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Werakata National Park Bird List


Scientific Name Name Source
    Published Other
 
Dromaiidae Emus
Dromaius novaehollandiae Emu   4n, 6
 
Megapodiidae Megapodes
Alectura lathami Australian Brush-turkey 3  
 
Phasianidae Pheasants and allies
Coturnix pectoralis Stubble Quail    
Coturnix ypsilophora Brown Quail 1  
 
Anatidae Swans, Geese and Ducks
Cygnus atratus Black Swan 2 4n
Chenonetta jubata Australian Wood Duck 1, 2, 5 4
Anas superciliosa Pacific Black Duck 1, 2, 5 4
Anas gracilis Grey Teal    
Anas castanea Chestnut Teal    
Malacorhynchus membranaceus Pink-eared Duck  
Biziura lobata Musk Duck  
Aytha australis Hardhead    
 
Podicipedidae Grebes
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae Australasian Grebe 2 4n
 
Anhingidae Darters
Anhinga melanogaster Darter    
 
Phalacrocoracidae Cormorants
Phalacrocorax melanoleucos Little Pied Cormorant   4n
Phalacrocorax sulcirostris Little Black Cormorant 2 4
Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant 1  
Phalacrocorax varius Pied Cormorant 2  
 
Pelecanide Pelicans
Pelecanus conspicillatus Australian Pelican 1 4n
 
Ardeidae Herons, Bitterns and Egrets
Egretta novaehollandiae White-faced Heron 1 4n
Egretta garzetta Little Egret    
Ardea pacifica White-necked Heron    
Ardea alba Great Egret    
Ardea intermedia Intermediate Egret    
Ardea ibis Cattle Egret 1 4n
Ixobrychus flavicollis Black Bittern 5  
Butorides striatus Striated Heron    
Nycticorax caledonicus Nankeen Night Heron 5  
 
Threskiornithidae Ibises and Spoonbills
Threskiornis molucca Australian White Ibis   4n
Threskiornis spinicollis Straw-necked Ibis   4n
Platalea regia Royal Spoonbill   4n
Platalea flavipes Yellow-billed Spoonbill    
 
Accipitridae Hawks, Kites and Eagles
Accipiter cirrocephalus Collared Sparrowhawk 5  
Accipiter faciatus Brown Goshawk 5  
Aviceda subcristata Pacific Baza   4n
Elanus axillaris Black-shouldered Kite 1  
Haliastur sphenurus Whistling Kite 1 4n
Lophoictinia isura Square-tailed Kite   4
Hamirostra melanosternon Black-breasted Buzzard    
Circus assimilis Spotted Harrier    
Circus approximans Swamp Harrier    
Accipiter fasciatus Brown Goshawk 2  
Accipiter novaehollandiae Grey Goshawk    
Erythrotriorchis radiatus Red Goshawk    
Aquila audax Wedge-tailed Eagle 1, 2, 3, 5 4n
Haliaeetus leucogaster White-bellied Sea-Eagle 4, 5  
Hieraaetus morphnoides Little Eagle    
 
Falconidae Falcons
Falco berigora Brown Falcon 1 4n
Falco cenchroides nankeen kestrel 1, 5 4n
Falco longipennis Australian Hobby    
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon   4
Falco subniger Black Falcon    
Falco cenchroides Nankeen Kestrel 1  
 
Rallidae Native-hens, Coots
Fulica atra Eurasian Coot 2  
Gallirallus philipensis Buff-banded Rail 2, 5  
Gallinula tenebrosa Dusky Moorhen 2, 5 4n
Porphyrio porphyrio Purple Swamphen 5 4n
 
Charadriidae Lapwings, Plovers and Dottrels
Elseyornis melanops Black-fronted Dotterel 5  
Erythrogonys cinctus Red-kneed Dotterel    
Vanellus miles Masked Lapwing 1, 2, 5 4n
 
