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Australian tern

The Australian tern or Australian gull-billed tern is a tern in the family Laridae. The genus name is from Ancient Greek gelao, "to laugh", and khelidon, "swallow". It was previously considered conspecific with the gull-billed tern.

Black honeyeater

The black honeyeater is a species of bird in the honeyeater family, Meliphagidae, and the sole species in the genus Sugomel. The black honeyeater exhibits sexual dimorphism, with the male being black and white while the female is a speckled grey- ...

Black-throated bushtit

In older sources, "black-throated tit" can also mean the rufous-naped tit or the rufous-vented tit, which are true tits. The black-throated bushtit, also known as the black-throated tit, is a very small passerine bird in the family Aegithalidae.

Black-throated finch

"Black-throated finch" may also refer to the canary-winged finch melanodera of South America. The black-throated finch, or parson finch, is a species of estrildid finch found in grassy woodlands throughout north-east Australia from Cape York Peni ...

Blue-capped motmot

The blue-capped motmot or blue-crowned motmot is a colorful near-passerine bird found in forests and woodlands of eastern Mexico. This species and the Lessons Motmot, Whooping Motmot, Trinidad Motmot, Amazonian Motmot, and Andean Motmot were all ...

Blue-tailed hummingbird

Subspecies within this species include: Amazilia cyanura guatemalae - occurs in the southeastern part of the state of Chiapas in Mexico and southern Guatemala Amazilia cyanura impatiens - occurs in northwest and central Costa Rica Amazilia cyanur ...

Crimson-rumped toucanet

The crimson-rumped toucanet is a species of bird in the family Ramphastidae. It is found in humid Andean forests in Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. Its plumage is overall green, except for a maroon-red rump and tail-tip. The bill is black and ma ...

Cuban tody

The species is characterized by small size 11 cm 4.3 in, 59 g 2.1 oz), large head relative to body size, and a thin, flat bill. Similar to other todies, the coloration of the Cuban tody includes iridescent green dorsum, pale whitish-grey underpar ...

Desert rat-kangaroo

The desert rat-kangaroo, also called the buff-nosed rat-kangaroo, plains rat-kangaroo or oolacunta, is an extinct small hopping marsupial endemic to desert regions of Central Australia. It was discovered in the early 1840s and described by John G ...

Eastern false pipistrelle

The eastern false pipistrelle, species Falsistrellus tasmaniensis, is a vespertilionid bat that occurs in eastern and south-eastern Australia, including the island of Tasmania.

Fawn leaf-nosed bat

The fawn leaf-nosed bat – Hipposideros cervinus – is a species of bat in the family Hipposideridae found in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vanuatu.

Floreana mockingbird

The Floreana mockingbird, or Charles mockingbird, is a species of bird in the family Mimidae. It is endemic to Floreana, one of the Galapagos Islands; but human colonisation from 1832 onwards brought predators such as dogs and cats, and within 50 ...

Galapagos hawk

The Galapagos hawk is similar in size to the red tailed hawk Buteo jamaicensis and the Swainsons hawk Buteo swainsoni of North America, but the size is variable across the islands as is recorded for many animals native to the Galapagos. They appe ...

Green toucanet

Green toucanets are near-passerine birds from the genus Aulacorhynchus in the toucan family. They are native to Mexico, and Central and South America. All are found in humid forests and woodlands in highlands, but a few also occur in adjacent low ...

Hillstar

The hillstars are hummingbirds of the genus Oreotrochilus. They are native to the Andes in South America. The Urochroa hillstars are not closely related.

Iago sparrow

The Iago sparrow, also known as the Cape Verde or rufous-backed sparrow, is a passerine bird of the sparrow family Passeridae. It is endemic to the Cape Verde archipelago, in the eastern Atlantic Ocean near western Africa. Females and young birds ...

Inland thornbill

The inland thornbill, called the broad-tailed thornbill, is a small, insect-eating bird of Australia. The inland thornbill is commonly confused with the coastal brown thornbill due to its similar colorations. The inland thornbill encompasses four ...

Kea

The kea is a species of large parrot in the family Nestoridae found in the forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand. About 48 cm long, it is mostly olive-green with a brilliant orange under its wings and has a large, narrow, ...

Letter-winged kite

The letter-winged kite is a small, rare and irruptive bird of prey that is found only in Australia. Measuring around 35 cm in length with a wingspan of 84–100 cm, the adult letter-winged kite has predominantly pale grey and white plumage and prom ...

Kultarr

The kultarr is a small insectivorous nocturnal marsupial inhabiting the arid interior of Australia. Preferred habitat includes stony deserts, shrubland, woodland, grassland and open plains. The kultarr has a range of adaptations to help cope with ...

Lagorchestes

Lagorchestes is a genus containing all but one of the species referred to as hare-wallabies. It has four species, two of which are extinct: Rufous hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus †Eastern hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes leporides extinct Spectacle ...

Little pied bat

The little pied bat is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is found only in semi-arid woodlands in eastern Australia.

Little shearwater

The little shearwater is a small shearwater in the petrel family Procellariidae. Despite the generic name, it is unrelated to the puffins, which are auks, the only similarity being that they are both burrow-nesting seabirds.

Little spotted kiwi

The little spotted kiwi, or little grey kiwi, Apteryx owenii, is a small flightless bird in the kiwi family Apterygidae. It is the smallest species of all 5 kiwis, at about 0.9 to 1.9 kg, about the size of a bantam. It is endemic to New Zealand, ...

Masked woodswallow

The Masked Woodswallow is a medium-sized species of woodswallow in the bird family Artamidae. A.personatus is a common, gregarious and highly nomadic species, appearing in large flocks usually with white-browed woodswallow. Among the few passerin ...

