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This checklist includes all bird species found in Tennant Creek , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Clements, version 2022. If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: Tennant Creek [map]

Number of species: 143
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of introduced species: 1
Last modified: 2022-07-22
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CASUARIIFORMES: Casuariidae

EmuDromaius novaehollandiae

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Plumed Whistling-DuckDendrocygna eytoni
Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuata
Black SwanCygnus atratus
Maned DuckChenonetta jubata
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Gray TealAnas gracilis
Chestnut TealAnas castanea
Pink-eared DuckMalacorhynchus membranaceus
HardheadAythya australis

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Brown QuailSynoicus ypsilophorus
Stubble QuailCoturnix pectoralis

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae
Hoary-headed GrebePoliocephalus poliocephalus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Common BronzewingPhaps chalcoptera
Flock BronzewingPhaps histrionica
Crested PigeonOcyphaps lophotes
Spinifex PigeonGeophaps plumifera
Diamond DoveGeopelia cuneata
Peaceful DoveGeopelia placida

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Australian BustardArdeotis australis

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Horsfield's Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx basalis
Black-eared CuckooChrysococcyx osculans
Pallid CuckooCacomantis pallidus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Podargidae

Tawny FrogmouthPodargus strigoides

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Spotted NightjarEurostopodus argus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Aegothelidae

Australian Owlet-nightjarAegotheles cristatus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Black-tailed NativehenTribonyx ventralis
Eurasian CootFulica atra
Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio melanotus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Masked LapwingVanellus miles
Red-kneed DotterelErythrogonys cinctus
Black-fronted DotterelElseyornis melanops

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisEndangered
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataVulnerable
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Red-chested ButtonquailTurnix pyrrhothorax
Little ButtonquailTurnix velox

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Australian PratincoleStiltia isabella

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Australasian DarterAnhinga novaehollandiae

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pacific HeronArdea pacifica
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Nankeen Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Australian IbisThreskiornis molucca
Straw-necked IbisThreskiornis spinicollis
Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regia
Yellow-billed SpoonbillPlatalea flavipes

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Letter-winged KiteElanus scriptusNear-threatened
Black-breasted KiteHamirostra melanosternon
Square-tailed KiteLophoictinia isura
Little EagleHieraaetus morphnoides
Wedge-tailed EagleAquila audax
Spotted HarrierCircus assimilis
Brown GoshawkAccipiter fasciatus
Black KiteMilvus migrans

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Australian Masked-OwlTyto novaehollandiae
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Blue-winged KookaburraDacelo leachii
Red-backed KingfisherTodiramphus pyrrhopygius
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Nankeen KestrelFalco cenchroides
Australian HobbyFalco longipennis
Brown FalconFalco berigora
Gray FalconFalco hypoleucosVulnerable
Black FalconFalco subniger
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Pink CockatooLophochroa leadbeateri
GalahEolophus roseicapilla
Little CorellaCacatua sanguinea
CockatielNymphicus hollandicus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Australian RingneckBarnardius zonarius
BudgerigarMelopsittacus undulatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Maluridae

Purple-backed FairywrenMalurus assimilis
White-winged FairywrenMalurus leucopterus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Pied HoneyeaterCerthionyx variegatus
Yellow-throated MinerManorina flavigula
Spiny-cheeked HoneyeaterAcanthagenys rufogularis
Singing HoneyeaterGavicalis virescens
White-plumed HoneyeaterPtilotula penicillata
Gray-headed HoneyeaterPtilotula keartlandi
Gray-fronted HoneyeaterPtilotula plumula
Rufous-throated HoneyeaterConopophila rufogularis
Gray HoneyeaterConopophila whitei
Yellow ChatEpthianura croceaEndemic (country/region)
Crimson ChatEpthianura tricolor
Orange ChatEpthianura aurifrons
Black HoneyeaterSugomel nigrum
Brown HoneyeaterLichmera indistincta
Black-chinned HoneyeaterMelithreptus gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pardalotidae

Red-browed PardalotePardalotus rubricatus
Striated PardalotePardalotus striatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

RedthroatPyrrholaemus brunneus
Inland ThornbillAcanthiza apicalis
WeebillSmicrornis brevirostris
Western GerygoneGerygone fusca

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pomatostomidae

Gray-crowned BabblerPomatostomus temporalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Ground CuckooshrikeCoracina maxima
Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiae
White-winged TrillerLalage tricolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Psophodidae

Chiming WedgebillPsophodes occidentalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oreoicidae

Crested BellbirdOreoica gutturalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Gray ShrikethrushColluricincla harmonica
Rufous WhistlerPachycephala rufiventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus
Masked WoodswallowArtamus personatus
White-browed WoodswallowArtamus superciliosus
Black-faced WoodswallowArtamus cinereus
Little WoodswallowArtamus minor
Pied ButcherbirdCracticus nigrogularis
Australian MagpieGymnorhina tibicen

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Willie-wagtailRhipidura leucophrys

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Magpie-larkGrallina cyanoleuca

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Torresian CrowCorvus orru
Little CrowCorvus bennetti
Australian RavenCorvus coronoides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Red-capped RobinPetroica goodenovii
Hooded RobinMelanodryas cucullata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horsfield's BushlarkMirafra javanica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

SpinifexbirdPoodytes carteri
Brown SonglarkCincloramphus cruralis
Rufous SonglarkCincloramphus mathewsi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Fairy MartinPetrochelidon ariel
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

MistletoebirdDicaeum hirundinaceum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Painted FiretailEmblema pictum
Zebra FinchTaeniopygia guttata

 

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