Columbidae Pigeons and doves
Columba livia Rock Dove 1  
Columba leucomela White-headed Pigeon    
Streptopelia chinensis Spotted Turtle-Dove 1, 2, 5  
Chalcophaps indica Emerald Dove    
Phaps chalcoptera Common Bronzewing 1, 2, 5 4
Phaps elegans Brush Bronzewing    
Ocyphaps lophotes Crested Pigeon 1, 2 4
Columba livia Feral Pigeon   4n
Geopelia placida Peaceful Dove 1, 2, 5 4
Geopelia humeralis Bar-shouldered Dove 1, 2, 5 4
Leucosarcia melanoleuca Wonga Pigeon 3  
 
Cacatuidae Cockatoos
Calyptrohynchus funereus Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo 1, 2, 3 4
Calyptorhynchus lathami Glossy Black-Cockatoo 2  
Eolophus roseicapillus Galah 1, 2, 5 4
Cacatua tenuirostris Long-billed Corella    
Cacatua sanguinea Little Corella 1 4n
Cacatua galerita Sulphur-crested Cockatoo 1, 5 4n
Callocephalon fimbriatum Gang-gang Cockatoo 1, 2, 3 4n
 
Psittacidae Parrots
Trichoglossus haematodus Rainbow Lorikeet 2 4n
Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus Scaly-breasted Lorikeet 1 4n
Trichoglossus concina Musk Lorikeet 1  
Glossopsitta pusilla Little Lorikeet 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Alisterus scapularis Australian King Parrot 1, 2, 3, 5 4n
Lathamus discolor Swift Parrot 2 4
Platycercus elegans Crimson Rosella 1, 2, 3 4n
Platycercus adscitus eximius Eastern Rosella 1, 2, 5 4
Neophema pulchella Turquoise Parrot    
Psephotus haematonotus Red-rumped Parrot 1 4n
 
Cuculidae Old World Cuckoos
Cuculus saturatus Oriental Cuckoo    
Cuculus pallidus Pallid Cuckoo 3  
Cacomantis variolosus Brush Cuckoo    
Cacomantis flabelliformis Fan-tailed Cuckoo 1, 2, 3, 5 4n
Chrysococcyx basalis Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo 1, 2 4n
Chalcites lucidus Shining Bronze-Cuckoo 1, 3, 5 4
Eudynamys scolopacea Common Koel   4
Scythrops novaehollandiae Channel-billed Cuckoo 2 4n
 
Centropodidae>
Centropus phasianinus Pheasant Coucal    
 
Strigidae Hawk Owls
Ninox strenua Powerful Owl 2  
Ninox connivens Barking Owl 5 4
Ninox boobook Southern Boobook 2, 5 4n
 
Tytonidae Barn Owls
Tyto alba Barn Owl 2  
Tyto novaehollandiae Masked Owl    
Tyto tenebricosa Sooty Owl    
 
Podargidae Frogmouths
Podargus strigoides Tawny Frogmouth 1, 2, 5 4
 
Caprimulgidae Nightjars
Eurostopodus mystacalis White-throated Nightjar    
 
Aegothelidae Owlet-nightjars
Aegotheles cristatus Australian Owlet-nightjar 2, 3, 5 4n
 
Apodidae Typical Swifts
Hirundapus caudacutus White-throated Needletail 5  
Apus pacificus Fork-tailed Swift    
 
Alcedinidae True Kingfishers
Alcedo azurea Azure Kingfisher    
 
Halcyonidae Kingfishers and Kookaburras
Dacelo novaeguineae Laughing Kookaburra 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Todiramphus sanctus Sacred Kingfisher 1, 2, 3, 5 4n
 
Meropidae Bee-eaters
Merops ornatus Rainbow Bee-eater 3 4n
 
Coraciidae Typical Rollers
Eurystomus orientalis Dollarbird 2, 3, 5 4n
 
Menuridae Lyrebirds
Menura novaehollandiae Superb Lyrebird 3  
 
Climacteridae Australo-Papuan Treecreepers
Cormobates leucophaeus White-throated Treecreeper 1, 2, 3, 5 4n
Climacteris erythrops Red-browed Treecreeper 3  
Climacteris picumnus Brown Treecreeper 2 4
 
