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Species in the Newcastle And The Hunter Region - Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve Area.

Family NameScientific NameCommon Name
AnatidaeAnas clypeataNorthern Shoveler
 Anas gracilisGrey Teal
 Anas superciliosa rogersiPacific Black Duck
 Chenonetta jubataAustralian Wood Duck
 Cygnus atratusBlack Swan
AnseranatidaeAnseranas semipalmataMagpie Goose
ArdeidaeArdea alba modestaEastern Great Egret
 Ardea intermediaIntermediate Egret
 Bubulcus ibis coromandaEastern Cattle Egret
 Egretta garzettaLittle Egret
 Egretta novaehollandiaeWhite-faced Heron
 Nycticorax caledonicusNankeen Night Heron
ArtamidaeCracticus nigrogularis nigrogularisPied Butcherbird
 Gymnorhina tibicen tibicenAustralian Magpie
CacatuidaeCacatua galeritaSulphur-crested Cockatoo
 Eolophus roseicapillusGalah
CharadriidaeVanellus miles novaehollandiaeSpur-winged Plover
CiconiidaeEphippiorhynchus asiaticusBlack-necked Stork
CorvidaeCorvus coronoidesAustralian Raven
FalconidaeFalco subnigerBlack Falcon
HalcyonidaeDacelo novaeguineaeLaughing Kookaburra
 Todiramphus sanctusSacred Kingfisher
JacanidaeIrediparra gallinaceaComb-crested Jacana
MeliphagidaePtilotula penicillataWhite-plumed Honeyeater
MonarchidaeGrallina cyanoleucaMagpie-lark
PelecanidaePelecanus conspicillatusAustralian Pelican
PhalacrocoracidaeMicrocarbo melanoleucosLittle Pied Cormorant
 Phalacrocorax carboGreat Cormorant
 Phalacrocorax sulcirostrisLittle Black Cormorant
PodicipedidaeTachybaptus novaehollandiaeAustralian Grebe
RallidaeFulica atraEurasian Coot
 Gallinula tenebrosaDusky Moorhen
 Porphyrio porphyrioPurple Swamphen
RhipiduridaeRhipidura leucophrysWillie Wagtail
ScolopacidaeGallinago hardwickiiLatham's Snipe
SturnidaeAcridotheres tristis*Common Myna
 Sturnus vulgaris*Common Starling
ThreskiornithidaePlatalea regiaRoyal Spoonbill
 Plegadis falcinellusGlossy Ibis
 Threskiornis moluccaAustralian White Ibis
A total of 40 species from 21 families identified in this area.