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Birds of Townsville local government area

Total number of species: 453

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Family Scientific Name Common Name Superseded NCA EPBC End. Wetland
Status
Motacillidae Anthus novaeseelandiae Australasian pipit C QAI
Motacillidae Motacilla cinerea grey wagtail SL VU
Motacillidae Motacilla flava sensu lato yellow wagtail Superseded SL QAI
Passeridae Passer domesticus house sparrow II
Estrildidae Chloebia gouldiae Gouldian finch E E QA
Estrildidae Heteromunia pectoralis pictorella mannikin C QA
Estrildidae Lonchura castaneothorax chestnut-breasted mannikin C QAI
Estrildidae Lonchura punctulata nutmeg mannikin II
Estrildidae Neochmia modesta plum-headed finch C QA
Estrildidae Neochmia phaeton crimson finch C QAI
Estrildidae Neochmia phaeton phaeton crimson finch C QA
Estrildidae Neochmia ruficauda star finch C QA
Estrildidae Neochmia temporalis red-browed finch C QA
Estrildidae Poephila cincta black-throated finch C QA
Estrildidae Poephila cincta cincta black-throated finch (white-rumped subspecies) E E QA
Estrildidae Poephila personata masked finch C QA
Estrildidae Taeniopygia bichenovii double-barred finch C QA
Estrildidae Taeniopygia guttata zebra finch C QA
Dicaeidae Dicaeum hirundinaceum mistletoebird C QAI
Nectariniidae Cinnyris jugularis olive-backed sunbird C QAI
Sturnidae Acridotheres tristis common myna II
Sturnidae Aplonis metallica metallic starling C QAI
Sturnidae Sturnus vulgaris common starling II
Turdidae Zoothera heinei russet-tailed thrush C QA
Turdidae Zoothera lunulata Bassian thrush C QA
Turdidae Zoothera lunulata cuneata bassian thrush (north-east Queensland) C Q
Turdidae Zoothera sp. C U
Hirundinidae Hirundo neoxena welcome swallow C QAI
Hirundinidae Hirundo rustica barn swallow SL QAI
Hirundinidae Hirundo sp. C U
Hirundinidae Petrochelidon ariel fairy martin C QA
Hirundinidae Petrochelidon nigricans tree martin C QAI
Zosteropidae Zosterops lateralis silvereye C QAI
Zosteropidae Zosterops luteus yellow white-eye C QA
Locustellidae Cincloramphus cruralis brown songlark C QA
Locustellidae Cincloramphus mathewsi rufous songlark C QA
Locustellidae Cincloramphus timoriensis tawny grassbird C QAI
Locustellidae Poodytes gramineus little grassbird C QAI
Acrocephalidae Acrocephalus australis Australian reed-warbler C QAI
Acrocephalidae Acrocephalus orientalis oriental reed-warbler SL VI
Cisticolidae Cisticola exilis golden-headed cisticola C QAI
Cisticolidae Cisticola juncidis laveryi zitting cisticola C Q
Alaudidae Mirafra javanica Horsfield's bushlark C QAI
Petroicidae Eopsaltria australis eastern yellow robin C QA
Petroicidae Heteromyias cinereifrons grey-headed robin C Q
Petroicidae Microeca fascinans jacky winter C QAI
Petroicidae Microeca flavigaster lemon-bellied flycatcher C QAI
Petroicidae Peneoenanthe pulverulenta mangrove robin C QA
Petroicidae Petroica goodenovii red-capped robin C QA
Petroicidae Poecilodryas superciliosa white-browed robin C Q
Petroicidae Tregellasia capito pale-yellow robin C QA
Paradisaeidae Ptiloris victoriae Victoria's riflebird C Q
Corcoracidae Corcorax melanorhamphos white-winged chough C QA
Corcoracidae Struthidea cinerea apostlebird C QA
Machaerirhynchidae Machaerirhynchus flaviventer yellow-breasted boatbill C QI
Monarchidae Arses kaupi pied monarch C Q
Monarchidae Carterornis leucotis white-eared monarch C QA
Monarchidae Grallina cyanoleuca magpie-lark C QAI
Monarchidae Monarcha melanopsis black-faced monarch SL QAI
Monarchidae Myiagra alecto shining flycatcher C QAI
Monarchidae Myiagra cyanoleuca satin flycatcher SL QAI