Maluridae Fairy-Wrens and Emu-Wrens
Malurus cyaneus Superb Fairy-wren 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Malurus lamberti Variegated Fairy-wren 1, 2, 3, 5 4n
Stipiturus malachurus Southern Emu-wren    
 
Pardalotidae Pardalotes, Bristlebirds,
Scrubwrens and Thornbills
Pardalotus punctatus Spotted Pardalote 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Paradalotus striatus Striated Pardalote 2, 5 4n
Sericornis frontalis White-browed Scrubwren 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Sericornis magnirostris Large-billed Scrubwren 3  
Sericornis citreogularis Yellow-throated Scrubwren 3  
Smicrornis brevirostris Weebill 2, 5  
Gerygone mouki Brown Gerygone 2, 3  
Gerygone olivacea White-throated Gerygone 1, 2, 5 4
Acanthiza pusilla Brown Thornbill 1, 3, 5 4
Acanthiza reguloides Buff-rumped Thornbill 2, 5  
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa Yellow-rumped Thornbill 1 4n
Acanthiza nana Yellow Thornbill 1, 2, 3, 5 4n
Acanthiza lineata Striated Thornbill 1, 3, 5 4n
Hylacola pyrrhopygia Chestnut-rumped Heathwren    
 
Chthonicola sagittata Speckled Warbler  
 
Meliphagidae Honeyeaters
Anthochaera carunculata Red Wattlebird 5 4n
Plectrhyncha lanceolata Striped Honeyeater 1, 2, 5  
Philemon corniculatus Noisy Friarbird 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Philemon citerogularis Little Friarbird    
Xanthomyza phrygia Regent Honeyeater    
Manorina melanophrys Bell Miner 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Manorina melanocephala Noisy Miner 2, 5 4
Meliphaga lewinii Lewin's Honeyeater 1, 3 4
Lichenostomus chrysops Yellow-faced Honeyeater 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Lichenostomus melanops Yellow-tufted Honeyeater 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Lichenostomus fuscus Fuscous Honeyeater 1, 2, 5 4
Lichenostomus leucotis White-eared Honeyeater 2, 5  
Lichenostomus penicillatus White-plumed Honeyeater 5 4n
Melithreptus brevirostris Brown-headed Honeyeater 1, 2, 5 4
Melithreptus lunatus White-naped Honeyeater 2, 3, 5  
Melithreptus gularis Black-chinned Honeyeater 2, 5 4
Lichmera indistincta Brown Honeyeater    
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae New Holland Honeyeater 5  
Phylidonyris nigra White-cheeked Honeyeater 1, 3, 5  
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris Eastern Spinebill 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Grantiella picta Painted Honeyeater    
Myzomela sanguinolenta Scarlet Honeyeater 3, 5 4n
Epthianura albifrons White-fronted Chat    
 
Eopsaltriidae Australo-Papuan robins and scrub-robins
Microeca fascinans Jacky Winter 1, 2, 5 4
Petroica multicolor Scarlet Robin 1, 2  
Petroica phoenicea Flame Robin 1  
Petroica rosea Rose Robin 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Eopsaltria australis Eastern Yellow Robin 1, 2, 5 4
Melanodryas cucullata Hooded Robin 2  
 
Pomatostomidae Australo-Papuan Babblers
Pomatostomus temporalis Grey-crowned Babbler 1, 2, 5 4n
 
Comclostomidae Quail-thrushes and allies
Psophodes olivaceus Eastern Whipbird 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Cinclosoma punctatum Spotted Quail-thrush 1, 2, 3 4, 6
 
Neosittidae Sittellas
Daphoenositta chrysoptera Varied Sittella 1, 2, 3, 5 4n
 
Pachycephalidae Whistlers, Shrike-tit and Shrike-thrushes
Falcunculus frontatus Eastern Shrike-tit 1, 3, % 4
Pachycephala pectoralis Golden Whistler 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Pachycephala rufiventris Rufous Whistler 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Colluricincla harmonica Grey Shrike-thrush 1, 2, 3, 5 4
 
