regarded as scarce elsewhere in southeast Queensland.

*SQUARE-TAILED KITE: Rare but regularly seen over wallum heath and open forest, sometimes above busy motorways.

Square-tailed Kite
*SPOTTED HARRIER: Uncommon but frequently seen hunting over short cane fields and grasslands on coastal plains. Generally rare in coastal in southeast Queensland.

*MASKED OWL: Rare in wet sclerophyll and open forest in the Blackall and Conondale Ranges, where it is more often heard than seen.

*SOOTY OWL:  Uncommon in wet sclerophyll and rainforest in the Blackall and  Conondale Ranges. Can be responsive to playback at certain times of the year.

*EASTERN GRASS OWL: Seen frequently at several sites on dusk over the short cane fields and grasslands of coastal plains. Sometimes birds are detected hawking over fields before dusk. Scarce in wallum heath.

*POWERFUL OWL: Rare in remnant lowland rainforest in the Conondale Range and occasionally in coastal scrubs.

*MARBLED FROGMOUTH: Uncommon but regular at several sites in rainforest in the Blackall and Conondale Ranges. Can be responsive to playback.

LARGE-TAILED NIGHTJAR: Rare visitor to lowland rainforest and grasslands.

*BLACK-BREASTED BUTTON-QUAIL: Around the Sunshine Coast, rare but regular at favoured sites in dry rainforest and lantana in the hinterland, and occasionally in dune vegetation along the coastal strip. Seen more easily at Inskip Point.

PAINTED BUTTON-QUAIL: Uncommon in open forest and sometimes the fringes of vine scrub.

Painted Buttonquail
RED-BACKED BUTTON-QUAIL: Rare in tall wet coastal grasslands.

KING QUAIL: Infrequent  in wet coastal grasslands and wallum heath.

*GROUND PARROT: Uncommon but regularly seen at favoured sites in wallum heath in the Sunshine Coast area. Scarce further north in the Cooloola sector of the Great Sandy World Heritage Area.  

*GLOSSY BLACK COCKATOO: Uncommon and nomadic but regularly seen in favoured groves of Casuarina in coastal heathland.

SUPERB FRUIT-DOVE: Uncommon but a few are found in summer in rainforest in the Blackall and Conondale Range foothills.

ROSE-CROWNED FRUIT-DOVE: Common in coastal and foothill rainforest, mainly in summer.

BRUSH BRONZEWING: Scarce in wallum heath in the Cooloola sector of the Great Sandy World Heritage Area.

*NOISY PITTA: Regular in rainforest in the Blackall and Conondale Ranges, and in coastal vine scrub in winter.

Regular in summer in remnant lowland rainforest in the hinterland and on the coast.

SHINING FLYCATCHER:  Uncommon but regular in mangroves, especially on the water line at high tide, when the habitat can be difficult to access on foot. Appears to be present all year.

Shining Flycatcher
*EASTERN BRISTLEBIRD:  Rare at high altitudes in open forest and rainforest edges in the Conondale Range. The species may be extinct in this area.

SOUTHERN EMU-WREN: Rare in wallum heath in the Cooloola sector of the Great Sandy World Heritage Area.

*WHITE-EARED MONARCH:  Fairy common and readily seen at several lowland rainforest sites, on the coast and especially in the hinterland.

FAIRY GERYGONE: Regularly found in coastal vine thickets, and further inland in remnant lowland rainforest in northern parts of the Sunshine Coast. Appears to be increasing in numbers.

RED-BROWED TREECREEPER:  Rare in wet sclerophyll forest in Blackall and Conondale Ranges.

BLACK-CHINNED HONEYEATR: Rare visitor to woodlands in the hinterland, mainly in winter.

PARADISE RIFLEBIRD: Uncommon but regular in rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest in the Blackall and Conondale Ranges.


Sunshine Coast Bird List

Glossy Black Cockatoo

Birds seen by me within the boundaries of the Sunshine Coast and Noosa councils. The area covered also extends north to the Cooloola sector of the Great Sandy World Heritage Area; south to Toorbul and Bribie Island; and west to the western slopes of the Conondale Range (see map). The list includes seabirds seen offshore from the coast as far as 35 nautical miles. It is regularly updated. [] = introduced.

Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)
Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

Buller’s Albatross (Thalassarche bulleri)
Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris)
Shy Albatross (Thalassarche cauta)
Light-mantled Sooty Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata)

Tahiti Petrel (Pseudobulweria rostrata)
Providence Petrel (Pterodroma solandri)
Grey-faced Petrel (Pterodroma gouldi)
Mottled Petrel (Pterodroma inexpectata)
Stejneger’s Petrel (Pterodroma longirostris)
Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii)
Gould's Petrel (Pterodroma leucoptera)
Kermadec Petrel (Pterodroma neglecta)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (Pterodroma mollis)
Fairy Prion (Pachyptila turtur)
Antarctic Prion (Pachyptila desolata)
Black Petrel (Procellaria parkinsoni)
White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis)

Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus pacificus)
Buller's Shearwater (Puffinus bulleri)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (Puffinus carneipes)
Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris)
Fluttering Shearwater (Puffinus gavia)
Hutton's Shearwater (Puffinus huttoni)
Streaked Shearwater (Calonectris leucomelas)

Wilson's Storm-petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)
Black-bellied Storm-petrel (Fregetta tropica)
White-bellied Storm-petrel (Fregetta grallaria)
White-faced Storm-petrel (Pelagodroma marina)

Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda)
White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus)
Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator)
Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster)
Red-footed Booby (Sula sula)
Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra)
Little Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos)
Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius)
Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Australian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)
Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)
Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel)

White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Eastern Reef-egret (Egretta sacra)
Pacific Heron (Ardea pacifica)
Eastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta)
Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia)
Cattle Egret (Bulbulcus ibis)
Striated Heron (Butorides striatus)
Nankeen Night-heron (Nycticorax caledonicus)
Black Bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis)
Black-backed (Little) Bittern (Ixobrychus novaezelandiae)

Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca)
Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis)
Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)
Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Platalea flavipes)

Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata)
Plumed Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna eytoni)
Wandering Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna arcuata)
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
Cotton Pygmy-goose (Nettapus coromandelianus)
Green Pygmy-goose (Nettapus pulchellus)
Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata)
Grey Teal (Anas gracilis)
Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea)
[Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)]
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)
Australasian Shoveler (Anas rhynchotis)
Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus)
Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa)
Hardhead (Aythya australis)
Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna radjah)

Pacific Baza (Aviceda subcristata)
Square-tailed Kite (Lophoictinia isura)
Australian (Black-shouldered) Kite (Elanus axillaris)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Australian Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)
White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)
Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans)
Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis)
Grey Goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae)
Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)
Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter cirrocephalus)
Red Goshawk (Erythrotriorchis radiatus)
Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)
Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides)
Australian Hobby (Falco longipennis)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Black Falcon (Falco subniger)

Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami)
Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora)
King Quail (Coturnix chinensis)
Stubble Quail (Coturnix pectoralis)
Red-backed Buttonquail (Turnix maculosa)
Black-breasted Buttonquail (Turnix melanogaster)
Painted Buttonquail (Turnix varia)

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)
Lewin's Rail (Rallus pectoralis)
Pale-vented Bush-hen (Amaurornis olivaceus)
White-browed Crake (Amaurornis cinerea)
Baillon's Crake (Porzana pusilla)
Australian (Spotted) Crake (Porzana fluminea)
Spotless Crake (Porzana tabuensis)

Purple  Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)
Black-tailed Native-hen (Gallinula ventralis)
Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
Brolga (Grus rubicunda)

Comb-crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacea)
Australian Painted-snipe (Rostratula australis)
Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)
Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae)
Bush Thick-knee (Burhinus grallarius)
Beach Thick-knee (Esacus magnirostris)

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva)
Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus)
Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)
Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus)
Mongolian Plover (Charadrius mongolus)
Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)
Oriental Plover (Charadrius veredus)
Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus)
Hooded Plover (Thinornis rubricollis)
Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops)
Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles)
Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor) 

Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii)
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis)
Asian Dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmata)
Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
Terek Sandpiper (Tringa cinerea)
Grey-tailed Tattler (Tringa brevipes)
Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana)
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris)
Red Knot (Calidris canutus)
Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)
Sanderling (Calidris alba)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus)

Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus)
Arctic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus)
Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus)
Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarcticus)

Silver Gull (Larus novaehollandiae)
(Asian) Gull-billed Tern (Sterna nilotica)
Australian (Gull-billed) Tern (Sterna macrotarsa)
Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia)
Crested Tern (Sterna bergii)
Lesser Crested Tern (Sterna bengalensis)
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
Little Tern (Sterna albifrons)
Sooty Tern (Onychoprion fuscata)
Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus)
Whiskered Tern (Childonias hybridus)
White-winged Tern (Childonias leucopterus)
Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus)
Black Noddy (Anous minutus)
Grey Noddy (Anous albivittus)
White Tern (Gygis alba)

[Rock Dove (Columba livia)]
White-headed Pigeon (Columba leucomela)
[Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)]
Brown Cuckoo-dove (Macropygia phasianella)
Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica)
Brush Bronzewing (Phaps elegans)
Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera)
Crested Pigeon (Geophaps lophotes)
Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida)
Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis)
Wonga Pigeon (Leucosarcia melanoleuca)
Wompoo Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus magnificus)
Superb Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus superbus)
Rose-crowned Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus regina)
Topknot Pigeon (Lopholaimus antarcticus)
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula spilorrhoa)

Australian King-parrot (Alisterus scapularis)
Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus)
Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans)
Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus)
Eastern Ground Parrot (Pezoporus wallicus)
Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus)
Red-tailed Black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii)
Glossy Black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami)
Galah (Eolophus roseicapillus)
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)
Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea)
[Long-billed Corella (Cacatua tenuirostris)]  
Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus)
Little Lorikeet (Glossopsitta pusilla)
Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna)
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus)