Monarchidae Myiagra inquieta restless flycatcher C QA
Monarchidae Myiagra rubecula leaden flycatcher C QAI
Monarchidae Myiagra ruficollis broad-billed flycatcher C QAI
Monarchidae Symposiachrus trivirgatus spectacled monarch SL QAI
Corvidae Corvus bennetti little crow C QA
Corvidae Corvus coronoides Australian raven C QA
Corvidae Corvus orru Torresian crow C QAI
Corvidae Corvus sp. C U
Rhipiduridae Rhipidura albiscapa grey fantail C QAI
Rhipiduridae Rhipidura leucophrys willie wagtail C QAI
Rhipiduridae Rhipidura rufifrons rufous fantail SL QAI
Rhipiduridae Rhipidura rufiventris northern fantail C QAI
Dicruridae Dicrurus bracteatus spangled drongo C QAI
Dicruridae Dicrurus bracteatus bracteatus spangled drongo (eastern Australia) C QAI
Artamidae Artamus cinereus black-faced woodswallow C QA
Artamidae Artamus cyanopterus dusky woodswallow C QA
Artamidae Artamus leucorynchus white-breasted woodswallow C QA
Artamidae Artamus minor little woodswallow C QA
Artamidae Artamus personatus masked woodswallow C QA
Artamidae Artamus sp. C U
Artamidae Artamus superciliosus white-browed woodswallow C QA
Artamidae Cracticus nigrogularis pied butcherbird C QA
Artamidae Cracticus torquatus grey butcherbird C QA
Artamidae Gymnorhina tibicen Australian magpie C QAI
Artamidae Melloria quoyi black butcherbird C QAI
Artamidae Strepera graculina pied currawong C QA
Oriolidae Oriolus flavocinctus green oriole C QAI
Oriolidae Oriolus sagittatus olive-backed oriole C QAI
Oriolidae Sphecotheres vieilloti Australasian figbird C QAI
Falcunculidae Falcunculus frontatus crested shrike-tit C QA
Pachycephalidae Colluricincla boweri Bower's shrike-thrush C Q
Pachycephalidae Colluricincla harmonica grey shrike-thrush C QAI
Pachycephalidae Colluricincla megarhyncha little shrike-thrush C QAI
Pachycephalidae Pachycephala melanura mangrove golden whistler C QAI
Pachycephalidae Pachycephala pectoralis golden whistler C QAI
Pachycephalidae Pachycephala rufiventris rufous whistler C QAI
Pachycephalidae Pachycephala simplex peninsulae grey whistler C Q
Campephagidae Coracina lineata barred cuckoo-shrike C QA
Campephagidae Coracina maxima ground cuckoo-shrike C QA
Campephagidae Coracina novaehollandiae black-faced cuckoo-shrike C QAI
Campephagidae Coracina papuensis white-bellied cuckoo-shrike C QAI
Campephagidae Edolisoma tenuirostre common cicadabird C QAI
Campephagidae Lalage leucomela varied triller C QAI
Campephagidae Lalage tricolor white-winged triller C QAI
Neosittidae Daphoenositta chrysoptera varied sittella C QAI
Psophodidae Psophodes olivaceus eastern whipbird C QA
Orthonychidae Orthonyx spaldingii chowchilla C Q
Pomatostomidae Pomatostomus temporalis grey-crowned babbler C QAI
Meliphagidae Acanthagenys rufogularis spiny-cheeked honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris eastern spinebill C QA
Meliphagidae Anthochaera carunculata red wattlebird C QA
Meliphagidae Bolemoreus frenatus bridled honeyeater C Q
Meliphagidae Caligavis chrysops yellow-faced honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Cissomela pectoralis banded honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Conopophila albogularis rufous-banded honeyeater C QAI
Meliphagidae Conopophila rufogularis rufous-throated honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Entomyzon cyanotis blue-faced honeyeater C QAI
Meliphagidae Epthianura aurifrons orange chat C QA
Meliphagidae Epthianura tricolor crimson chat C QA
Meliphagidae Gavicalis fasciogularis mangrove honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Gavicalis versicolor varied honeyeater C QAI
