About Australian Birds

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Water Birds Found In Australia

Ocean and Inland Water Birds

Water Birds are those that frequent any body of water both sea water and inland water or sometimes both. For example the Pelican in Australia can be found on the vast coastline or at Lake Eyre in the middle of the country.

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Cormorants and similar

Australian DarterAUSTRALIAN DARTER

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Ducks and Geese

Chestnut TealCHESTNUT TEAL

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Rails, Coots and Crakes

Eurasian CootEURASIAN COOT

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List of Water Birds of Australia

SEE DATA ABBREVIATIONS LEGEND

Cormorants

SEE CORMORANTS AND SIMILAR WATER BIRDS PHOTOS AND DATA

• Black-faced Cormorant [E]

• Great Cormorant

• Little Black Cormorant

• Little Pied Cormorant

• Pied Cormorant

• Brolga

• Australasian Darter

• Macquarie Shag [E]

• Australian Pelican

Stork/Ibis

• Black-necked Stork

• Australian White Ibis

• Glossy Ibis

• Straw-necked Ibis

• Sarus Crane

Grebes

• Australasian Grebe

• Great Crested Grebe

• Hoary-headed Grebe [E]

• Little Grebe

Ducks

SEE DUCKS AND SIMILAR WATER BIRDS PHOTOS AND DATA

• Australian Wood Duck

• Blue-billed Duck [E]

• Freckled Duck [E]

• Hardhead

• Musk Duck [E]

• Pacific Black Duck

• Pink-eared Duck [E]

• Plumed Whistling Duck [E]

• Wandering Whistling-Duck

• Australian Shelduck [E]

• Radjah Shelduck

• Chestnut Teal [E]

• Grey Teal

• Australasian Shoveler

• Black Swan [E]

• Mute Swan

Geese

• Canada Goose

• Cape Barren Goose [E]

• Cotton Pygmy-Goose

• Green Pygmy Goose

• Magpie Goose

Rails, Coots and Crakes

SEE RAILS, COOTS AND SIMILAR WATER BIRDS PHOTOS AND DATA

• Black-tailed Nativehen; Rail [E]

• Buff-banded Rail

• Chestnut Rail

• Lewin's Rail

• Eurasian Coot

• Australian spotted Crake

• Baillon's Crake

• Red-necked Crake

• Spotless Crake

• White-browed Crake

 

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Data Abbreviations Legend

Origin

E - Endemic

R - Resident

M - Migratory

V - Vagrant

Size; in length

L:230-400mm

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A - All Australia

CY - Cape York

QT - Queensland Wet Tropics

CC - Central Channel Country

EA - Eastern Australia

SE - South Eastern Australia

T - Tasmania

CD - Central/Southern Deserts

SW - South of Western Australia

NW - North West Australia