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South Australia - Great Victoria Desert

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This checklist includes all bird species found in South Australia - Great Victoria Desert , 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 2018. 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: South Australia - Great Victoria Desert [map]

Number of species: 232
Number of globally threatened species: 6
Number of introduced species: 6
Last modified: 2016-12-08
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CASUARIIFORMES: Casuariidae

EmuDromaius novaehollandiae

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Cape Barren GooseCereopsis novaehollandiaeEndemic (country/region)
Freckled DuckStictonetta naevosaEndemic (country/region)
Black SwanCygnus atratusEndemic (country/region)
Australian ShelduckTadorna tadornoidesEndemic (country/region)
Maned DuckChenonetta jubataEndemic (country/region)
Australian ShovelerSpatula rhynchotis
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Gray TealAnas gracilis
Chestnut TealAnas castaneaEndemic (country/region)
Pink-eared DuckMalacorhynchus membranaceusEndemic (country/region)
HardheadAythya australis
Musk DuckBiziura lobataEndemic (country/region)

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

MalleefowlLeipoa ocellataEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Brown QuailSynoicus ypsilophorusRare/Accidental
Stubble QuailCoturnix pectoralisEndemic (country/region)

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae
Hoary-headed GrebePoliocephalus poliocephalusEndemic (country/region)
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Common BronzewingPhaps chalcopteraEndemic (country/region)
Brush BronzewingPhaps elegans
Crested PigeonOcyphaps lophotesEndemic (country/region)
Spinifex PigeonGeophaps plumifera
Diamond DoveGeopelia cuneataEndemic (country/region)
Peaceful DoveGeopelia placida

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Australian BustardArdeotis australis

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Horsfield's Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx basalis
Black-eared CuckooChrysococcyx osculansEndemic (country/region)
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus
Pallid CuckooCacomantis pallidus
Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformis

 
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 ventralisEndemic (country/region)
Australian CrakePorzana flumineaEndemic (country/region)
Dusky MoorhenGallinula tenebrosa
Eurasian CootFulica atra

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus
Banded StiltCladorhynchus leucocephalusEndemic (country/region)
Red-necked AvocetRecurvirostra novaehollandiaeEndemic (country/region)

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Pied OystercatcherHaematopus longirostris
Sooty OystercatcherHaematopus fuliginosus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Banded LapwingVanellus tricolorEndemic (country/region)
Masked LapwingVanellus miles
Red-capped PloverCharadrius ruficapillus
Red-kneed DotterelErythrogonys cinctusEndemic (country/region)
Hooded PloverThinornis cucullatusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Black-fronted DotterelElseyornis melanops
Inland DotterelPeltohyas australisEndemic (country/region)

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisEndangered
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisEndangered
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Painted ButtonquailTurnix varius
Little ButtonquailTurnix veloxEndemic (country/region)

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Pacific GullLarus pacificus
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Australasian DarterAnhinga novaehollandiae

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucos
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax varius

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pacific HeronArdea pacifica
Great EgretArdea alba
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacraRare/Accidental
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Straw-necked IbisThreskiornis spinicollis
Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regia
Yellow-billed SpoonbillPlatalea flavipes

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Letter-winged KiteElanus scriptusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Black-breasted KiteHamirostra melanosternonEndemic (country/region)
Square-tailed KiteLophoictinia isuraEndemic (country/region)
Little EagleHieraaetus morphnoides
Wedge-tailed EagleAquila audax
Swamp HarrierCircus approximans
Spotted HarrierCircus assimilis
Brown GoshawkAccipiter fasciatus
Collared SparrowhawkAccipiter cirrocephalus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Whistling KiteHaliastur sphenurus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Australian Masked-OwlTyto novaehollandiae
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Southern BoobookNinox novaeseelandiae

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Red-backed KingfisherTodiramphus pyrrhopygiusEndemic (country/region)
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Australian KestrelFalco cenchroides
Australian HobbyFalco longipennis
Brown FalconFalco berigora
Gray FalconFalco hypoleucosEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Black FalconFalco subnigerEndemic (country/region)
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Pink CockatooLophochroa leadbeateri
GalahEolophus roseicapilla
Little CorellaCacatua sanguinea
CockatielNymphicus hollandicusEndemic (country/region)

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Princess ParrotPolytelis alexandraeEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Night ParrotPezoporus occidentalisEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Bourke's ParrotNeophema bourkiiEndemic (country/region)
Elegant ParrotNeophema elegans
Rock ParrotNeophema petrophila
Scarlet-chested ParrotNeophema splendidaEndemic (country/region)
Australian RingneckBarnardius zonariusEndemic (country/region)
Mulga ParrotPsephotus variusEndemic (country/region)
BudgerigarMelopsittacus undulatusEndemic (country/region)
Purple-crowned LorikeetGlossopsitta porphyrocephalaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ptilonorhynchidae

Western BowerbirdChlamydera guttataEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Climacteridae

White-browed TreecreeperClimacteris affinisEndemic (country/region)
Rufous TreecreeperClimacteris rufusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Maluridae

