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Meliphagidae

honeyeaters

Pollen

Pollen

Ballarat East, Vic

Eastern Spinebill

Eastern Spinebill

Smythes Creek, Vic

Fearless

Fearless

Smythes Creek, Vic

Eastern Spinebill

Eastern Spinebill

Mongarlowe River, NSW

Eastern Spinebill

Eastern Spinebill

Smythes Creek, Vic

Eastern Spinebill

Eastern Spinebill

Smythes Creek, Vic

Pied Honeyeater

Pied Honeyeater

Eulo, Qld

Lewin’s Honeyeater

Lewin’s Honeyeater

Mt Hypipamee, Qld

Bridled Honeyeater

Bridled Honeyeater

Mt Hypipamee, Qld

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

Bittangabee, NSW

Singing Honeyeater

Singing Honeyeater

Port Augusta, SA

Singing Honeyeater

Singing Honeyeater

Wyperfeld, Vic

Mangrove Honeyeater

Mangrove Honeyeater

Deception Bay, Qld

White-eared Honeyeater

White-eared Honeyeater

Birdcage, Vic

White-eared Honeyeater

White-eared Honeyeater

Smythes Creek, Vic

White-eared Honeyeater

White-eared Honeyeater

Gluepot, SA

White-eared Honeyeater

White-eared Honeyeater

Sunset Country, Vic

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

Warby Ranges, Vic

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

Chiltern, Vic

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

Chiltern, Vic

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

Dalyenong, Vic

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

Whela Hill, Vic

Purple-gaped Honeyeater

Purple-gaped Honeyeater

Comet Bore, SA

Grey-headed Honeyeater

Grey-headed Honeyeater

Fountain Springs, Qld

Yellow-plumed Honeyeater

Yellow-plumed Honeyeater

Gluepot, SA

Yellow-plumed Honeyeater

Yellow-plumed Honeyeater

Gluepot, SA

Yellow-plumed Honeyeater

Yellow-plumed Honeyeater

Albacutya, Vic

Yellow-plumed Honeyeater

Yellow-plumed Honeyeater

Gluepot, SA

Yellow-plumed Honeyeater

Yellow-plumed Honeyeater

Gluepot, SA

Fuscous Honeyeater

Fuscous Honeyeater

Chiltern, Vic

Six o’clock swill

Six o’clock swill

Dalyenong, Vic

Fuscous Honeyeater

Fuscous Honeyeater

Chiltern, Vic

Yellow-tinted Honeyeater

Yellow-tinted Honeyeater

Lakefield NP, Qld

White-plumed Honeyeater

White-plumed Honeyeater

Bowra Station, Qld

White-fronted Honeyeater

White-fronted Honeyeater

Gluepot, SA

Bell Miner

Bell Miner

Bournda NP, NSW

Bell Miner

Bell Miner

Cunningham Gap, Qld

Bell Miner

Bell Miner

Cunningham Gap, Qld

Noisy Miner

Noisy Miner

Hay Plains, NSW

Breakfast for two

Breakfast for two

Hattah, Vic

Black-eared Miner

Black-eared Miner

Gluepot, SA

Yellow-throated Miner

Yellow-throated Miner

Pink Lakes, Vic

Bird photographers

Bird photographers

Boulia, Qld

Yellow-throated Miner

Yellow-throated Miner

Hopetown, Vic

Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

Mungo, NSW

Western Wattlebirds

Western Wattlebirds

Lake Warden, WA

Little Wattlebird

Little Wattlebird

Cygnet, Tas

Little Wattlebird

Little Wattlebird

Glenelg River, Vic

Little Wattlebird

Little Wattlebird

Oatlands, Tas

Regent Honeyeater

Regent Honeyeater

Violet Town, Vic

Red Wattlebird

Red Wattlebird

Smythes Creek, Vic

Red Wattlebird

Red Wattlebird

Ballarat East, Vic

Red Wattlebird

Red Wattlebird

Gluepot, SA

Red Wattlebird

Red Wattlebird

Ballarat East, Vic

Yellow Wattlebird

Yellow Wattlebird

Bream Creek, Tas

Yellow Wattlebird

Yellow Wattlebird

Bream Creek, Tas

Brown-backed Honeyeater

Brown-backed Honeyeater

Giru, Qld

Black Honeyeater

Black Honeyeater

Bowra Station, Qld

Crimson Chat

Crimson Chat

Sturt NP, NSW

Crimson Chat

Crimson Chat

Kilcowera Station, Qld

Crimson Chat

Crimson Chat

Bowra Station, Qld

White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat

Peterborough, Vic

White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat

The Coorong, SA

Gibberbird

Gibberbird

Etadunna, SA

Black Honeyeater

Black Honeyeater

Kilcowera Station, Qld

Dusky Honeyeater

Dusky Honeyeater

Mary River Station, NT

Tawny-crowned Honeyeater

Tawny-crowned Honeyeater

Gariwerd, Vic

Brown Honeyeater

Brown Honeyeater

Charles Darwin NP, NT

Crescent Honeyeater

Crescent Honeyeater

North Bruny, Tas

Crescent Honeyeater

Crescent Honeyeater

Mongarlowe River, NSW

New Holland Honeyeater

New Holland Honeyeater

Smythes Creek, Vic

New Holland Honeyeater

New Holland Honeyeater

Gariwerd, Vic

New Holland Honeyeater

New Holland Honeyeater

Smythes Creek, Vic

New Holland Honeyeater

New Holland Honeyeater

Smythes Creek, Vic

White-cheeked Honeyeater

White-cheeked Honeyeater

Border Ranges, NSW

White-cheeked Honeyeater

White-cheeked Honeyeater

Cheyne Beach, WA

Black-chinned Honeyeater

Black-chinned Honeyeater

Chiltern, Vic

Strong-billed Honeyeater

Strong-billed Honeyeater

Lunawanna, Tas

Strong-billed Honeyeaters

Strong-billed Honeyeaters

Adventure Bay, Tas

Brown-headed Honeyeater

Brown-headed Honeyeater

Killawarra, Vic

Conflict

Conflict

Hattah, Vic

White-throated Honeyeater

White-throated Honeyeater

Charles Darwin NP, NT

White-naped Honeyeater

White-naped Honeyeater

Smythes Creek, Vic

Silver-crowned Friarbird

Silver-crowned Friarbird

Pine Creek, NT

Little Friarbird

Little Friarbird

Bowra Station, Qld

Little Friarbird

Little Friarbird

Deniliquin, NSW

Check your mirror before overtaking

Check your mirror before overtaking

Wambelong Creek, NSW

Little Friarbird

Little Friarbird

Barcaldine, Qld

Macleay’s Honeyeater

Macleay’s Honeyeater

Julatten, Qld

Macleay’s Honeyeater

Macleay’s Honeyeater

Wongabell, Qld

Striped Honeyeater

Striped Honeyeater

Rankin Springs district, NSW

Striped Honeyeater

Striped Honeyeater

Gluepot, SA



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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