Meliphagidae Gavicalis virescens singing honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Lichmera indistincta brown honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Manorina flavigula yellow-throated miner C QA
Meliphagidae Manorina melanocephala noisy miner C QA
Meliphagidae Meliphaga lewinii Lewin's honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Meliphaga notata yellow-spotted honeyeater C Q
Meliphagidae Melithreptus albogularis white-throated honeyeater C QAI
Meliphagidae Melithreptus gularis black-chinned honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Melithreptus lunatus white-naped honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Microptilotis gracilis graceful honeyeater C QAI
Meliphagidae Myzomela obscura dusky honeyeater C QAI
Meliphagidae Myzomela sanguinolenta scarlet honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Philemon argenticeps silver-crowned friarbird C QA
Meliphagidae Philemon buceroides helmeted friarbird C QAI
Meliphagidae Philemon citreogularis little friarbird C QAI
Meliphagidae Philemon corniculatus noisy friarbird C QAI
Meliphagidae Phylidonyris niger white-cheeked honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Plectorhyncha lanceolata striped honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Ptilotula flavescens yellow-tinted honeyeater C QAI
Meliphagidae Ptilotula fusca fuscous honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Ptilotula penicillata white-plumed honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Ptilotula plumula grey-fronted honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Purnella albifrons white-fronted honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Ramsayornis fasciatus bar-breasted honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Ramsayornis modestus brown-backed honeyeater C QAI
Meliphagidae Stomiopera flava yellow honeyeater C Q
Meliphagidae Stomiopera unicolor white-gaped honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Sugomel nigrum black honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Xanthotis macleayanus Macleay's honeyeater C Q
Pardalotidae Pardalotus punctatus spotted pardalote C QA
Pardalotidae Pardalotus rubricatus red-browed pardalote C QA
Pardalotidae Pardalotus striatus striated pardalote C QA
Acanthizidae Acanthiza chrysorrhoa yellow-rumped thornbill C QA
Acanthizidae Acanthiza katherina mountain thornbill C Q
Acanthizidae Acanthiza nana yellow thornbill C QA
Acanthizidae Acanthiza reguloides buff-rumped thornbill C QA
Acanthizidae Gerygone levigaster mangrove gerygone C QAI
Acanthizidae Gerygone magnirostris large-billed gerygone C QAI
Acanthizidae Gerygone mouki brown gerygone C QA
Acanthizidae Gerygone olivacea white-throated gerygone C QAI
Acanthizidae Gerygone palpebrosa fairy gerygone C QAI
Acanthizidae Oreoscopus gutturalis fernwren C Q
Acanthizidae Sericornis citreogularis yellow-throated scrubwren C QA
Acanthizidae Sericornis frontalis white-browed scrubwren C QA
Acanthizidae Sericornis keri Atherton scrubwren C Q
Acanthizidae Sericornis magnirostra large-billed scrubwren C QA
Acanthizidae Smicrornis brevirostris weebill C QA
Maluridae Malurus amabilis lovely fairy-wren C Q
Maluridae Malurus melanocephalus red-backed fairy-wren C QA
Ptilonorhynchidae Ailuroedus maculosus spotted catbird C Q
Ptilonorhynchidae Chlamydera maculata spotted bowerbird C QA
Ptilonorhynchidae Chlamydera nuchalis great bowerbird C QA
Ptilonorhynchidae Prionodura newtoniana golden bowerbird C Q
Ptilonorhynchidae Ptilonorhynchus violaceus satin bowerbird C QA
Ptilonorhynchidae Scenopoeetes dentirostris tooth-billed bowerbird C Q