Pallid Cuckoo (Cuculus pallidus)
Oriental Cuckoo (Cuculus optatus)
Brush Cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)
Little Bronze-cuckoo (Chrysococcyx minutillus)
Shining Bronze-cuckoo (Chrysococcyx lucidus)
Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis)
Australian Koel (Eudynamys cyanocephala)
Channel-billed Cuckoo (Scythrops novaehollandiae)
Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianius)

Sooty Owl (Tyto tenebricosa)
Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae)
Eastern Barn Owl (Tyto javanica)
Eastern Grass Owl (Tyto longimembris)
Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)
Southern Boobook (Ninox boobook)
Marbled Frogmouth (Podargus ocellatus)
Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)
Australian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus)
White-throated Nightjar (Eurostopodus mystacalis)
Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus)

White-throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus)
Pacific Swift (Apus pacificus)
Azure Kingfisher (Alcedo azurea)
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii)
Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii)
Torresian Kingfisher (Todiramphus sordidus)
Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus)
Red-backed Kingfisher (Todiramphus pyrrhopygius)
Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)
Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)

Noisy Pitta (Pitta versicolor)
White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaeus)
Red-browed Treecreeper (Climacteris erythrops)
Brown Treecreeper (Climacteris picumnus)
Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris)
Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus chrysocephalus)
Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)

Red-backed Fairywren (Malurus melanocephalus)
Variegated Fairywren (Malurus lamberti)
Southern Emuwren (Stipiturus malachurus)
Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus)
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus)
Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus)
Yellow-throated Scrubwren (Sericornis citreogularis)
White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis)
Large-billed Scrubwren (Sericornis magnirostris)
Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla)
Striated Thornbill (Acanthiza lineata)
Yellow Thornbill (Acanthiza nana)
Buff-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza reguloides)
Weebill (Smicrornis brevirostris)
White-throated Gerygone (Gerygone olivacea)
Mangrove Gerygone (Gerygone levigaster)
Brown Gerygone (Gerygone mouki)
Fairy Gerygone (Gerygone palpebrosa)
Speckled Warbler (Pyrrholaemus sagittatus)

Dusky Honeyeater (Myzomela obscura)
Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta)
Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)
Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii)
Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Lichenostomus chrysops)
Mangrove Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fasciogularis)
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops)
Yellow Honeyeater (Stomiopera flava)
White-naped Honeyeater (Melithreptus lunatus)
White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis)
Black-chinned Honeyeater (Melithreptus gularis)
Little Friarbird (Philemon citreogularis)
Noisy Friarbird (Philemon corniculatus)
New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)
White-cheeked Honeyeater (Phylidonyris nigra)
Striped Honeyeater (Plectorhyncha lanceolata)
Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris)
Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis)
Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)
Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)
Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera)
Regent Honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia)

Jacky-winter (Microeca fascinans)
Rose Robin (Petroica rosea)
Pale-yellow Robin (Tregellasia capito)
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)
Varied Sittella (Daphoenositta chrysoptera)
Crested Shrike-tit (Falcunculus frontatus)
Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis)
Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris)
Rufous Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha)
Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica)
Australian Logrunner (Orthonyx temminckii)
Eastern Whipbird (Psophodes olivaceus)
Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis)

Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)
Tree Martin (Hirundo nigricans)
Fairy Martin (Hirundo ariel)
Australasian Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae)
Horsfield's Bushlark (Mirafra javanica) 

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)
Barred Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina lineata)
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina papuensis)
Cicadabird (Coracina tenuirostris)
White-winged Triller (Lalage tricolor)
Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela)

Russet-tailed Thrush (Zoothera heinei)
Blue Rock-Thrush (Monticola solitaries)
Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis)
Tawny Grassbird (Megalurus timoriensis)
Little Grassbird (Megalurus gramineus)
Rufous Songlark (Megalurus mathewsi)
Brown Songlark (Cincloramphus cruralis)
Australian Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus australis)

Willie-Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys)
Grey Fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa)
Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons)
Black-faced Monarch (Monarcha melanopsis)
White-eared Monarch (Monarcha leucotis)
Spectacled Monarch (Monarcha trivirgatus)
Satin Flycatcher (Myiagra cyanoleuca)
Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula)
Restless Flycatcher (Myiarga inquieta)
Shining Flycatcher (Myiarga alecto)

Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)
Silver-eye (Zosterops lateralis)
Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus)
Australasian Figbird (Sphecotheres viridis)
Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus)
Torresian Crow (Corvus orru)
Paradise Riflebird (Ptiloris paradiseus)

White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorhynchus)
Dusky Woodswallow (Artamus cyanopterus)
Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)
Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis)
Australasian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)
Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina)
Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca)
White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos)
[Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)]
[Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)]

[House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)]
Red-browed Firetail (Neochmia temporalis)
Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii)
Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata)
Plum-headed Finch (Neochmia modesta)
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Lonchura castaneothorax)
[Nutmeg Mannikin (Lonchura punctulata)]

TOTAL -  358