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A bird watching tour of the Top End

Common Name Latin Name Magpie
goose Anseranas
semipalmata Plumed
whistling duck Dendrocygna
eytoni Wandering
whistling duck Dendrocygna
arcuata Pacific
black duck Anas
superciliosa Radjah
shelduck Tadorna
radjah Darter Anhinga
melanogaster Great
cormorant Phalacrocorax
carbo Little
black cormorant Phalacrocorax
sulcirostris Little
pied cormorant Phalacrocorax
melanoleucos Pied
cormorant Phalacrocorax
varius Cattle
egret Ardea
ibis Eastern
reef egret Egretta
sacra (light morph) Eastern
reef egret Egretta
sacra (dark morph) Great
egret Egretta
alba Intermediate
egret Ardea
intermedia Little
egret Ardea
(Egretta) garzetta Pied
heron Ardea
picata Rufous
(Nankeen) night heron Nycticorax
caledonicus White-faced
heron Ardea
novaehollandiae White-necked
heron Ardea
pacifica Black bittern Ixobrychus
flavicollis Striated
heron Butorides
striatus stagnatilus Australian
white ibis Threskiornis
molucca Glossy
ibis Plagadis
falcinellus Straw-necked
ibis Threskiornis
spinicollus Black-necked
stork Ephippiorhynchus
asiaticus Brolga Grus
rubicunda Black
kite Milvus
migrans Brahminy
kite Haliastur
indus Osprey Pandion
haliaetus Whistling
kite Haliastur
sphenurus Wedgetailed
eagle Aquila
audax White-bellied
sea eagle Haliaeetus
leocogaster Brown
goshawk Accipiter
fasciatus didimus Red
goshawk Erythrotriorchis
radiatus Brown
falcon Falco
berigora Eurasian
coot Fulica
atra Purple
swamphen Porphyrio
porphyrio melanotus Buff-banded
rail Gallirallus
phillipensis Bar-tailed
godwit Limosa
lapponica Eastern
curlew Numenius
madagascariensis Little
curlew Numenius
minutus Comb-crested
jacana Metropidius
(Irediparra) gallinacea Beach
stone-curlew Esacus
neglecta Black-winged
stilt Himantopus
himantopus Australian
pratincole Stiltia
isabella Sooty
oystercatcher Haematopus
fuliginosus ophthalmicus Red-capped
plover Charadrius
ruficapillus Masked
lapwing Vanellus
miles miles Silver
gull Larus
novaehollandiae Crested
tern Sterna
bergii cristata Whiskered
tern Chlidonias
hybrida Emerald
dove Chalcophaps
indica longirostris Bar-shouldered
dove Geopelia
humeralis Peaceful
dove Geopelia
placida (striata) Red-tailed
black cockatoo Calyptorhynchus
banksii macrorhynchus Little
corella Cacatua
sanguinea Galah Cacatura
roseicapilla Sulphur-crested
cockatoo Cacatua
galerita fitzroyi Rainbow
lorikeet Trichoglossus
haematodus rubritorquis Red-winged
parrot Aprosmictus
erythropterus coccineoptenis Northern
rosella Platycercus
venustus Pheasant
coucal Centropus
phasianinus melanurus Azure
kingfisher Alcedo
azurea ruficollaris Little
kingfisher Alcedo
pusilla ramsayi Forest
kingfisher Todiramphus
macleayii Sacred
kingfisher Todiramphus
sanctus Blue-winged
kookaburra Dacelo
leachii Rainbow
bee-eater Merops
ornatus White-gaped
honeyeater Lichenostomus
unicolor White-throated
honeyeater Melithreptus
albogulgaris Dusky
honeyeater Myzomela
obscura Red-headed
honeyeater Myzomela
erythrocephala Sandstone
shrikethrush Colluricincla
woodwardi Restless
flycatcher Myiagra
inquieta nana Northern
fantail Rhipidura
rufiventis isura Willie
wagtail Rhipidura
leucophrys picata Magpie-lark Grallina
cyanoleuca neglecta Spangled
drongo Dicrurus
bracteatus Varied
triller Lalage
leucomelia rufiventris Black-faced
cuckoo-shrike Coracina
novaehollandiae melanops White-bellied
cuckoo-shrike Coracina
papuensis hypoleuca Olive-backed
oriole Oriolus
sagittus affinis Yellow
oriole Oriolus
flavocinctus White-breasted
woodswallow Artamus
leucorynchus Torresian
crow Corvus
cecilae Great
bowerbird Chlamydera
nuchalis Welcome
swallow Hirundo
neoxena

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