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Description: Includes King and Flinders Islands
Number of species: 318             100%    318 species covered
Number of endemics: 12
Number of breeding endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 19
Number of introduced species: 13
 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Dromaiidae
Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae Endemic (country/region)
 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus Rare/Accidental
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae Rare/Accidental
Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus Rare/Accidental
Fiordland Penguin Eudyptes pachyrhynchus Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Snares Penguin Eudyptes robustus Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Erect-crested Penguin Eudyptes sclateri Rare/Accidental Endangered
Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Royal Penguin Eudyptes schlegeli Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus Vulnerable
Little Penguin Eudyptula minor
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Australasian Grebe Tachybaptus novaehollandiae
Hoary-headed Grebe Poliocephalus poliocephalus
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans
Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora Rare/Accidental
Gray-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma Vulnerable
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris
Buller's Albatross Thalassarche bulleri
Shy Albatross Thalassarche cauta
Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos Rare/Accidental
Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca Rare/Accidental Endangered
Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata Near-threatened
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Antarctic Giant-Petrel Macronectes giganteus Vulnerable
Hall's Giant-Petrel Macronectes halli Near-threatened
Southern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialoides Rare/Accidental
Antarctic Petrel Thalassoica antarctica Rare/Accidental
Cape Petrel Daption capense
Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera Rare/Accidental
White-headed Petrel Pterodroma lessonii
Mottled Petrel Pterodroma inexpectata Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Providence Petrel Pterodroma solandri Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis
Gould's Petrel Pterodroma leucoptera Rare/Accidental
Black-winged Petrel Pterodroma nigripennis Rare/Accidental
Blue Petrel Halobaena caerulea
Broad-billed Prion Pachyptila vittata Rare/Accidental
Salvin's Prion Pachyptila salvini Rare/Accidental
Antarctic Prion Pachyptila desolata
Slender-billed Prion Pachyptila belcheri Rare/Accidental
Fulmar Prion Pachyptila crassirostris Rare/Accidental
Fairy Prion Pachyptila turtur
Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis Rare/Accidental
Westland Petrel Procellaria westlandica Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Kerguelen Petrel Aphrodroma brevirostris Rare/Accidental
Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinus carneipes Rare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus Rare/Accidental
Buller's Shearwater Puffinus bulleri Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Near-threatened
Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris
Hutton's Shearwater Puffinus huttoni Rare/Accidental Endangered
Fluttering Shearwater Puffinus gavia Rare/Accidental
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis Rare/Accidental
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
Grey-backed Storm-Petrel Garrodia nereis
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus Rare/Accidental
White-faced Storm-Petrel Pelagodroma marina
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta tropica
White-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta grallaria Rare/Accidental
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Pelecanoididae
Common Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phaethontidae
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Australian Gannet Morus serrator
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius Rare/Accidental
Black-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscescens Endemic (country/region)
Little Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae
Darter Anhinga melanogaster Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Pacific Heron Ardea pacifica Rare/Accidental
Great Egret Ardea alba
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-Egret Egretta sacra Rare/Accidental
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Rufous Night-Heron Nycticorax caledonicus
Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus Endangered
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Australian Ibis Threskiornis molucca Rare/Accidental
Straw-necked Ibis Threskiornis spinicollis Rare/Accidental
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Rare/Accidental
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia Rare/Accidental
Yellow-billed Spoonbill Platalea flavipes Rare/Accidental
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata Rare/Accidental
Plumed Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna eytoni Endemic (country/region)
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Introduced species
Black Swan Cygnus atratus
Cape Barren Goose Cereopsis novaehollandiae Endemic (country/region)
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa Endemic (country/region)
Australian Shelduck Tadorna tadornoides Endemic (country/region)
Maned Duck Chenonetta jubata Endemic (country/region)
Grey Teal Anas gracilis
Chestnut Teal Anas castanea Endemic (country/region)
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Introduced species
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa
Australian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis
Pink-eared Duck Malacorhynchus membranaceus Endemic (country/region)
White-eyed Duck Aythya australis Rare/Accidental
Blue-billed Duck Oxyura australis Endemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Musk Duck Biziura lobata Endemic (country/region)
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus Rare/Accidental
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
Black-breasted Kite Hamirostra melanosternon Endemic (country/region)
Australian Kite Elanus axillaris Endemic (country/region)
Black Kite Milvus migrans Rare/Accidental
Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus Rare/Accidental
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
Swamp Harrier Circus approximans
Spotted Harrier Circus assimilis Rare/Accidental
Gray Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae
Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus
Collared Sparrowhawk Accipiter cirrocephalus
Wedge-tailed Eagle Aquila audax
Little Eagle Aquila morphnoides Rare/Accidental
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Australian Kestrel Falco cenchroides
Australian Hobby Falco longipennis
Brown Falcon Falco berigora
Black Falcon Falco subniger Endemic (country/region)
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae
California Quail Callipepla californica Introduced species
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Stubble Quail Coturnix pectoralis Endemic (country/region)
Brown Quail Coturnix ypsilophora
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Introduced species
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus Introduced species
 
