Wild Birds

Index of Bird Species Found In Tasmania, King Island and Flinders Island

Water / Wetland / Wading Birds of Tasmania (including ducks, swans, wading, ocean birds, etc.)

Parrots found on Tasmania

Photos of birds found on Tasmania

Listing of Birds found on the Australian island of Tasmania:

Australian Magpie (C. tibicen hypoleuca)

Australian Pipits (A. n. bistriatus)

Azure Kingfisher (Alcedo azurea)

Bassian Thrush (Zoothura lunulata) aka Olive-tailed Thrush

Black Currawong (Strepera fuliginosa) aka Black Jay

Black-shouldered Kites (Elanus axillaris) – Range: Accidental visitors to northern Tasmania and the Torres Strait islands

Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)

Brown Thornbills (Acanthiza pusilla)

Brown Quail aka Swamp Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora)

California Quail (Callipepla californica)

Common or European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris(Sturnus vulgaris) – Rare/Accidental

Dusky Woodswallow (Artamus cyanopterus) – Live primarily in open eucalyptus forests and woodlands

Eastern Spinebills (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris)

Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea)

Forest Ravens (Corvus tasmanicus) – Range: Island state of Tasmania

Forty-spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus quadragintus) – Range: Confined to the south-east corner of Tasmania.

Greater Sooty Owls (Tyto tenebricosa)

Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor)

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) – previously known as the Laughing Jackass

Noisy Miners (Manorina melanocephala)

Ospreys (Sub-species: P. h. cristatus – Vieillot, 1816)

Rainbow Bee-eaters (Merops ornatus)

Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)

Short-tailed Shearwater or Muttonbird / Moonbird (Puffinus tenuirostris) – Seabirds

Silvereye or Wax-eye (Zosterops lateralis

Southern Boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae) aka Mopoke, Morepork, Boobook, Tasmanian Spotted Owl, Lord Howe Boobook or Ruru

Spotted Doves / Spotted Turtle Doves (Streptopelia chinensis)

Strong-billed Honeyeaters

Superb Fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus) or Blue Wren

Superb Lyrebird or Weringerong (Menura novaehollandiae) – Introduced into Tasmania in the 19th Century

Tasmanian Native-hen (Gallinula mortierii)

Tasmanian Thornbills (Acanthiza ewingii)

Tasmanian Magpies (G. tibicen hypoleuca) – Range: King and Flinders Islands, as well as Tasmania

Tasmanian Scrubwrens (Sericornis humilis)

Tasmanian Forest Raven (Corvus tasmanicus)

Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)

Topknot Pigeons (Lopholaimus antarcticus)

Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagles (Aquila audax fleayi)

Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)

Willie Wagtails (Rhipidura leucophrys) – Range: Northern Tasmania

Yellow-tipped Pardalote (Striatus)

Yellow Wattlebirds (A. paradoxa)


Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

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