Climacteridae Climacteris picumnus brown treecreeper C QA
Climacteridae Cormobates leucophaea white-throated treecreeper C QA
Climacteridae Cormobates leucophaea minor white-throated treecreeper (northern) C Q
Pittidae Pitta versicolor noisy pitta C QAI
Coraciidae Eurystomus orientalis dollarbird C QAI
Meropidae Merops ornatus rainbow bee-eater C QAI
Alcedinidae Ceyx azureus azure kingfisher C QAI I
Alcedinidae Ceyx pusillus little kingfisher C QAI I
Alcedinidae Dacelo leachii blue-winged kookaburra C QAI
Alcedinidae Dacelo novaeguineae laughing kookaburra C QA
Alcedinidae Tanysiptera sylvia buff-breasted paradise-kingfisher C QAI
Alcedinidae Todiramphus macleayii forest kingfisher C QAI
Alcedinidae Todiramphus pyrrhopygius red-backed kingfisher C QA
Alcedinidae Todiramphus sanctus sacred kingfisher C QAI
Alcedinidae Todiramphus sordidus Torresian kingfisher C QAI I
Tytonidae Tyto javanica eastern barn owl C QAI
Tytonidae Tyto longimembris eastern grass owl C QAI
Tytonidae Tyto novaehollandiae masked owl C QAI
Tytonidae Tyto novaehollandiae kimberli masked owl (northern subspecies) V V QA
Tytonidae Tyto tenebricosa multipunctata lesser sooty owl C Q
Strigidae Ninox boobook southern boobook C QAI
Strigidae Ninox connivens barking owl C QAI
Strigidae Ninox rufa queenslandica rufous owl (southern subspecies) C Q
Cuculidae Cacomantis flabelliformis fan-tailed cuckoo C QAI
Cuculidae Cacomantis pallidus pallid cuckoo C QAI
Cuculidae Cacomantis variolosus brush cuckoo C QAI
Cuculidae Centropus phasianinus pheasant coucal C QA
Cuculidae Chalcites basalis Horsfield's bronze-cuckoo C QAI
Cuculidae Chalcites lucidus shining bronze-cuckoo C QAI
Cuculidae Chalcites minutillus little bronze-cuckoo C QAI
Cuculidae Chalcites minutillus barnardi Eastern little bronze-cuckoo C QAI
Cuculidae Chalcites minutillus russatus Gould's bronze-cuckoo C QAI
Cuculidae Chalcites osculans black-eared cuckoo C QAI
Cuculidae Chalcites sp. C U
Cuculidae Cuculus optatus oriental cuckoo SL QAI
Cuculidae Eudynamys orientalis eastern koel C QAI
Cuculidae Scythrops novaehollandiae channel-billed cuckoo C QAI
Psittaculidae Alisterus scapularis Australian king-parrot C QA
Psittaculidae Aprosmictus erythropterus red-winged parrot C QAI
Psittaculidae Cyclopsitta diophthalma macleayana Macleay's fig-parrot V Q
Psittaculidae Melopsittacus undulatus budgerigar C QA
Psittaculidae Parvipsitta pusilla little lorikeet C QA
Psittaculidae Platycercus adscitus pale-headed rosella C QA
Psittaculidae Platycercus adscitus adscitus pale-headed rosella (northern form) C Q
Psittaculidae Platycercus elegans crimson rosella C QA
Psittaculidae Platycercus elegans elegans crimson rosella (nom. subsp.) C QA
Psittaculidae Platycercus venustus northern rosella C QA
Psittaculidae Psephotus haematonotus red-rumped parrot C QA
Psittaculidae Psitteuteles versicolor varied lorikeet C QA
Psittaculidae Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus scaly-breasted lorikeet C QA
Psittaculidae Trichoglossus moluccanus rainbow lorikeet C QA
Psittaculidae Trichoglossus rubritorquis red-collared lorikeet C QA
Cacatuidae Cacatua galerita sulphur-crested cockatoo C QAI
Cacatuidae Cacatua sanguinea little corella C QAI
Cacatuidae Cacatua tenuirostris long-billed corella C IA
Cacatuidae Calyptorhynchus banksii red-tailed black-cockatoo C QA
Cacatuidae Calyptorhynchus banksii banksii red-tailed black-cockatoo (Cape York & Eastern Aust) C Q
Cacatuidae Calyptorhynchus lathami erebus glossy black-cockatoo (northern) V Q
Cacatuidae Eolophus roseicapilla galah C QA
Cacatuidae Nymphicus hollandicus cockatiel C QA
Laridae Anous minutus black noddy C QAI
