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AUSTRALIA

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Number of species. This table provides the number of species found in this region, based on the Howard and Moore (2003, rev. 2008) taxonomy. To view the full species list, click on the name of a region.
Region name Number of species endemics breeding endemics globally threatened extinct introduced
Australia checklist 9303338nullnull27
Australia (continental including Tasmania) checklist 8813186nullnull22
Ashmore Reef and Cartier Island checklist 17100nullnull1
Ashmore Reef checklist 16600nullnull1
Cartier Island checklist 2700100
Browse Island checklist 5500200
Coral Sea Islands checklist 4000nullnull0
Kaumag Island checklist 12600nullnull0
Anchor Cay checklist 100000
Arden Island checklist 5400100
Aureed Island checklist 5700200
Boigu Island checklist 21800nullnull2
Bramble Cay checklist 6500100
Campbell Island checklist 3200nullnull0
Dauan Island checklist 16600201
Deliverance Island checklist 11600200
Dove Island checklist 4900000
Keats Island checklist 2500000
Kodall Island checklist 5900100
Layoak Islet checklist 4100000
Mabuiag Island checklist 16000101
Marsden Island checklist 2400000
Massig Island checklist 12200201
Moini Island checklist 100000
Rennel Island checklist 2300000
Smith Cay checklist 2200000
Saibai Island checklist 22300nullnull2
Tudu Island checklist 6900100
Underdown Islet checklist 400000
Woiz Islet checklist 500000
Zagai Island checklist 13000001
Zuizin Islet checklist 4000000

Australia has 343 endemic species: The following species are endemic to the region of Australia. You can search the web for site locations and information about them by clicking on the species name. (b) denotes a breeding endemic, and † an extinct species.

