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Acanthizidae

thornbills, gerygones, scrubwrens and allies

Fernwren

Fernwren

Mt Lewis, Qld

Yellow-throated Scrubwren

Yellow-throated Scrubwren

Mt Lewis, Qld

White-browed Scrubwren

White-browed Scrubwren

Glenelg River, Vic

White-browed Scrubwren

White-browed Scrubwren

Glenelg River, Vic

Tasmanian Scrubwren

Tasmanian Scrubwren

Adventure Bay, Tas

Atherton Scrubwren

Atherton Scrubwren

Mt Lewis, Qld

Scrubtit

Scrubtit

Liffey Falls, Tas

Chestnut-rumped Thornbill

Chestnut-rumped Thornbill

Redbanks, SA

Chestnut-rumped Thornbill

Chestnut-rumped Thornbill

Gluepot, SA

Chestnut-rumped Thornbill

Chestnut-rumped Thornbill

Bowra Station, Qld

Shy Heathwren

Shy Heathwren

Comet Bore, SA

Shy Heathwren

Shy Heathwren

Monarto, SA

Striated Fieldwren

Striated Fieldwren

Peterborough, Vic

Striated Fieldwren

Striated Fieldwren

Messent, SA

Striated Fieldwren

Striated Fieldwren

Haddon Water Reserve, Vic

Rufous Fieldwren

Rufous Fieldwren

Lake Tyrell, Vic

Redthroat

Redthroat

Caroona Creek, SA

Speckled Warbler

Speckled Warbler

Killawarra, Vic

Weebill

Weebill

Hattah, Vic

Weebill

Weebill

Inglewood district, Vic

White-throated Gerygone

White-throated Gerygone

Borah Creek, NSW

Striated Thornbill

Striated Thornbill

Smythes Creek, Vic

Hot

Hot

Smythes Creek, Vic

Striated Thornbill

Striated Thornbill

Smythes Creek, Vic

Striated Thornbill

Striated Thornbill

Smythes Creek, Vic

Yellow-rumped Thornbill

Yellow-rumped Thornbill

Landsborough Highway, Qld

Yellow-rumped Thornbill

Yellow-rumped Thornbill

Redbanks, SA

Chestnut-rumped Thornbill

Chestnut-rumped Thornbill

Yarrara, Vic

Buff-rumped Thornbill

Buff-rumped Thornbill

Hillcrest, Vic

Tasmanian Thornbill

Tasmanian Thornbill

Liffey Falls, Tas

Inland Thornbill

Inland Thornbill

Comet Bore, SA

Brown Thornbill

Brown Thornbill

Rocklyn, Vic

Thornbill and apples

Thornbill and apples

Smythes Creek, Vic

Bird stuck in a fish tank

Bird stuck in a fish tank

Triplet Falls, Vic

Brown Thornbill

Brown Thornbill

Leven Canyon, Tas

Southern Whiteface

Southern Whiteface

Bowra Station, Qld

Southern Whiteface

Southern Whiteface

Lurg, Vic



Order Passeriformes

passerines

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Passeriformes ...

passerines

More than half of all bird species are Passeriformes - more than 6500 known species in 140 families. Australia has about 340 passerines, Sri Lanka about 120. Curiously only one passerine, the Zitting Cisticola, is native to both countries. Also shared are the House Sparrow (feral in both countries), Nutmeg Mannikin or Scaly-breasted Munia (native to most of tropical Asia, feral in Australia) and the Common Mynah (native to India and several nearby countries, feral in Australia but descended from ancestors introduced from northern India and quite different to the Sri Lankan form). There are also rarities like the wagtails (reasonably common in Sri Lanka and very rare or vagrant in Australia), and several very similar recently split species, for example the Australasian Pippit which was only recently split from Richardís Pippit.


Pittidae

Pittidae

pittas

Ptilonorhynchidae

Ptilonorhynchidae

catbirds and bowerbirds

Climacteridae

Climacteridae

treecreepers

Maluridae

Maluridae

fairy-wrens

Dasyornithidae

Dasyornithidae

bristlebirds

Meliphagidae

Meliphagidae

honeyeaters

Pardalotidae

Pardalotidae

pardalotes

Acanthizidae

Acanthizidae

thornbills, gerygones, scrubwrens and allies

Pomatostomidae

Pomatostomidae

babblers

Neosittidae

Neosittidae

sittellas

Oriolidae

Oriolidae

orioles

Oreoicidae

Oreoicidae

bellbirds

Falcunculidae

Falcunculidae

shrike-tit

Pachycephalidae

Pachycephalidae

whistlers, shrike-thrushes and allies

Psophodidae

Psophodidae

whipbirds and wedgebills

Campephagidae

Campephagidae

cuckoo-shrikes and trillers

Artamidae

Artamidae

woodswallows, butcherbirds, magpies and currawongs

Machaerirhynchidae

Machaerirhynchidae

boatbills

Rhipiduridae

Rhipiduridae

fantails

Dicruridae

Dicruridae

drongos

Monarchidae

Monarchidae

monarch flycatchers

Laniidae

Laniidae

shrikes

Corvidae

Corvidae

crows and ravens

Corcoracidae

Corcoracidae

White-winged Chough and Apostlebird

Petroicidae

Petroicidae

robins

Dicaeidae

Dicaeidae

flowerpeckers

Nectariniidae

Nectariniidae

sunbirds

Estrildidae

Estrildidae

estralid finches

Passeridae

Passeridae

finches and sparrows

Motacillidae

Motacillidae

pipits and wagtails

Fringillidae

Fringillidae

true finches

Alaudidae

Alaudidae

larks

Cisticolidae

Cisticolidae

cisticolas, prinias, tailorbird

Locustillidae

Locustillidae

songlarks and grassbirds

Acrocephalidae

Acrocephalidae

reed warblers

Hirundinidae

Hirundinidae

swallows and martins

Pycnonotidae

Pycnonotidae

bulbuls

Timaliidae

Timaliidae

old-world babblers

Leiothrichidae

Leiothrichidae

laughing thrushes

Sylviidiae

Sylviidiae

old-world warblers

Zosteropidae

Zosteropidae

white-eyes

Turdidae

Turdidae

thrushes

Muscicapidae

Muscicapidae

old-world flycatchers

Sturnidae

Sturnidae

starlings and mynahs



Songbirds

Passeriformes

Passeriformes

passerines (493)


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Other birds

Other birds

Songbirds

Songbirds

Mammals and reptiles

Mammals and reptiles

Rivers

Rivers

Country

Country

Climate

Climate

Made things

Made things


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