Laridae Anous stolidus brown noddy SL QA
Laridae Chlidonias hybrida whiskered tern C QAI I
Laridae Chlidonias leucopterus white-winged black tern SL QAI I
Laridae Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae silver gull C QAI
Laridae Gelochelidon nilotica gull-billed tern SL QAI
Laridae Gygis alba white tern C VU
Laridae Hydroprogne caspia Caspian tern SL QAI I
Laridae Larus crassirostris black-tailed gull C VI
Laridae Larus pacificus Pacific gull C VU
Laridae Leucophaeus pipixcan Franklin's gull C VU
Laridae Onychoprion anaethetus bridled tern SL QAI
Laridae Onychoprion fuscatus sooty tern C QAI
Laridae Sterna dougallii roseate tern SL QAI
Laridae Sterna hirundo common tern SL QAI
Laridae Sterna sumatrana black-naped tern SL QAI
Laridae Sternula albifrons little tern SL QAI I
Laridae Sternula nereis exsul New Caledonian fairy tern E VI
Laridae Thalasseus bengalensis lesser crested tern C QAI I
Laridae Thalasseus bergii crested tern SL QAI
Stercorariidae Stercorarius parasiticus Arctic jaeger SL QAI
Glareolidae Glareola maldivarum oriental pratincole SL QAI
Glareolidae Stiltia isabella Australian pratincole C QA
Turnicidae Turnix maculosus red-backed button-quail C QAI
Turnicidae Turnix pyrrhothorax red-chested button-quail C QA
Turnicidae Turnix varius painted button-quail C QA
Turnicidae Turnix velox little button-quail C QA
Scolopacidae Actitis hypoleucos common sandpiper SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Arenaria interpres ruddy turnstone SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Calidris acuminata sharp-tailed sandpiper SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Calidris alba sanderling SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Calidris alpina dunlin C VI I
Scolopacidae Calidris canutus red knot E E QAI I
Scolopacidae Calidris falcinellus broad-billed sandpiper SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Calidris ferruginea curlew sandpiper CR CE QAI I
Scolopacidae Calidris melanotos pectoral sandpiper SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Calidris pugnax ruff SL VU I
Scolopacidae Calidris ruficollis red-necked stint SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Calidris tenuirostris great knot CR CE QAI I
Scolopacidae Gallinago hardwickii Latham's snipe SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Gallinago sp. C U
Scolopacidae Heteroscelus sp. U
Scolopacidae Limnodromus semipalmatus Asian dowitcher SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Limosa lapponica baueri Western Alaskan bar-tailed godwit V V QAI I
Scolopacidae Limosa limosa black-tailed godwit SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Limosa sp. C U
Scolopacidae Numenius madagascariensis eastern curlew E CE QAI I
Scolopacidae Numenius minutus little curlew SL QAI
Scolopacidae Numenius phaeopus whimbrel SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Tringa brevipes grey-tailed tattler SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Tringa glareola wood sandpiper SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Tringa incana wandering tattler SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Tringa nebularia common greenshank SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Tringa sp. C U
Scolopacidae Tringa stagnatilis marsh sandpiper SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Xenus cinereus terek sandpiper SL QAI I
Rostratulidae Rostratula australis Australian painted-snipe E E QA I
Jacanidae Irediparra gallinacea comb-crested jacana C QAI I
Charadriidae Charadrius bicinctus double-banded plover SL QAI I
Charadriidae Charadrius dubius little ringed plover SL VU I