Short-tailed GrasswrenAmytornis merrotsyiEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Western GrasswrenAmytornis textilisEndemic (country/region)
Dusky GrasswrenAmytornis purnelliEndemic (country/region)
Blue-breasted FairywrenMalurus pulcherrimusEndemic (country/region)
Purple-backed FairywrenMalurus assimilis
Splendid FairywrenMalurus splendensEndemic (country/region)
White-winged FairywrenMalurus leucopterus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Pied HoneyeaterCerthionyx variegatusEndemic (country/region)
White-fronted HoneyeaterPurnella albifronsEndemic (country/region)
Purple-gaped HoneyeaterLichenostomus cratitius
Yellow-throated MinerManorina flavigula
Spiny-cheeked HoneyeaterAcanthagenys rufogularisEndemic (country/region)
Red WattlebirdAnthochaera carunculataEndemic (country/region)
Singing HoneyeaterGavicalis virescensEndemic (country/region)
Yellow-plumed HoneyeaterPtilotula ornataEndemic (country/region)
White-plumed HoneyeaterPtilotula penicillata
Gray-headed HoneyeaterPtilotula keartlandiEndemic (country/region)
Gray-fronted HoneyeaterPtilotula plumulaEndemic (country/region)
Gray HoneyeaterConopophila whiteiEndemic (country/region)
Crimson ChatEpthianura tricolorEndemic (country/region)
Orange ChatEpthianura aurifronsEndemic (country/region)
White-fronted ChatEpthianura albifronsEndemic (country/region)
Black HoneyeaterSugomel nigrumEndemic (country/region)
Tawny-crowned HoneyeaterGliciphila melanopsEndemic (country/region)
White-eared HoneyeaterNesoptilotis leucotisEndemic (country/region)
Brown-headed HoneyeaterMelithreptus brevirostrisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pardalotidae

Spotted PardalotePardalotus punctatusEndemic (country/region)
Red-browed PardalotePardalotus rubricatusEndemic (country/region)
Striated PardalotePardalotus striatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

White-browed ScrubwrenSericornis frontalisEndemic (country/region)
RedthroatPyrrholaemus brunneusEndemic (country/region)
Rufous FieldwrenCalamanthus campestris
Shy HeathwrenHylacola cautaEndemic (country/region)
Slender-billed ThornbillAcanthiza iredaleiEndemic (country/region)
Inland ThornbillAcanthiza apicalisEndemic (country/region)
Yellow-rumped ThornbillAcanthiza chrysorrhoaEndemic (country/region)
Chestnut-rumped ThornbillAcanthiza uropygialisEndemic (country/region)
Slaty-backed ThornbillAcanthiza robustirostrisEndemic (country/region)
WeebillSmicrornis brevirostris
Western GerygoneGerygone fuscaEndemic (country/region)
Southern WhitefaceAphelocephala leucopsisEndemic (country/region)
Chestnut-breasted WhitefaceAphelocephala pectoralisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Banded WhitefaceAphelocephala nigricinctaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pomatostomidae

White-browed BabblerPomatostomus superciliosusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Psophodidae

Chiming WedgebillPsophodes occidentalisEndemic (country/region)
Chirruping WedgebillPsophodes cristatusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclosomatidae

Nullarbor Quail-thrushCinclosoma alisteriEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus
Masked WoodswallowArtamus personatusEndemic (country/region)
White-browed WoodswallowArtamus superciliosusEndemic (country/region)
Black-faced WoodswallowArtamus cinereus
Dusky WoodswallowArtamus cyanopterusEndemic (country/region)
Little WoodswallowArtamus minor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cracticidae

Gray ButcherbirdCracticus torquatusEndemic (country/region)
Pied ButcherbirdCracticus nigrogularisEndemic (country/region)
Australian MagpieGymnorhina tibicen
Gray CurrawongStrepera versicolorEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Ground CuckooshrikeCoracina maximaEndemic (country/region)
Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiae
White-winged TrillerLalage tricolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Neosittidae

Varied SittellaDaphoenositta chrysoptera

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Gray ShrikethrushColluricincla harmonica
Gilbert's WhistlerPachycephala inornataEndemic (country/region)
Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis
Rufous WhistlerPachycephala rufiventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oreoicidae

Crested BellbirdOreoica gutturalisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Willie-wagtailRhipidura leucophrys
Gray FantailRhipidura albiscapa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Magpie-larkGrallina cyanoleuca
Satin FlycatcherMyiagra cyanoleucaRare/Accidental
Restless FlycatcherMyiagra inquieta

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Torresian CrowCorvus orru
Little CrowCorvus bennettiEndemic (country/region)
Australian RavenCorvus coronoides
Little RavenCorvus melloriEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corcoracidae

White-winged ChoughCorcorax melanorhamphosEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Jacky-winterMicroeca fascinans
Red-capped RobinPetroica goodenoviiEndemic (country/region)
Hooded RobinMelanodryas cucullataEndemic (country/region)
Western Yellow RobinEopsaltria griseogularisEndemic (country/region)
Southern Scrub-RobinDrymodes brunneopygiaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Australasian BushlarkMirafra javanica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena
Fairy MartinPetrochelidon arielEndemic (country/region)
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans
White-backed SwallowCheramoeca leucosternaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

SpinifexbirdMegalurus carteri
Little GrassbirdMegalurus gramineus
Brown SonglarkMegalurus cruralisEndemic (country/region)
Rufous SonglarkMegalurus mathewsiEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merulaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

MistletoebirdDicaeum hirundinaceum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Australasian PipitAnthus novaeseelandiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Painted FiretailEmblema pictumEndemic (country/region)
Zebra FinchTaeniopygia guttata

 

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