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Species in the Newcastle And The Hunter Region - Hunter Wetlands Centre Area.

Family NameScientific NameCommon Name
AcanthizidaeAcanthiza chrysorrhoaYellow-rumped Thornbill
 Acanthiza nanaYellow Thornbill
 Acanthiza pusillaBrown Thornbill
 Gerygone levigasterMangrove Gerygone
 Gerygone moukiBrown Gerygone
 Gerygone olivacea White-throated Gerygone
 Sericornis frontalisWhite-browed Scrubwren
AccipitridaeAccipiter cirrhocephalusCollared Sparrowhawk
 Accipiter fasciatusBrown Goshawk
 Accipiter novaehollandiaeGrey Goshawk
 Aquila audaxWedge-tailed Eagle
 Circus approximansSwamp Harrier
 Elanus axillarisBlack-shouldered Kite
 Haliaeetus leucogasterWhite-breasted Sea Eagle
 Haliastur indusBrahminy Kite
 Haliastur sphenurusWhistling Kite
 Hieraaetus morphnoidesLittle Eagle
 Milvus migransBlack Kite
AcrocephalidaeAcrocephalus australisAustralian Reed-warbler
AlcedinidaeCeyx azureusAzure Kingfisher
AnatidaeAnas castaneaChestnut Teal
 Anas gracilisGrey Teal
 Anas platyrhynchos hybrid*Black Indian Runner Hybrid
 Anas platyrhynchos*Mallard
 Anas superciliosa rogersiPacific Black Duck
 Anser anser domesticusDomestic Goose
 Aythya australisHardhead
 Biziura lobataMusk Duck
 Chenonetta jubataAustralian Wood Duck
 Cygnus atratusBlack Swan
 Dendrocygna arcuataWandering Whistling-duck
 Dendrocygna eytoniPlumed Whistling-duck
 Malacorhynchus membranaceusPink-eared Duck
 Oxyura australisBlue-billed Duck
 Spatula rhynchotis rhynchotisAustralian Shoveler
 Stictonetta naevosaFreckled Duck
AnhingidaeAnhinga novaehollandiaeAustralian Darter
AnseranatidaeAnseranas semipalmataMagpie Goose
ApodidaeHirundapus caudacutusWhite-throated Needletail
ArdeidaeArdea alba modestaEastern Great Egret
 Ardea intermediaIntermediate Egret
 Ardea pacificaWhite-necked Heron
 Bubulcus ibis coromandaEastern Cattle Egret
 Butorides striatusStraited Heron
 Egretta garzettaLittle Egret
 Egretta novaehollandiaeWhite-faced Heron
 Ixobrychus dubiusAustralian Little Bittern
 Nycticorax caledonicusNankeen Night Heron
ArtamidaeArtamus leucorhynchusWhite-brested Woodswallow
 Artamus superciliosusWhite-browed Woodswallow
 Cracticus nigrogularis nigrogularisPied Butcherbird
 Cracticus torquatusGrey Butcherbird
 Gymnorhina tibicen tibicenAustralian Magpie
 Strepera graculinaPied Currawong
CacatuidaeCacatua galeritaSulphur-crested Cockatoo
 Cacatua sanguineaLittle Corella
 Eolophus roseicapillusGalah
 Zanda funereus funereusEastern Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
CampephagidaeCoracina novaehollandiae melanopsBlack-faced Cuckoo-shrike
 Coracina papuensisWhite-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
 Coracina tenuirostrisCicadabird
CharadriidaeCharadrius ruficapillusRed-capped Plover
 Elseyornis melanopsBlack-fronted Dotterel
 Erythrogonys cinctusRed-kneed Dotterel
 Pluvialis fulvaPacific Golden Plover
 Vanellus miles novaehollandiaeSpur-winged Plover
CiconiidaeEphippiorhynchus asiaticusBlack-necked Stork
CisticolidaeCisticola exilisGolden-headed Cisticola
ClimacteridaeCormobates leucophaeaWhite-throated Treecreeper
ColumbidaeColumba leucomelaWhite-headed Pigeon
 Columba livia*Feral Pigeon
 Geopelia humeralisBar-shouldered Dove
 Geopelia placidaPeaceful Dove
 Ocyphaps lophotesCrested Pigeon
CoraciidaeEurystomus orientalisDollarbird
CorvidaeCorvus coronoidesAustralian Raven
 Corvus orruTorresian Crow
 Corvus tasmanicusForest Raven
CuculidaeCacomantis flabelliformisFan-tailed Cuckoo
 Cacomantis variolosusBrush Cuckoo
 Chalcites basalisHorsfield's Bronze-cuckoo
 Chalcites lucidusShining Bronze-cuckoo
 Eudynamys orientalisEastern Koel
 Scythrops novaehollandiaeChannel-billed Cuckoo
DicruridaeDicrurus bracteatusSpangled Drongo
EstrildidaeLonchura castaneothoraxChestnut-breasted Mannikin
 Neochmia temporalisRed-browed Finch
 Taeniopygia bichenoviiDouble-barred Finch
 Taeniopygia guttataZebra Finch
FalconidaeFalco berigoraBrown Falcon
 Falco cenchroidesNankeen Kestrel
 Falco longipennisAustralian Hobby
 Falco peregrinusPeregrine Falcon
FringillidaeCarduelis carduelis*European Goldfinch