Charadriidae Charadrius hiaticula common ringed plover C VU
Charadriidae Charadrius leschenaultii greater sand plover V V QAI I
Charadriidae Charadrius mongolus lesser sand plover E E QAI I
Charadriidae Charadrius ruficapillus red-capped plover C QAI I
Charadriidae Charadrius sp. C U
Charadriidae Charadrius veredus oriental plover SL QAI
Charadriidae Elseyornis melanops black-fronted dotterel C QAI I
Charadriidae Erythrogonys cinctus red-kneed dotterel C QA I
Charadriidae Pluvialis fulva Pacific golden plover SL QAI I
Charadriidae Pluvialis squatarola grey plover SL QAI I
Charadriidae Vanellus miles masked lapwing C QAI
Charadriidae Vanellus miles miles masked lapwing (northern subspecies) C QAI
Charadriidae Vanellus tricolor banded lapwing C QA
Recurvirostridae Himantopus leucocephalus pied stilt C QAI I
Recurvirostridae Recurvirostra novaehollandiae red-necked avocet C QA I
Haematopodidae Haematopus fuliginosus sooty oystercatcher C QA I
Haematopodidae Haematopus longirostris Australian pied oystercatcher C QAI I
Burhinidae Burhinus grallarius bush stone-curlew C QAI
Burhinidae Esacus magnirostris beach stone-curlew V QAI I
Otididae Ardeotis australis Australian bustard C QAI
Rallidae Amaurornis cinerea white-browed crake C QAI I
Rallidae Amaurornis moluccana pale-vented bush-hen C QAI
Rallidae Fulica atra Eurasian coot C QAI I
Rallidae Gallinula tenebrosa dusky moorhen C QAI I
Rallidae Gallirallus philippensis buff-banded rail C QAI
Rallidae Porphyrio melanotus purple swamphen C QAI
Rallidae Porzana fluminea Australian spotted crake C QA I
Rallidae Rallina tricolor red-necked crake C QAI
Rallidae Tribonyx ventralis black-tailed native-hen C QA
Rallidae Zapornia pusilla Baillon's crake C QAI I
Rallidae Zapornia tabuensis spotless crake C QAI I
Gruidae Antigone antigone sarus crane C QAI I
Gruidae Antigone rubicunda brolga C QAI I
Falconidae Falco berigora brown falcon C QAI
Falconidae Falco cenchroides nankeen kestrel C QAI
Falconidae Falco hypoleucos grey falcon V V QA
Falconidae Falco longipennis Australian hobby C QAI
Falconidae Falco peregrinus macropus Australian peregrine falcon C QA
Falconidae Falco subniger black falcon C QA
Accipitridae Accipiter cirrocephalus collared sparrowhawk C QAI
Accipitridae Accipiter fasciatus brown goshawk C QAI
Accipitridae Accipiter novaehollandiae grey goshawk C QAI
Accipitridae Aquila audax wedge-tailed eagle C QAI
Accipitridae Aviceda subcristata Pacific baza C QAI
Accipitridae Circus approximans swamp harrier C QAI
Accipitridae Circus assimilis spotted harrier C QA
Accipitridae Elanus axillaris black-shouldered kite C QAI
Accipitridae Elanus scriptus letter-winged kite C QA
Accipitridae Erythrotriorchis radiatus red goshawk E E QA
Accipitridae Haliaeetus leucogaster white-bellied sea-eagle C QAI
Accipitridae Haliastur indus brahminy kite C QAI
Accipitridae Haliastur sphenurus whistling kite C QAI
Accipitridae Hamirostra melanosternon black-breasted buzzard C QA
Accipitridae Hieraaetus morphnoides little eagle C QAI
Accipitridae Lophoictinia isura square-tailed kite C QA
Accipitridae Milvus migrans black kite C QAI
Pandionidae Pandion haliaetus cristatus eastern osprey SL QAI
Threskiornithidae Platalea flavipes yellow-billed spoonbill C QA I
Threskiornithidae Platalea regia royal spoonbill C QAI I
Threskiornithidae Plegadis falcinellus glossy ibis SL QAI
Threskiornithidae Threskiornis molucca Australian white ibis C QAI
Threskiornithidae Threskiornis spinicollis straw-necked ibis C QAI
Ardeidae Ardea alba modesta eastern great egret C QAI I
Ardeidae Ardea intermedia intermediate egret C QAI I