GRUIFORMES: Turnicidae
Painted Buttonquail Turnix varius
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis
Lewin's Rail Lewinia pectoralis
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
Australian Crake Porzana fluminea Endemic (country/region)
Spotless Crake Porzana tabuensis
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
Dusky Moorhen Gallinula tenebrosa
Black-tailed Native-hen Gallinula ventralis Endemic (country/region)
Tasmanian Native-hen Gallinula mortierii Endemic
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae
Australian Painted Snipe Rostratula australis Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae
Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris
Sooty Oystercatcher Haematopus fuliginosus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Pied Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus Rare/Accidental
Banded Stilt Cladorhynchus leucocephalus Endemic (country/region)
Red-necked Avocet Recurvirostra novaehollandiae Endemic (country/region)
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae
Bush Thick-knee Burhinus grallarius Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Banded Lapwing Vanellus tricolor Endemic (country/region)
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles
Red-kneed Dotterel Erythrogonys cinctus Endemic (country/region)
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica Rare/Accidental
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius Rare/Accidental
Red-capped Plover Charadrius ruficapillus
Double-banded Plover Charadrius bicinctus
Lesser SandPlover Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii Rare/Accidental
Oriental Plover Charadrius veredus Rare/Accidental
Hooded Plover Thinornis cucullatus Endemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Black-fronted Dotterel Elseyornis melanops
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica Rare/Accidental
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Little Curlew Numenius minutus
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Rare/Accidental
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
Little Stint Calidris minuta Rare/Accidental
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii Rare/Accidental
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Buff-breasted Sandpipe Tryngites subruficollis Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruff Philomachus pugnax Rare/Accidental
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Pacific Gull Larus pacificus Endemic (country/region)
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus
Silver Gull Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus Rare/Accidental
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
Fairy Tern Sternula nereis
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica Rare/Accidental
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Rare/Accidental
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida Rare/Accidental
White-fronted Tern Sterna striata
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea Rare/Accidental
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Rare/Accidental
Great Crested-Tern Thalasseus bergii
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki Rare/Accidental
Great Skua Stercorarius skua
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Rare/Accidental
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Introduced species
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis Introduced species
Common Bronzewing Phaps chalcoptera Endemic (country/region)
Brush Bronzewing Phaps elegans Endemic (country/region)
Superb Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus superbus Rare/Accidental
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus regina Rare/Accidental
Topknot Pigeon Lopholaimus antarcticus Endemic (country/region)
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus funereus Endemic (country/region)
Gang-gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum Endemic (country/region)
Galah Eolophus roseicapilla
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita
Cockatiel Nymphicus hollandicus Endemic (country/region)
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus Rare/Accidental
Musk Lorikeet Glossopsitta concinna Endemic (country/region)
Little Lorikeet Glossopsitta pusilla Endemic (country/region)
Green Rosella Platycercus caledonicus Endemic
Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans Endemic (country/region)
Eastern Rosella Platycercus eximius Endemic (country/region)
Blue-winged Parrot Neophema chrysostoma Endemic (country/region)
Orange-bellied Parrot Neophema chrysogaster Breeding endemic Critically endangered
Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor Breeding endemic Endangered
Ground Parrot Pezoporus wallicus Endemic (country/region)
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Pallid Cuckoo Cuculus pallidus
Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis
Black-eared Cuckoo Chrysococcyx osculans Endemic (country/region)
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx basalis
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Australian Masked-Owl Tyto novaehollandiae
Tasmanian Masked-Owl Tyto novaehollandae castanops Endemic (Sub-species/species]
Barn Owl Tyto alba
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
Morepork Ninox novaeseelandiae
Southern Boobook Ninox boobook
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Aegothelidae
Australian Owlet-Nightjar Aegotheles cristatus
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Podargidae
Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides Endemic (country/region)
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus
Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Azure Kingfisher Alcedo azurea
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae Endemic (country/region)
Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis
 
Passeriformes.: Menuridae
Superb Lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae Endemic (country/region)
 
Passeriformes.: Alaudidae
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena
Fairy Martin Petrochelidon ariel Endemic (country/region)
Tree Martin Petrochelidon nigricans
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
Australasian Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae
 