Royal Penguin (b)
Christmas Island Frigatebird (b)
Abbott's Booby (b)
Pacific Heron (b)
Plumed Whistling-Duck (b)
Australian Pratincole (b)
Black-eared Cuckoo (b)
Fairy Martin (b)
Emu
Hoary-headed Grebe
Black-faced Cormorant
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Blue-billed Duck
Musk Duck
Freckled Duck
Black Swan
Cape Barren Goose
Australian Shelduck
Maned Duck
Chestnut Teal
Pink-eared Duck
Square-tailed Kite
Black-breasted Buzzard
Black-shouldered Kite
Letter-winged Kite
Red Goshawk
Grey Falcon
Black Falcon
Australian Brush-turkey
Malleefowl
Stubble Quail
Black-breasted Buttonquail
Chestnut-backed Buttonquail
Buff-breasted Buttonquail
Red-chested Buttonquail
Little Buttonquail
Lord Howe Island Rail
Australian Crake
Lord Howe Island Swamphen
Black-tailed Native-hen
Tasmanian Native-hen
Plains-wanderer
Hooded Plover
Red-kneed Dotterel
Inland Dotterel
Banded Lapwing
Sooty Oystercatcher
Banded Stilt
Red-necked Avocet
Pacific Gull
White-headed Pigeon
Brown Cuckoo-Dove
Common Bronzewing
Brush Bronzewing
Flock Bronzewing
Crested Pigeon
Spinifex Pigeon
Partridge Pigeon
Squatter Pigeon
White-quilled Rock-Pigeon
Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon
Diamond Dove
Wonga Pigeon
Black-banded Fruit-Dove
Christmas Island Imperial-Pigeon
Kimberley Imperial-Pigeon
Topknot Pigeon
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Varied Lorikeet
Musk Lorikeet
Little Lorikeet
Purple-crowned Lorikeet
Long-billed Black-Cockatoo
Short-billed Black-Cockatoo
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Glossy Black-Cockatoo
Gang-gang Cockatoo
Galah
Pink Cockatoo
Western Corella
Long-billed Corella
Cockatiel
Norfolk Island Kaka
Australian King-Parrot
Superb Parrot
Regent Parrot
Alexandra's Parrot
Red-capped Parrot
Australian Ringneck
Green Rosella
Crimson Rosella
Northern Rosella
Pale-headed Rosella
Eastern Rosella
Western Rosella
Bluebonnet
Red-rumped Parrot
Mulga Parrot
Hooded Parrot
Golden-shouldered Parrot
Paradise Parrot
Norfolk Island Parakeet
Bourke's Parrot
Blue-winged Parrot
Elegant Parrot
Rock Parrot
Orange-bellied Parrot
Turquoise Parrot
Scarlet-chested Parrot
Swift Parrot
Budgerigar
Ground Parrot
Night Parrot
Gould's Bronze-Cuckoo
Lesser Sooty-Owl
Tasmanian Masked-Owl
Powerful Owl
Christmas Boobook
Tawny Frogmouth
Australian Swiftlet
Chillagoe Swiftlet
Laughing Kookaburra
Red-backed Kingfisher
Rainbow Pitta
White-throated Treecreeper
White-browed Treecreeper
Red-browed Treecreeper
Brown Treecreeper
Black-tailed Treecreeper
Rufous Treecreeper
Albert's Lyrebird
Superb Lyrebird
Rufous Scrub-bird
Noisy Scrub-bird
Green Catbird
Tooth-billed Catbird
Golden Bowerbird
Regent Bowerbird
Satin Bowerbird
Western Bowerbird
Spotted Bowerbird
Great Bowerbird
Red-backed Fairywren
White-winged Fairywren
Superb Fairywren
Splendid Fairywren
Variegated Fairywren
Lovely Fairywren
Red-winged Fairywren
Blue-breasted Fairywren
Purple-crowned Fairywren
Rufous-crowned Emuwren
Southern Emuwren
Mallee Emuwren
Grey Grasswren
White-throated Grasswren
Carpentarian Grasswren
Striated Grasswren
Eyrean Grasswren
Thick-billed Grasswren
Dusky Grasswren
Black Grasswren
Scarlet Myzomela
Banded Honeyeater
Black Honeyeater
Pied Honeyeater
White-streaked Honeyeater
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater
Lewin's Honeyeater
White-lined Honeyeater
Bridled Honeyeater
Eungella Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Mangrove Honeyeater
Singing Honeyeater
Yellow Honeyeater
White-gaped Honeyeater
White-eared Honeyeater
Yellow-throated Honeyeater
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
Purple-gaped Honeyeater
Grey-headed Honeyeater
Fuscous Honeyeater
Grey-fronted Honeyeater
Yellow-plumed Honeyeater
White-plumed Honeyeater
Macleay's Honeyeater
White-naped Honeyeater
Black-headed Honeyeater
Black-chinned Honeyeater
Strong-billed Honeyeater
Brown-headed Honeyeater
Silver-crowned Friarbird
Crescent Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
White-cheeked Honeyeater
White-fronted Honeyeater
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
Bar-breasted Honeyeater
Striped Honeyeater
Rufous-throated Honeyeater
Grey Honeyeater
Painted Honeyeater
Regent Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
Western Spinebill
Bell Miner
Noisy Miner
Yellow-throated Miner
Black-eared Miner
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Little Wattlebird
Brush Wattlebird
Red Wattlebird
Yellow Wattlebird
Crimson Chat
Orange Chat
Yellow Chat
White-fronted Chat
Gibberbird
Spotted Pardalote
Forty-spotted Pardalote
Red-browed Pardalote
Striated Pardalote
Western Bristlebird
Eastern Bristlebird
Rufous Bristlebird
Pilotbird
Rockwarbler
Fernwren
Yellow-throated Scrubwren
White-browed Scrubwren
Brown Scrubwren
Atherton Scrubwren
Large-billed Scrubwren
Scrubtit
Redthroat
Speckled Warbler
Rufous Calamanthus
Striated Calamanthus
Chestnut-rumped Hylacola
Shy Hylacola
Mountain Thornbill
Tasmanian Thornbill
Buff-rumped Thornbill
Western Thornbill
Slender-billed Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
Yellow Thornbill
Striated Thornbill
Slaty-backed Thornbill
Weebill
Dusky Gerygone
Western Gerygone
Lord Howe Island Gerygone
Brown Gerygone
Norfolk Island Gerygone
Southern Whiteface
Chestnut-breasted Whiteface
Banded Whiteface
Red-capped Robin
Flame Robin
Rose Robin
Pink Robin
Hooded Robin
Dusky Robin
Pale-yellow Robin
Yellow Robin
Grey-breasted
White-breasted Robin
White-browed Robin
Grey-headed Robin
Southern Scrub-Robin
Chowchilla
White-browed Babbler
Hall's Babbler
Chestnut-crowned Babbler
Eastern Whipbird
Western Whipbird
Chiming Wedgebill
Chirruping Wedgebill
Spotted Quail-thrush
Chestnut Quail-thrush
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
Cinnamon Quail-thrush
White-winged Chough
Apostlebird
Crested Shrike-tit
Crested Bellbird
Olive Whistler
Red-lored Whistler
Gilbert's Whistler
White-breasted Whistler
Bower's Shrike-thrush
Sandstone Shrike-thrush
Little Crow
Australian Raven
Little Raven
Relict Raven
Forest Raven
Victoria's Riflebird
Paradise Riflebird
Grey Butcherbird
Pied Butcherbird
Pied Currawong
Black Currawong
Grey Currawong
Masked Woodswallow
White-browed Woodswallow
Dusky Woodswallow
Little Woodswallow
Ground Cuckooshrike
White-eared Monarch
Pied Monarch
Russet-tailed Thrush
Norfolk Starling
White-backed Swallow
Christmas Island White-eye
Australian Yellow White-eye
Lord Howe Island White-eye
Robust White-eye
Slender-billed White-eye
White-chested White-eye
Brown Songlark
Rufous Songlark
Spinifex-bird
Painted Firetail
Beautiful Firetail
Red-eared Firetail
Diamond Firetail
Red-browed Firetail
Star Finch
Plum-headed Finch
Chestnut-eared Finch
Double-barred Finch
Masked Finch
Long-tailed Finch
Black-throated Finch
Gouldian Finch
Yellow-rumped Munia
Pictorella Munia

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