Ardeidae Ardea pacifica white-necked heron C QA I
Ardeidae Ardea sp. C U
Ardeidae Ardea sumatrana great-billed heron C QAI I
Ardeidae Bubulcus ibis cattle egret C QAI
Ardeidae Butorides striata striated heron C QAI I
Ardeidae Egretta garzetta little egret C QAI I
Ardeidae Egretta novaehollandiae white-faced heron C QAI
Ardeidae Egretta picata pied heron C QAI I
Ardeidae Egretta sacra eastern reef egret C QAI I
Ardeidae Ixobrychus dubius Australian little bittern C QAI I
Ardeidae Ixobrychus flavicollis black bittern C QAI I
Ardeidae Nycticorax caledonicus nankeen night-heron C QAI I
Ciconiidae Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus black-necked stork C QAI I
Pelecanidae Pelecanus conspicillatus Australian pelican C QAI I
Phalacrocoracidae Microcarbo melanoleucos little pied cormorant C QAI I
Phalacrocoracidae Phalacrocorax carbo great cormorant C QAI I
Phalacrocoracidae Phalacrocorax sulcirostris little black cormorant C QA I
Phalacrocoracidae Phalacrocorax varius pied cormorant C QAI I
Anhingidae Anhinga novaehollandiae Australasian darter C QAI I
Sulidae Morus serrator Australasian gannet C QAI
Sulidae Sula dactylatra masked booby SL QAI
Sulidae Sula leucogaster brown booby SL QAI
Sulidae Sula sula red-footed booby SL QAI
Fregatidae Fregata ariel lesser frigatebird SL QAI
Fregatidae Fregata minor great frigatebird SL QAI
Procellariidae Ardenna bulleri Buller's shearwater C QAI
Procellariidae Ardenna grisea sooty shearwater V QAI
Procellariidae Ardenna pacifica wedge-tailed shearwater V QAI
Procellariidae Ardenna tenuirostris short-tailed shearwater SL QAI
Procellariidae Macronectes giganteus southern giant-petrel E E QAI
Oceanitidae Fregetta grallaria white-bellied storm-petrel C V QAI
Oceanitidae Pelagodroma marina white-faced storm-petrel C VU
Apodidae Aerodramus terraereginae Australian swiftlet C QA
Apodidae Apus nipalensis house swift C VI
Apodidae Apus pacificus fork-tailed swift SL QAI
Apodidae Hirundapus caudacutus white-throated needletail V V QAI
Aegothelidae Aegotheles cristatus Australian owlet-nightjar C QAI
Caprimulgidae Caprimulgus macrurus large-tailed nightjar C QAI
Eurostopodidae Eurostopodus argus spotted nightjar C QA
Eurostopodidae Eurostopodus mystacalis white-throated nightjar C QAI
Podargidae Podargus papuensis Papuan frogmouth C QAI
Podargidae Podargus strigoides tawny frogmouth C QA
Columbidae Chalcophaps longirostris Pacific emerald dove C QA
Columbidae Columba leucomela white-headed pigeon C QA
Columbidae Columba livia rock dove II
Columbidae Ducula bicolor pied imperial-pigeon C QAI
Columbidae Geopelia cuneata diamond dove C QA
Columbidae Geopelia humeralis bar-shouldered dove C QAI
Columbidae Geopelia placida peaceful dove C QAI
Columbidae Geophaps scripta squatter pigeon C QA
Columbidae Geophaps scripta scripta squatter pigeon (southern subspecies) V V QA
Columbidae Leucosarcia melanoleuca wonga pigeon C QA
Columbidae Lopholaimus antarcticus topknot pigeon C QA
Columbidae Macropygia phasianella brown cuckoo-dove C QAI
Columbidae Ocyphaps lophotes crested pigeon C QA
Columbidae Phaps chalcoptera common bronzewing C QA
Columbidae Phaps histrionica flock bronzewing C QA
Columbidae Ptilinopus magnificus wompoo fruit-dove C QAI
Columbidae Ptilinopus regina rose-crowned fruit-dove C QAI
Columbidae Ptilinopus superbus superb fruit-dove C QAI
Columbidae Spilopelia chinensis spotted dove II
Podicipedidae Podiceps cristatus great crested grebe C QAI I
Podicipedidae Poliocephalus poliocephalus hoary-headed grebe C QA I
Podicipedidae Tachybaptus novaehollandiae Australasian grebe C QAI I
Phaethontidae Phaethon rubricauda red-tailed tropicbird V QAI
