Birding Cairns

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Saturday, January 29, 2011


Cairns Area List

CAIRNS AREA LIST - after Christidis & Boles, 2008.
Family names emboldened. W = World number of species in that particular Family. 
Cassowaries - 4W
Southern Cassowary
Mound Builders - 17W
Australian Brush-turkey
Orange-footed Scrubfowl
Quail etc - 172W
Stubble Quail
Brown Quail
King Quail
Magpie Goose - 1W
Magpie Goose
Swan, Geese, Ducks - 153W 
Plumed Whistling-Duck
Wandering Whistling-Duck
Black Swan
Radjah Shelduck
Australian Wood Duck
Pink-eared Duck
Cotton Pygmy-goose
Green Pygmy-goose
Grey Teal
Chestnut TealV
Pacific Black Duck
Tropicbirds - 3W
Red-tailed TropicbirdV
White-tailed Tropicbird
Grebes - 22W
Australasian Grebe
Hoary-headed Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Pigeons - 248W
Rock DoveI
White-headed Pigeon
Spotted DoveI
Brown Cuckoo-Dove
Emerald Dove
Common Bronzewing
Crested Pigeon
Spinifex Pigeon
Squatter Pigeon
Peaceful Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Wompoo Fruit-Dove
Superb Fruit-Dove
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
Pied Imperial-Pigeon
Topknot Pigeon
Frogmouths - 13W
Tawny Frogmouth
Papuan Frogmouth
Nightjars - 79W
White-throated Nightjar 
Spotted Nightjar
Large-tailed Nightjar
Owlet-nightjars - 8W
Australian Owlet-nightjar
Swifts - 83W
Australian Swiftlet
Uniform SwiftletV
White-throated Needletail 
Fork-tailed Swift
House SwiftV
Storm Petrels - 20W
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel
Petrels, Shearwaters - 79W 
Wedge-tailed Shearwater
Tahiti Petrel
Frigatebirds - 5W
Lesser Frigatebird
Great Frigatebird
Boobies & Gannets - 9W
Masked Booby
Red-footed Booby
Brown Booby
Darters - 2W
Australasian Darter
Cormorants - 40W
Little Pied Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Pelicans - 8W 
Australian Pelican
Storks - 17W
Black-necked Stork
Bitterns, Egrets, Herons - 70W
Australian Little Bittern
Black Bittern
White-necked Heron
Eastern Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Great-billed Heron
Cattle Egret
Striated Heron
Pied Heron
White-faced Heron
Little Egret
Eastern Reef Egret
Nankeen Night-Heron
Ibis & Spoonbills - 32W
Glossy Ibis
Australian White Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Royal Spoonbill
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Kites, Hawks, Eagles - 239W 
Eastern Osprey
Black-shouldered Kite
Letter-winged KiteV
Square-tailed Kite
Black-breasted Buzzard
Pacific Baza
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Whistling Kite
Brahminy Kite
Black Kite
Brown Goshawk
Collared Sparrowhawk
Grey Goshawk
Spotted Harrier
Swamp Harrier
Red Goshawk
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Little Eagle
Falcons - 54W
Nankeen Kestrel
Brown Falcon
Australian Hobby
Grey FalconV
Black Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Cranes - 15W
Sarus Crane
Rails - 136W
Purple Swamphen
Red-necked Crake
Lewin's Rail
Buff-banded Rail
Baillon's Crake
Spotless Crake
White-browed Crake
Pale-vented Bush-hen
Black-tailed Native-henV
Dusky Moorhen
Eurasian Coot
Bustards - 25W
Australian Bustard
Stone-curlews - 9W
Bush Thicknee
Beach Stone-curlew
Oystercatchers - 11W
Pied Oystercatcher
Sooty Oystercatcher
Stilts & Avocets - 10W
Black-winged Stilt
Red-necked AvocetV
Plovers - 66W
Pacific Golden Plover
American Golden PloverV 
Grey Plover
Little Ringed PloverV
Red-capped Plover
Double-banded Plover
Lesser Sand Plover
Greater Sand Plover
Oriental Plover
Black-fronted Dotterel
Red-kneed Dotterel
Banded Lapwing
Masked Lapwing
Jacanas - 8W
Comb-crested Jacana
Painted Snipes - 2W
Australian Painted Snipe
Snipe & Sandpipers - 87W
Latham's Snipe
Swinhoe's SnipeV
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Little Curlew
Eastern Curlew
Eurasian Curlew
Terek Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Grey-tailed Tattler
Wandering Tattler
Common Greenshank
Marsh Sandpiper
Common RedshankV
Wood Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Asian Dowitcher
Great Knot
Red Knot
Little StintV
Red-necked Stint
Pectoral Sandpiper
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Buttonquail - 16W
Red-backed Button-quail
Buff-breasted Button-quail
Painted Button-quail
Red-chested Button-quail
Little Button-quail
Pratincoles - 16W
Oriental Pratincole
Australian Pratincole
Skuas - 7W
Arctic Jaeger
Terns & Gulls - 106W
Common Noddy
Black Noddy
Bridled Tern
Sooty Tern
Little Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Whiskered Tern
White-winged Tern
Black TernV
Roseate Tern 
Black-naped Tern
Common Tern
Lesser Crested Tern
Crested Tern
Kelp GullV
Slaty-backed GullV
Laughing GullV
Franklin's GullV
Silver Gull               
Cockatoos - 21W
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Long-billed CorellaI
Little Corella
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Parrots - 340W
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Varied Lorikeet
Little Lorikeet
Double-eyed Fig-Parrot