Dicruridae Monarchs, Fantails and Drongo
Monarcha melanopsis Black-faced Monarch 3  
Myiagra rubecula Leaden Flycatcher 3 4
Myiagra inquieta Restless Flycatcher 1  
Grallina cyanoleuca Magpie-lark 1, 2, 5 4
Rhipidura rufifrons Rufous Fantail 2, 3 4
Rhipidura fuliginosa Grey Fantail 1, 3, 5 4
Rhipidura leucophyrs Willie Wagtail 1, 2, 5 4
Dicrurus bracteatus Spangled Drongo    
 
Campephagidae Cuckoo-shrikes and Trillers
Coracina novaehollandiae Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Coracina papuensis White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike 1, 2 4
Coracina tenuirostris Cicadabird 3 4n
Oriolidae Orioles and Figbirds
Oriolus sagittatus Olive-backed Oriole 1, 2, 3, 5 4n
Sphecotheres viridis Figbird    
 
Artamidae Woodswallows, Butcherbirds and Currawongs
Artamus leucorynchus White-breasted Woodswallow   4n
Artamus cyanopterus Dusky Woodswallow 1, 2, 5 4
Cracticus torquatus Grey Butcherbird 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Cracticus nigrogularis Pied Butcherbird 1, 2, 5 4n
Gymnorhina tibicen Australian Magpie 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Strepera graculina Pied Currawong 1, 2, 3, 5 4
 
Corvidae Crows and allies
Corvus coronoides Australian Raven 1, 2, 5 4
 
Cororacidae Mud-nesters
Corcorax melanorhamphos White-winged Chough 1, 2, 5 4
 
Ptilinorhynchidae Bowerbirds
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus Satin Bowerbird 1, 2, 3, 5 4n
 
Motacillidae Old World Wagtails and Pipits
Anthus novaeseelandiae Richard's Pipit   4n
 
Passeridae Sparrows, Weaverbirds, Waxbills and allies
Passer domesticus House Sparrow    
Taeniopygia guttata Zebra Finch    
Taeniopygia bichenovii Double-barred Finch 1, 5 4n
Neochmia modesta Plum-headed Finch    
Neochmia temporalis Red-browed Finch 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Lonchura castaneothorax Chestnut-breasted Mannikin    
 
Dicaeidae Flowerpeckers
Dicaeum hirundinaceum Mistletoebird 1, 2, 3, 5 4n
 
Hirundinidae Swallows and Martins
Hirundo neoxena Welcome Swallow 1, 2, 3, 5 4
Petrochelidon nigricans Tree Martin 1, 3, 5  
Hirundo ariel Fairy Martin    
Cheramoeca leucosternus White-backed Swallow    
 
Sylviidae Old World Warblers
Cincloramphus mathewsi Rufous Songlark    
Cisticola exilis Golden-headed Cisticola    
 
Zosteropidae White-eyes
Zosterops lateralis Silvereye 2, 3, 5 4n
 
Sturnidae Starlings and allies
Sturnus vulgaris Common Starling 1 4n
Acridotheres tristis Common Myna 2, 5 4n
 
Turnix varia Painted Button-quail 3  
Lopholaimus antarcticus Topknot pigeon 3  
Macropygia amboinensis Brown Cuckoo-dove 3 4n


Abbreviations:

n = near the National Park

Sources
1. Vertebrate Fauna Survey of Lower Hunter National Park
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Lucas Grenadier, Michael Roderick, Dr. Michael Mahony, Glenn Hoye and Rachel Betts (Contributors)
Department of Biological Sciences and TUNRA Pty Ltd.
University of Newcastle
June 2001
2. National Parks and Wildlife Service Database
3. Morisset Forestry District Environmental Impact Statement
Supporting Document No.6
Rick Webster
1995
4. John Goswell (local resident)
6. Penny Mitchell (local resident)




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