Anatidae Anas castanea chestnut teal C QA I
Anatidae Anas gracilis grey teal C QAI I
Anatidae Anas platyrhynchos northern mallard II I
Anatidae Anas superciliosa Pacific black duck C QAI I
Anatidae Aythya australis hardhead C QAI I
Anatidae Chenonetta jubata Australian wood duck C QA
Anatidae Cygnus atratus black swan C QA I
Anatidae Dendrocygna arcuata wandering whistling-duck C QAI I
Anatidae Dendrocygna eytoni plumed whistling-duck C QA
Anatidae Malacorhynchus membranaceus pink-eared duck C QA I
Anatidae Nettapus coromandelianus cotton pygmy-goose C QAI I
Anatidae Nettapus pulchellus green pygmy-goose C QAI I
Anatidae Oxyura australis blue-billed duck C QA I
Anatidae Radjah radjah radjah shelduck C QAI I
Anatidae Spatula querquedula garganey SL VI
Anatidae Spatula rhynchotis Australasian shoveler C QAI I
Anatidae Stictonetta naevosa freckled duck C QA I
Anatidae Tadorna tadornoides Australian shelduck C VU I
Anseranatidae Anseranas semipalmata magpie goose C QAI I
Phasianidae Coturnix pectoralis stubble quail C QA
Phasianidae Pavo cristatus Indian peafowl II
Phasianidae Synoicus chinensis king quail C QAI
Phasianidae Synoicus ypsilophorus brown quail C QAI
Megapodiidae Alectura lathami Australian brush-turkey C QA
Megapodiidae Megapodius reinwardt orange-footed scrubfowl C QA
Casuariidae Casuarius casuarius johnsonii (southern population) southern cassowary (southern population) E E Q
Casuariidae Dromaius novaehollandiae emu C QA

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the DESI WildNet database and converted to a 10km² grid. The grid information has been intersected with the mapping polygons to determine the species lists. Click here to view the species grid metadata.

Information from WildNet can also be accessed via Wildlife Online and WetlandMaps.

Rare or threatened includes species listed as extinct, extinct in the wild, critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable or conservation dependent under either the Nature Conservation Act or Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

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Legend

Nature Conservation Act
NCA - Status under the Nature Conservation Act 1992
EX : Extinct
PE : Extinct in the wild
CR : Critically endangered
E : Endangered
V : Vulnerable
NT : Near threatened
C : Least concern
SL : Special least concern
I : International
P : Prohibited
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act
EPBC - Status under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
EX : Extinct
XW : Extinct in the wild
CE : Critically endangered
E : Endangered
V : Vulnerable
CD : Conservation dependent
End. - Endemicity
Q : Queensland endemic - naturally occurs in Queensland
QA : Intranational - naturally occurs in Queensland and interstate
QAI : Not endemic to Australia - naturally occurs in Queensland, interstate and overseas
QI : Regional endemic - naturally occurs in Queensland and overseas
VA : Vagrant (Intranational) - normally occurs interstate
VI : Vagrant (International) - normally occurs overseas
VU : Vagrant (Unknown)
IA : Introduced (Intranational) - naturalised from interstate
II : Introduced (International) - naturalised from overseas
IU : Introduced - unknown origin
U : Unknown endemicity - native
Wetland Status
I : Wetland indicator species


This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2013) Birds of Townsville local government area, WetlandInfo website, accessed 5 March 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/wildlife/?AreaID=lga-townsville&Kingdom=animals&Class=birds

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