Australian King-Parrot
Red-winged Parrot
Crimson Rosella
Pale-headed Rosella
Golden-shouldered Parrot
Cuckoos - 141W
Pheasant Coucal
Eastern Koel
Long-tailed CuckooV
Channel-billed Cuckoo
Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo
Black-eared Cuckoo
Shining Bronze Cuckoo
Little Bronze Cuckoo
Pallid Cuckoo
Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Brush Cuckoo
Oriental Cuckoo
Brown Owls - 182W
Rufous Owl
Barking Owl
Southern Boobook
Masked Owls - 15W
Sooty Owl
Masked Owl
Eastern Barn Owl
Eastern Grass Owl
River Kingfishers - 26W
Azure Kingfisher
Little Kingfisher
Kingfishers - 57W
Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher
Laughing Kookaburra
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Forest Kingfisher
Red-backed Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher
Bee-eaters - 26W
Rainbow Bee-eater
Rollers - 12W
Pittas - 31W
Noisy Pitta
Australasian Treecreepers - 7W
White-throated Treecreepr
Brown Treecreeper
Bowerbirds - 19W
Spotted Catbird
Tooth-billed Bowerbird 
Golden Bowerbird
Satin Bowerbird
Great Bowerbird
Australasian Wrens - 25W
Red-backed Fairy-wren
Variegated Fairy-wren
Lovely Fairy-wren
Australasian Warblers - 65W 
Yellow-throated Scrubwren
White-browed Scrubwren
Atherton Scrubwren
Large-billed Scrubwren
Brown Gerygone
Mangrove Gerygone
Large-billed Gerygone
Fairy Gerygone
White-throated Gerygone
Yellow Thornbill
Buff-rumped Thornbill
Mountain Thornbill
Pardalotes - 4W
Spotted Pardalote
Red-browed Pardalote
Striated Pardalote
Honeyeaters - 176W
Eastern Spinebill
Lewin's Honeyeater
Yellow-spotted Honeyeatr
Graceful Honeyeater
Bridled Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Varied Honeyeater
White-gaped Honeyeater
Yellow Honeyeater
Fuscous Honeyeater
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater
Noisy Miner
Brown-backed Honeyeater
Bar-breasted Honeyeater
Rufous-banded Honeyeatr
Rufous-throated Honeyeater
Dusky Honeyeater
Red-headed Honeyeater
Scarlet Honeyeater
Banded Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater
White-cheeked Honeyeater
White-streaked Honeyeatr
Black-chinned Honeyeater
White-throated Honeyeater
White-naped Honeyeater
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Helmeted Friarbird
Silver-crowned Friarbird
Noisy Friarbird
Little Friarbird
Macleay's Honeyeater
Painted Honeyeater
Australasian Babblers - 5W
Grey-crowned Babbler
Chowchillas - 6W
Whipbirds - 9W
Eastern Whipbird
Sitellas - 3W
Varied Sittella
Cuckooshrikes & Trillers - 84W
Ground Cuckoo-shrike
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike 
Barred Cuckoo-shrike
White-winged Triller
Varied Triller
Whistlers & others - 55W
Crested Shrike-tit
Golden Whistler
Mangrove Golden WhistlerV
Grey Whistler
Rufous Whistler
Little Shrike-thrush
Bower's Shrike-thrush
Grey Shrike-thrush
Old World Orioles - 30W
Australasian Figbird
Yellow Oriole
Olive-backed Oriole
Woodswallows & Currawongs - 23W 
White-breasted W'swallow
Masked Woodswallow
Black-faced Woodswallow
Dusky Woodswallow
Black Butcherbird
Grey Butcherbird
Black-backed Butcherbird
Pied Butcherbird
Australian Magpie
Pied Currawong
Drongos - 23W
Spangled Drongo
Fantails - 42W
Rufous Fantail
Grey Fantail
Northern Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Crows - 116W
Australian Raven
Torresian Crow
Monarch Flycatchers - 98W 
Broad-billed Flycatcher
Leaden Flycatcher
Satin Flycatcher
Shining Flycatcher
Restless Flycatcher
White-eared Monarch
Black-faced Monarch
Spectacled Monarch
Pied Monarch
Yellow-breasted Boatbill
Mud-nesters - 2W
Birds of Paradise - 43W
Victoria's Riflebird
Australasian Robins - 44W 
Jacky Winter
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher
Red-capped Robin
Hooded Robin
Pale-yellow Robin
Eastern Yellow Robin
Mangrove Robin
Grey-headed Robin
White-browed Robin
Northern Scrub-robin
Larks -  95W
Eastern Bushlark
Afro-Asian Warblers - 116W 
Zitting Cisticola
Golden-headed Cisticola
Reed Warblers - 53W
Australian Reed-Warbler
Oriental Reed-WarblerV
Grassbirds & Songlarks - 61W
Tawny Grassbird
Little Grassbird
Rufous Songlark
Brown Songlark
Babblers - 423W
Swallows - 85W
White-backed Swallow
Barn Swallow
Welcome Swallow
Pacific Swallow
Fairy Martin
Tree Martin
Red-rumped Swallow
Old World Flycatchers - 297W
Isabelline WheatearV
Thrushes - 173W
Bassian Thrush
Russet-tailed Thrush
Starlings - 109W
Metallic Starling
Common MynaI
Flowerpeckers & Sunbirds - 167W 
Olive-backed Sunbird
Firetails, Munias, etc - 137W  
Zebra Finch
Double-barred Finch
Black-throated Finch
Masked Finch
Crimson Finch
Star Finch
Plum-headed Finch
Red-browed Finch
Blue-faced Parrot-Finch
Gouldian Finch
Nutmeg MannikinI
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
Pictorella Mannikin
Old World Sparrows - 45W 
House SparrowI
EurasianTree SparrowI
Pipits & Wagtails - 78W
Australasian Pipit
Eastern Yellow Wagtail
Grey WagtailV,C
414 species, recorded within one day's 
surface travel of Cairns.

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