Passeriformes.: Campephagidae
Ground Cuckooshrike Coracina maxima Endemic (country/region)
Black-faced Cuckooshrike Coracina novaehollandiae
White-winged Triller Lalage tricolor
Varied Triller Lalage leucomela
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Olive-tailed Thrush Zoothera lunulata
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Cisticolidae
Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Clamorous Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus
Australian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus australis
Little Grassbird Megalurus gramineus
 
Passeriformes.: Rhipiduridae
Willie-wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys Rare/Accidental
Grey Fantail Rhipidura albiscapa
 
Passeriformes.: Monarchidae
Leaden Flycatcher Myiagra rubecula
Satin Flycatcher Myiagra cyanoleuca
 
Passeriformes.: Petroicidae
Scarlet Robin Petroica multicolor
Flame Robin Petroica phoenicea Endemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Pink Robin Petroica rodinogaster Endemic (country/region)
Hooded Robin Melanodryas cucullata Endemic (country/region)
Dusky Robin Melanodryas vittata Endemic
 
Passeriformes.: Pachycephalidae
Crested Bellbird Oreoica gutturalis Endemic (country/region)
Olive Whistler Pachycephala olivacea Endemic (country/region)
Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis
Rufous Whistler Pachycephala rufiventris Rare/Accidental
Gray Shrike-thrush Colluricincla harmonica
 
Passeriformes.: Eupetidae
Spotted Quail-thrush Cinclosoma punctatum
 
Passeriformes.: Maluridae
Superb Fairywren Malurus cyaneus Endemic (country/region)
Southern Emuwren Stipiturus malachurus Endemic (country/region)
 
Passeriformes.: Acanthizidae
White-browed Scrubwren Sericornis frontalis Endemic (country/region)
Tasmanian Scrubwren Sericornis humilis Endemic
Scrubtit Acanthornis magna Endemic
Striated Fieldwren Calamanthus fuliginosus Endemic (country/region)
Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla Endemic (country/region)
Tasmanian Thornbill Acanthiza ewingii Endemic
Yellow-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza chrysorrhoa Endemic (country/region)
 
Passeriformes.: Epthianuridae
White-fronted Chat Epthianura albifrons Endemic (country/region)
 
Passeriformes.: Climacteridae
White-throated Treecreeper Cormobates leucophaea Endemic (country/region)
 
Passeriformes.: Pardalotidae
Spotted Pardalote Pardalotus punctatus Endemic (country/region)
Forty-spotted Pardalote Pardalotus quadragintus Endemic Endangered
Striated Pardalote Pardalotus striatus Endemic (country/region)
 
Passeriformes.: Zosteropidae
Silvereye Zosterops lateralis
 
Passeriformes.: Meliphagidae
Yellow-faced Honeyeater Lichenostomus chrysops Endemic (country/region)
Yellow-throated Honeyeater Lichenostomus flavicollis Endemic
Black-headed Honeyeater Melithreptus affinis Endemic
Strong-billed Honeyeater Melithreptus validirostris Endemic
Crescent Honeyeater Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus Endemic (country/region)
New Holland Honeyeater Phylidonyris novaehollandiae Endemic (country/region)
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater Phylidonyris melanops Endemic (country/region)
Eastern Spinebill Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris Endemic (country/region)
Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala
Yellow-throated Miner Manorina flavigula Endemic (country/region)
Brush Wattlebird Anthochaera chrysoptera Endemic (country/region)
Yellow Wattlebird Anthochaera paradoxa Endemic
 
Passeriformes.: Oriolidae
Green Figbird Sphecotheres viridis Rare/Accidental
Australian Figbird Sphecotheres vieilloti Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Grallinidae
Magpie-lark Grallina cyanoleuca Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Artamidae
White-breasted Woodswallow Artamus leucorynchus
Masked Woodswallow Artamus personatus Endemic (country/region)
White-browed Woodswallow Artamus superciliosus Endemic (country/region)
Dusky Woodswallow Artamus cyanopterus Endemic (country/region)
 
Passeriformes.: Cracticidae
Gray Butcherbird Cracticus torquatus Endemic (country/region)
Pied Butcherbird Cracticus nigrogularis Endemic (country/region)
Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen
Black Currawong Strepera fuliginosa Endemic
Gray Currawong Strepera versicolor Endemic (country/region)
 
Passeriformes.: Corvidae
Little Raven Corvus mellori Endemic (country/region)
Forest Raven Corvus tasmanicus Endemic (country/region)
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Estrildidae
Beautiful Firetail Stagonopleura bella Endemic (country/region)
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Rare/Accidental
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris Introduced species
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Introduced species

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