Mountain toucan

Andigena, the mountain toucans, is a genus of birds in the family Ramphastidae. They are found in humid highland forests in the Andes of South America, ranging from Bolivia to Venezuela. These medium-sized toucans all have olive-brown upperparts, ...

New World quail

The New World quails or Odontophoridae are small birds only distantly related to the Old World quail, but named for their similar appearance and habits. The American species are in their own family Odontophoridae, whereas Old World quail are in t ...

Noisy scrubbird

The noisy scrubbird is a species of bird in the family Atrichornithidae. It is endemic to the coastal heaths of south-western Australia.

Orange chat

The orange chat Epthianura aurifrons is endemic to Australia. Orange chats are usually 10–12 cm in length, 10-12 grams in weight and have an average wingspan of 19 cm. The orange chat is a small ground songbird with relatively long, broad and rou ...

Orange fruit dove

The orange fruit dove, also known as flame dove, is a small, approximately 20 cm long, short-tailed fruit-dove in the family Columbidae. One of the most colorful doves, the male has a golden olive head and elongated bright orange "hair-like" body ...

Pacific baza

The Pacific baza, also known as the crested hawk, crested baza, and Pacific cuckoo-falcon, is a slender, medium-sized species of hawk in the family Accipitridae. It is mostly grey, brown, and white coloured and grows to a length of 35–46 centimet ...

Rock parrot

The rock parrot is a species of grass parrot native to Australia. Described by John Gould in 1841, it is a small parrot 22 to 24 cm long and weighing 50–60 g with predominantly olive-brown upperparts and more yellowish underparts. Its head is oli ...

Peaceful dove

The peaceful dove is a pigeon native to Australia and New Guinea. The peaceful dove is closely related to the zebra dove of south-east Asia and the barred dove of eastern Indonesia. Until recently, the three were classed as a single species, Geop ...

Peruvian racket-tail

The Peruvian racket-tail is a species of hummingbird. It is found on the east slope of the Andes in Ecuador and northeastern Peru. It previously was considered conspecific with the white-booted racket-tail and the rufous-booted racket-tail, toget ...

Pied heron

The pied heron, also known as the pied egret is a bird found in coastal and subcoastal areas of monsoonal northern Australia as well as some parts of Wallacea and New Guinea.

Pied monarch

Two subspecies are recognized: A. k. kaupi - Gould, 1851: Found on south-eastern Cape York Peninsula north-eastern Australia A. k. terraereginae - Campbell, AJ, 1895: Found on eastern Cape York Peninsula north-eastern Australia

Pied stilt

The pied stilt, also known as the white-headed stilt, is a shorebird in the family Recurvirostridae. It is widely distributed with a large total population size and apparently stable population trend, occurring in Malaysia, Japan, the Philippines ...

Plum-headed finch

The plum-headed finch also known as cherry finch is a common species of estrildid finch found in Australia. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 100.000 – 1.000.000 km 2.

Northern scrub robin

The northern scrub robin is a species of bird in the family Petroicidae. It is found in northern Cape York Peninsula. It was found to be genetically distinct from the Papuan scrub robin, which were thought to be members of the same species. A put ...

Rufous owl

The rufous owl, also known as the rufous boobook, is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It was described in 1846 by John Gould, an English ornithologist. Its common name reflects the rufous-coloured feathers that these owls are covered wit ...

Rufous shrikethrush

Currently, three subspecies are recognized: C. r. griseata - Gray, GR, 1858: Originally described as a separate species. Found in north-eastern Queensland Australia C. r. rufogaster - Gould, 1845: Originally described as a separate species. Found ...

Rufous-tailed hawk

The Rufous-tailed hawk is a species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. The rufous-tailed hawk is found in southern Argentina and Chile, including the entire region of Tierra del Fuego. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropi ...

Sapphire-throated hummingbird

The sapphire-throated hummingbird is a shiny metallic-green hummingbird found in Panama, Colombia, and more recently Costa Rica. It is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae, and one of three species in the genus Lepidopyga. Additiona ...

Shoebill

The shoebill also known as whalehead, whale-headed stork, or shoe-billed stork, is a very large stork-like bird. It derives its name from its enormous shoe-shaped bill. It has a somewhat stork-like overall form and has previously been classified ...

Silver-throated bushtit

The silver-throated bushtit or silver-throated tit is a species of bird in the family Aegithalidae. It is widely spread throughout central and eastern China and south towards Yunnan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. A paper on the silver ...

Spinebill

Spinebill is the name given to two members of the honeyeater family, both in the genus Acanthorhynchus, which is Latin for "spine bill". They are around 15 centimetres in length, and are coloured black, white and chestnut, with a long, downcurved ...

Taiwan barbet

It is about 20 cm 7.9 in long. The plumage is mostly green. The lore has a red spot. The ear-coverts and lower malar are blue. The throat is mustard yellow. The forehead is yellow. There is a black stripe above the eye. The beak is black and thic ...

Taiwan whistling thrush

The Taiwan whistling thrush, also known as the Formosan whistling thrush, is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is endemic to Taiwan.

Vermilion flycatcher

The vermilion flycatcher or common vermilion flycatcher is a small passerine bird in the Tyrannidae, or tyrant flycatcher family. Most flycatchers are rather drab, but the vermilion flycatcher is a striking exception. It is a favorite with birder ...

Victorias riflebird

Victorias riflebird also known as the duwuduwu to the Yidinji people, is a bird-of-paradise endemic to the Atherton Tableland region of northeastern Queensland, Australia where it resides year-round. As well as insects, they eat fruits from the t ...