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Birds of Goold Island National Park

Total number of species: 57

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Family Scientific Name Common Name Superseded NCA EPBC End. Wetland
Nectariniidae Cinnyris jugularis olive-backed sunbird C QAI
Nectariniidae Dicaeum hirundinaceum mistletoebird C QAI
Sturnidae Aplonis metallica metallic starling C QAI
Hirundinidae Hirundo neoxena welcome swallow C QAI
Timaliidae Zosterops lateralis silvereye C QAI
Cisticolidae Cisticola exilis golden-headed cisticola C QAI
Paradisaeidae Ptiloris victoriae Victoria's riflebird C Q
Monarchidae Myiagra alecto shining flycatcher C QAI
Monarchidae Myiagra rubecula leaden flycatcher C QAI
Corvidae Corvus orru Torresian crow C QAI
Rhipiduridae Rhipidura albiscapa grey fantail C QAI
Rhipiduridae Rhipidura rufiventris northern fantail C QAI
Dicruridae Dicrurus bracteatus spangled drongo C QAI
Artamidae Artamus leucorynchus white-breasted woodswallow C QA
Oriolidae Sphecotheres vieilloti Australasian figbird C QAI
Pachycephalidae Colluricincla megarhyncha little shrike-thrush C QAI
Pachycephalidae Pachycephala pectoralis golden whistler C QAI
Pachycephalidae Pachycephala rufiventris rufous whistler C QAI
Campephagidae Coracina novaehollandiae black-faced cuckoo-shrike C QAI
Campephagidae Coracina papuensis white-bellied cuckoo-shrike C QAI
Campephagidae Lalage leucomela varied triller C QAI
Meliphagidae Conopophila rufogularis rufous-throated honeyeater C QA
Meliphagidae Gavicalis versicolor varied honeyeater C QAI
Meliphagidae Myzomela obscura dusky honeyeater C QAI
Meliphagidae Ramsayornis modestus brown-backed honeyeater C QAI
Pittidae Pitta versicolor noisy pitta C QAI
Meropidae Merops ornatus rainbow bee-eater C QAI
Halcyonidae Tanysiptera sylvia buff-breasted paradise-kingfisher C QAI
Halcyonidae Todiramphus macleayii forest kingfisher C QAI
Halcyonidae Todiramphus sordidus Torresian kingfisher C QAI I
Psittacidae Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus rainbow lorikeet C QA
Cacatuidae Calyptorhynchus banksii red-tailed black-cockatoo C QA
Laridae Hydroprogne caspia Caspian tern SL QAI I
Laridae Sterna sumatrana black-naped tern SL QAI
Laridae Thalasseus bergii crested tern SL QAI
Turnicidae Turnix varius painted button-quail C QA
Scolopacidae Limosa lapponica baueri Western Alaskan bar-tailed godwit V V QAI I
Scolopacidae Numenius phaeopus whimbrel SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Tringa brevipes grey-tailed tattler SL QAI I
Scolopacidae Xenus cinereus terek sandpiper SL QAI I
Charadriidae Pluvialis fulva Pacific golden plover SL QAI I
Haematopodidae Haematopus longirostris Australian pied oystercatcher C QAI I
Burhinidae Esacus magnirostris beach stone-curlew V QAI I
Accipitridae Aviceda subcristata Pacific baza C QAI
Accipitridae Haliaeetus leucogaster white-bellied sea-eagle C QAI
Accipitridae Haliastur indus brahminy kite C QAI
Accipitridae Pandion cristatus eastern osprey SL QAI
Ardeidae Ardea alba modesta eastern great egret C QAI I
Ardeidae Butorides striata striated heron C QAI I
Ardeidae Egretta novaehollandiae white-faced heron C QAI
Ardeidae Egretta sacra eastern reef egret C QAI I
Pelecanidae Pelecanus conspicillatus Australian pelican C QAI I
Phalacrocoracidae Microcarbo melanoleucos little pied cormorant C QAI I
Phalacrocoracidae Phalacrocorax varius pied cormorant C QAI I
Anhingidae Anhinga novaehollandiae Australasian darter C QAI I
Columbidae Chalcophaps indica emerald dove C QA
Columbidae Geopelia humeralis bar-shouldered dove C QAI

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the DES 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.

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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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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 and Science, Queensland (2013) Birds of Goold Island National Park, WetlandInfo website, accessed 29 July 2021. Available at:

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