HalcyonidaeDacelo novaeguineaeLaughing Kookaburra
 Todiramphus sanctusSacred Kingfisher
HirundinidaeHirundo neoxena neoxenaWelcome Swallow
 Petrochelidon arielFairy Martin
 Petrochelidon nigricansTree Martin
LaridaeChroicocephalus novaehollandiaeSilver Gull
 Gelochelidon macrotarsaAustralian Gull-billed Tern
 Sterna hirundoCommon Tern
 Sternula albifronsLittle Tern
 Thalasseus bergiiCrested Tern
LocustellidaeCincloramphus timoriensis alisteriAustralian Tawny Grassbird
 Cinclorhamphus cruralisBrown Songlark
 Cinclorhamphus mathewsiRufus Songlark
 Poodytes gramineus goulburniEastern Little Grassbird
MaluridaeMalurus cyaneusSuperb Fairy-wren
 Malurus lambertiVariegated Fairy-wren
 Stipiturus malachurusSouthern Emu-wren
MeliphagidaeAcanthagenys rufogularisSpiny-cheeked Honeyeater
 Acanthorhynchus tenuirostrisEastern Spinebill
 Anthochaera carunculataRed Wattlebird
 Anthochaera chrysopteraLittle Wattlebird
 Caligavis chrysopsYellow-faced Honeyeater
 Entomyzon cyanotisBlue-faced Honeyeater
 Epthianura albifronsWhite-fronted Chat
 Lichmera indistinctaBrown Honeyeater
 Manorina melanocephalaNoisy Miner
 Meliphaga lewiniiLewin's Honeyeater
 Myzomela sanguinolentaScarlet Honeyeater
 Philemon citreogularisLittle Friarbird
 Philemon corniculatusNoisy Friarbird
 Phylidonyris nigraWhite-cheeked Honeyeater
 Phylidonyris novaehollandiaeNew Holland Honeyeater
 Plectorhyncha lanceolataStriped Honeyeater
 Ptilotula penicillataWhite-plumed Honeyeater
MonarchidaeGrallina cyanoleucaMagpie-lark
 Monarcha melanopsisBlack-faced Monarch
 Myiagra rubeculaLeaden Flycatcher
 Symposiachrus trivirgatusSpectacled Monarch
MotacillidaeAnthus novaeseelandiaeAustralian Pipit
NectariniidaeDicaeum hirundinaceumMistletoebird
OriolidaeOriolus sagittatusOlive-backed Oriole
 Sphecotheres vieillotiFigbird
PachycephalidaeColluricincla harmonicaGrey Shrike-thrush
 Pachycephala pectoralisGolden Whistler
 Pachycephala rufiventrisRufous Whistler
PandionidaePandion cristatusEastern Osprey
PardalotidaePardalotus punctatusSpotted Pardalote
 Pardalotus striatusStriaited Pardalote
PasseridaePasser domesticus*House Sparrow
PelecanidaePelecanus conspicillatusAustralian Pelican
PetroicidaeEopsaltria australisEastern Yellow Robin
PhalacrocoracidaeMicrocarbo melanoleucosLittle Pied Cormorant
 Phalacrocorax carboGreat Cormorant
 Phalacrocorax sulcirostrisLittle Black Cormorant
 Phalacrocorax variusPied Cormorant
PhasianidaeSynoicus ypsilophora australisMainland Brown Quail
PodargidaePodargus strigoidesTawny Frogmouth
PodicipedidaePoliocephalus poliocephalusHoary-headed Grebe
 Tachybaptus novaehollandiaeAustralian Grebe
ProcellariidaeArdenna pacificusWedge-tailed Shearwater
PsittacidaePlatycercus eximiusEastern Rosella
 Trichoglossus chlorolepidotusScaly-breasted Lorikeet
 Trichoglossus moluccanusRainbow Lorikeet
PsophodidaePsophodes olivaceusEastern Whipbird
PtilonorynchidaePtilonorhynchus violaceusSatin Bowerbird
RallidaeFulica atraEurasian Coot
 Gallinula tenebrosaDusky Moorhen
 Hypotaenidia philippensis melloriAustralian Buff-banded Rail
 Lewinia pectoralisLewin's Rail
 Porphyrio porphyrioPurple Swamphen
 Porzana flumineaAustralian Spotted Crake
 Zapornia pusilla palustrisBaillon's Crake
 Zapornia tabuensis plumbeaAustralasian Spotless Crake
RecurvirostridaeHimantopus himantopusBlack-winged Stilt
RhipiduridaeRhipidura fuliginosa alisteriSouth-eastern Grey Fantail
 Rhipidura leucophrysWillie Wagtail
 Rhipidura rufifronsRufous Fantail
ScolopacidaeCalidris ruficollisRed-necked Stint
 Gallinago hardwickiiLatham's Snipe
 Limosa lapponicaBar-tailed Godwit
 Numenius madagascariensisEastern Curlew
 Numenius phaeopusWhimbrel
 Tringa nebulariaCommon Greenshank
 Tringa stagnatilisMarsh Sandpiper
SturnidaeAcridotheres tristis*Common Myna
 Sturnus vulgaris*Common Starling
ThreskiornithidaePlatalea flavipesYellow-billed Spoonbill
 Platalea regiaRoyal Spoonbill
 Plegadis falcinellusGlossy Ibis
 Threskiornis moluccaAustralian White Ibis
 Threskiornis spinicollisStraw-necked Ibis
TimaliidaeZosterops lateralisSilver-eye
A total of 186 species from 55 families identified in this area.