Avian Fauna

Birds

Type: Accipitridae (Ospreys, Kites, Eagles)
Common Name:  White Bellied Sea Eagle
Scientific Name:  Haliaeetus leucogaster
Source: Phillip Island J. Clarke WPSPMore on White Bellied Sea Eagle

 

Type: Accipitridae (Ospreys, Kites, Eagles)
Common Name:  Swamp Harrier
Scientific Name:  Circus approximans
Source: Phillip Island J. Clarke WPSPMore on Swamp Harrier

 

Type: Accipitridae (Ospreys, Kites, Eagles)
Common Name:  Wedgetail Eagle
Scientific Name:  Aquila audax
Source: Bass Valley, P.Westwood Friends of Bass Valley Bush Inc .More on Wedgetail Eagle

 

Type: Anatidae (Swans, Ducks, Geese)
Common Name:  Black Swan
Scientific Name:  Cygnus atratus
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Black Swan

 

Type: Anatidae (Swans, Ducks, Geese)
Common Name:  Cape Barren Geese
Scientific Name:  Cereopsis novaehollandiae
Source:  Phillip Island, J. Clarke. WPSPMore on Cape Barren Geese

 

Type: Ardeidae (Herons,Egrets,Bitterns)
Common Name:  Eastern Reef Egret
Scientific Name:  Egretta sacra
Source:  Phillip Island, J. Clarke. WPSPMore on Eastern Reef Egret

 

Type: Cacatuidae (Cockatoos)
Common Name:  Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
Scientific Name:  Cacatua galerita
Source: Phillip Island, J .Clarke WPSPMore on Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

 

Type: Cacatuidae (Cockatoos)
Common Name:  Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo
Scientific Name:  Calyptorhynchus funereus
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo

 

Type: Cacatuidae (Cockatoos)
Common Name:  Galahs
Scientific Name:  Cacatua roseicapilla
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Galahs

 

Type: Campephagidae (Shrike)
Common Name:  Black Faced Cuckoo-shrike
Scientific Name:  Coracina novaehollandiae
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Black Faced Cuckoo-shrike

 

Type: Dicruridae (Fantails)
Common Name:  Grey Fantail
Scientific Name:  Rhipidura fuliginosa
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Grey Fantail

 

Type: Dicruridae (Fantails)
Common Name:  Willie Wagtail
Scientific Name:  Rhipidura leucophrys
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Willie Wagtail

 

Type: Halcyonidae (Kookaburras, Kingfishers)
Common Name:  Kookaburra
Scientific Name:  Dacelo novaeguineae
Source:  Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Kookaburra

 

 

Type: Laridae (Gulls & Terns)
Common Name:  Silver Gull
Scientific Name:  Larus novaehollandiae
Source:  Phillip Island, J. Clarke, WPSPMore on Silver Gull

 

Type: Laridae (Gulls & Terns)
Common Name:  Pacific Gull
Scientific Name:  Larus pacificus
Source:   Phillip Island, J. Clarke, WPSPMore on Pacific Gull

 

Type: Maluridae (Wrens)
Common Name:  Splendid Blue Wren
Scientific Name:  Malurus cyaneus (male & female)
Source:  Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Splendid Blue Wren

 

Type: Meliphagidae (Honeyeaters)
Common Name:  White-napped Honeyeater
Scientific Name:  Melithreptus lunatus
Source:  Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSP

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Type: Meliphagidae (Honeyeaters)
Common Name:  New Holland Honeyeater
Scientific Name:  Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on New Holland Honeyeater

 

Type: Meliphagidae: (Honeyeaters)
Common Name:  Little Wattle Bird
Scientific Name:  Anthochaera chrysoptera
Source:  Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Little Wattle Bird

 

Type: Pachycephalidae (Insect eaters)
Common Name:  Rufous Whistler
Scientific Name:  Pachycephala rufiventris
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Rufous Whistler

 

Type: Pachycephalidae (Insect eaters)
Common Name:  Grey Shrike-thrush
Scientific Name:  Colluricincla harmonica
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Grey Shrike-thrush

 

Type: Passeridae (Finches)
Common Name:  Red Browed Finch
Scientific Name:  Neochmia temporalis
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Red Browed Finch 

 

Type: Pelicanidae (Pelicans)
Common Name:  Pelican
Scientific Name:  Pelecanus conspicillatus
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Pelican

 

Type: Petroicidae (Robins)
Common Name:  Yellow Robin (male)
Scientific Name:  Eopsaltria australis
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Yellow Robin

 

Type: Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)
Common Name:  Black Faced Cormorant
Scientific Name:  Phalacrocorax fuscescens
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke, WPSPBlack Faced Cormorant 

 

Type: Psittacidae (Lorikeets, Parrots, Rosellas)
Common Name:  Crimson Rosella
Scientific Name:  Platycercus elegans
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Crimson Rosella

 

Type: Psittacidae (Lorikeets, Parrots, Rosellas)
Common Name:  Eastern Rosella
Scientific Name:  Platycercus eximius
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Eastern Rosella 

 

Type: Psittacidae (Lorikeets, Parrots, Rosellas)
Common Name:  Rainbow Lorikeet
Scientific Name:  Trichoglossus haematodus
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Rainbow Lorikeet

 

Type: Threskiornithidae (Spoonbills, Ibis)
Common Name:  Royal Spoolbill
Scientific Name:  Platalea regia
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke, WPSPMore on Royal Spoolbill 

 

Type: Threskiornithidae (Spoonbills, Ibis)
Common Name:  Australian White Ibis
Scientific Name:  Threskiornis molucca
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke, WPSPMore on Australian White Ibis

 

Type: Tytonidae (Owls)
Common Name:  Barking Owl
Scientific Name:  Ninox connivens
Source: Bass Valley, R. Jago Friends of Bass Valley Bush Inc. More on Barking Owl 

 

Type: Tytonidae: (Owls)
Common Name:  Powerful Owl
Scientific Name:  Ninox stenua
Source: Bass Valley, P. Westwood Friends of Bass Valley Bush Inc .More on Powerful Owl

 

Type: Female Petroicidae (Robins)
Common Name:  Flame Robin
Scientific Name:  Petroica phoenicea
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Yellow Robin

 

Type: Male Petroicidae (Robins)
Common Name:  Flame Robin
Scientific Name:  Petroica phoenicea
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Yellow Robin

 

Type: Artamidae (Butcherbirds / Currawongs)
Common Name:  Australian Magpie
Scientific Name:  Gymnorhina tibicen
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Magpie

 

Type: Muscicapidae (Thrushes / Starlings)
Common Name:  Eurasian Blackbird (Introduced)
Scientific Name:  Turdus merula
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Blackbird

 

Type: Ardeidae  (Herons, Egrets, Bitterns)
Common Name:  White Faced Heron
Scientific Name:  Egretta novaehollandiae
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on White Faced Heron

 

Type: Charadriidae (Lapwings / Plovers)
Common Name:  Masked Lapwing
Scientific Name:  Vanellus miles– (novaehollandiae)
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Masked Lapling