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Birds of the Swan Bay Area Listed by Common Name

Adapted from sources:

  • Garnett, S., B. Lane, M. Schulz, and Wood. 1986.
    Birds of Port Phillip Bay, Ministry of Planning and Environment
  • Pratt, J., Cameron, M.A., pers. comm.

A

Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea V
Artic Jaeger Stercorarius parasitcus R
Asiatic Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus V
Australasian Gannet Morus serrator I
Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis I
Australian Crake Porzana fluminea RB
Australian Hobby Falco longipennis R
Australian Kestrel Falco cenchroides R
Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen RB
Australian Magpie-lark Grallina cyanoleuca R
Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus R
Australian Shelduck Tadorna tadornoides R

B

Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla RB
Banded Lapwing Vanellus tricolor I
Banded Stilt Cladorhynchus leucocephalus I
Barn Owl Tyto alba R
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica R
Black Falcon Falco subniger I
Black Swan Cygnus atratus R
Blackbird Turdus merula RB
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Coracina novaehollandiae R
Black-faced Shag Leucocarbo fuscescens R
Black-fronted Plover Charadrius melanops IB
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus notatus R
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa R
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus RB
Blue-winged Parrot Neophema chrysostoma I
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus I
Brown Falcon Falco berigora RB
Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus R
Brown Quail Coturnix australis I
Brown Songlark Cinclorhamphus cruralis I
Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla RB
Brown-headed Honeyeater Melithreptus brevirostris I
Buff-banded Rail Rallus philippensis RB

C

Calamanthus Sericornis fuliginosus RB
Cape Barren Goose Cereopsis novaehollandiae I
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia R
Cattle Egret Ardeola ibis I
Chestnut Teal Anas castanea RB
Chestnut-romped Hylacola Sericornis pyrrhopygius RB
Collared Sparrowhawk Accipiter cirrhocephalus I
Common Bronzewing Phaps chalcoptera I
Common Mynah Acridotheres tristis R
Common Sandpiper Tringa hypoleucos R
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris RB
Common Tern Sterna hirundo R
Crested Shrike-tit Falcunculus frontatus I
Crested Tern Sterna bergii R
Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans R
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea R

D

Darter Anhinga melanogaster V
Double-banded Plover Charadrius bicinctus R
Dusky Moorhen Gallinula tenebrosa I
Dusky Woodswallow Artamus cyanopterus I

E

Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis R
Eastern Rosella Platycercus eximius R
Eastern Spinebill Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris I
Eastern Yellow Robin Eopsaltria australis R
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra R
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis RB
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris RB

F

Fairy Martin Cecropsis ariel R
Fairy Tern Sterna nereis RB
Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cuculus pyrrhophanus R
Feral Pigeon Columba livia R
Flame Robin Petroica phoenicea R
Fluttering Shearwater Puffinus gavia I
Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus I

G

Galah Cacatua roseicapilla R
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus I
Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis R
Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis RB
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo R
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus R
Great Egret Egretta alba R
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris R
Great Skua Stercorarius skua I
Greens hank Tringa nebularia R
Grey Butcherbird Cracticus torquatus R
Grey Currawong Strepera versicolor I
Grey Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa RB
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola R
Grey Shrike-thrush Colluricincla harmonica R
Grey Teal Anas gibberifrons R
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes R
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidori nilotica I

H

Hardhead Aythya australis R
Hoary-headed Grebe Poliocephalus poliocephalus RB
Hooded Plover Charadrius rubricollis RB
Horsfields Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx basalis R
House Sparrow Passer domesticus RB
IJ

K

Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus I

L

Large Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii R
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii R
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae R
Lesser Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva R
Lewin's Rail Ralius pectoralls IB
Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris R
Little Eagle Hieraaetus morphnoides I
Little Egret Egretta garzetta R
Little Grassbird Negalurus gramineus RB
Little Penguin Eudyptula minor I
Little Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax melanoleucos R
Little Raven Corvus mellori RB
Little Tern Sterna albifrons R
Little Wattlebird Anthochaeara chrysoptera I

M

Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus R
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis I
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles RB
Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum RB
Mongolian Plover Charadrius mongolus R
Musk Duck Biziura lobata R
Musk Lorikeet Glossopsitta concinna I

N

New Holland Honeyeater Phylidonyris novaehollandiae RB

O

Orange-bellied Parrot Neophenia chrysogaster R

P

Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa R
Pacific Gull Larus pacificus R
Pacific Heron Ardea pacifica I
Pallid Cockoo Cuculus pallidus R
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos V
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus I
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius RB
Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris RB
Pink-eared Duck Malacorhynchus membranaceus R
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus I
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio I
Purple-crowned Lorikeet Glossopsitta porphyrocephala I
Q

R

Red Knot Calidris canutus R
Red Wattlebird Anthochaeara carunculata RB
Red-browed Firetail Emblema temporalis R
Red-capped plover Charadrius ruficapillus RB
Red-necked Avocet Recurvirostra novaehollandiae R
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus V
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis R
Red-romped Parrot Psephotus haematonotus R
Richards Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae RB
Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula V
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia R
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres R
Rufous Fantail Rhipidura rufifrons I
Rufous Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus R
Rufous Whistler Pachycephala rufiventris R

S

Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopica R
Sacred Kingfisher Halcyon sancta R
Sanderling Calidris alba I
Scarlet Robin Petroica multicolor IB
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata R
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus I
Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris I
Silver eye Zosterops lateralis RB
Silver Gull Larus novaehollandiae R
Singing Honeyeater Lichenostomus virescens R
Skylark Alauda arvensis R
Sooty Oystercatcher Haematopus fuliginosus R
Southern Boobook Ninox novaeseelandiae I
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater Acanthagenys rufogularis RB
Spotless Crake Porzana tabuensis I
Spotted Pardalote Pardalotus punctatus R
Spotted Turtle-Dove Streptopelia chinensis RB
Straw-necked Ibis Threskiornis spinicollis R
Striated Pardalote Pardalotus striatus I
Striated Thornbill Acanthiza lineata RB
Stubble Quail Coturnix novaezelandiae IB
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita I
Superb Fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus RB

T

Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides I
Terek Sandpiper Tringa terek I
Tree Martin Cecropsis nigricans I
Tree Sparrow Passer montanus R
UV

W

Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena RB
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus R
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida R
Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus R
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster I
White-brewed Woodswallow Artamus superciliosus I
White-browed Scrubwren Sericornis frontalis RB
White-faced Heron Ardea novaehollandiae RB
White-fronted Chat Ephthianura albifrons RB
White-fronted Honeyeater Phylidonyris albifrons V
White-fronted Tern Sterna striata I
White-plumed Honeyeater Lichenostoinus penicillatus RB
White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus I
White-throated Treecreeper Climacteris leucophaea R
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera I
Willie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys RB
X

Y

Yellow Thornbill Acanthiza nana RB
Yellow-billed Spoonbill Platalea flavipes R
Yellow-faced Honeyeater Meliphaga chrysops I
Yellow-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza chrysorrhoa RB
Z

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