Birds of Mount Alexander Region

Native and non-native (**) birds that have been recorded in and around the Mount Alexander Shire are listed below.  A downloadable list is also available (coming soon!).

COMMON NAME LOCAL STATUS MORE INFO
Emu Locally extinct?
Stubble Quail Uncommon
Brown Quail Rare
Plumed Whistling-duck Rare
Blue-billed Duck Rare
Musk Duck Common
Freckled Duck Rare
Black Swan Common
Cape Barren Goose Rare
Australian Shelduck Common
Australian Wood Duck Very common
** Northern Mallard Uncommon
Pacific Black Duck Very common
Australasian Shoveler Uncommon
Grey Teal Common
Chestnut Teal Uncommon
Pink-eared Duck Rare
Hardhead Uncommon
** Domestic/Feral Ducks Common
Australasian Grebe Common
Hoary-headed Grebe Common
Great Crested Grebe Fairly common
Australian Darter Uncommon
Little Pied Cormorant Common
Pied Cormorant Uncommon
Little Black Cormorant Fairly common
Great Cormorant Fairly common
Australian Pelican Fairly common
White-faced Heron Common
White-necked Heron Common
Great Egret Uncommon
Little Egret Rare
Intermediate Egret Rare
Cattle Egret Uncommon
Nankeen Night-Heron Uncommon
Little Bittern Rare
Australasian Bittern Rare
Glossy Ibis Rare
Australian White Ibis Fairly common
Straw-necked Ibis Fairly common
Royal Spoonbill Rare
Yellow-billed Spoonbill Fairly common
Black-shouldered Kite Common
Letter-winged Kite Rare
Square-tailed Kite Rare
Black Kite Uncommon
Whistling Kite Fairly common
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Rare
Spotted Harrier Rare
Swamp Harrier Rare
Brown Goshawk Fairly common
Grey Goshawk Rare
Collared Sparrowhawk Uncommon
Wedge-tailed Eagle Uncommon
Little Eagle Fairly common
Brown Falcon Common
Australian Hobby Uncommon
Peregrine Falcon Rare
Nankeen Kestrel Fairly common
Black-breasted Buzzard Very rare
Brolga Occasional visitor
Buff-banded Rail Rare
Lewin’s Rail Rare
Spotless Crake Rare
Australian Spotted Crake Rare
Purple Swamphen Fairly common
Dusky Moorhen Common
Black-tailed Native-hen Uncommon
Eurasian Coot Common
Painted Button-quail Fairly common
Plains-wanderer Rare
Latham’s Snipe Rare
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Rare
Common Greenshank Rare
Bush Stone-curlew Rare
Black-winged Stilt Rare
Red-necked Avocet Rare
Black-fronted Dotterel Common
Red-kneed Dotterel Uncommon
Banded Lapwing Rare
Masked Lapwing Common
Silver Gull Fairly common
** Rock Dove Common
** Spotted Dove Uncommon
Common Bronzewing Common
Brush Bronzewing Rare
Crested Pigeon Common
Peaceful Dove Uncommon
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo Common
Gang-gang Cockatoo Rare
Galah Very common
Long-billed Corella Very common
Little Corella Uncommon
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Common
Cockatiel Uncommon
Rainbow Lorikeet Rare
Musk Lorikeet Common
Little Lorikeet Fairly common
Purple-crowned Lorikeet Uncommon
Australian King-Parrot Rare visitor
Crimson Rosella Common
Eastern Rosella Common
Swift Parrot Uncommon
Red-rumped Parrot Common
Turquoise Parrot Locally extinct
Blue-winged Parrot Rare
Budgerigar Uncommon
Eastern Koel Rare
Pallid Cuckoo Common
Fan-tailed Cuckoo Fairly common
Black-eared Cuckoo Uncommon
Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo Common
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Fairly common
Powerful Owl Uncommon
Barking Owl Rare
Southern Boobook Fairly common
Barn Owl Fairly common
Tawny Frogmouth Fairly common
Australian Owlet-nightjar Fairly common
White-throated Nightjar Very rare
White-throated Needletail Fairly common
Fork-tailed Swift Uncommon
Laughing Kookaburra Common
Sacred Kingfisher Fairly common
Rainbow Bee-eater Common
Dollarbird Very rare
White-throated Treecreeper Very common
Brown Treecreeper Locally common
Superb Fairy-wren Very common
Spotted Pardalote Very common
Striated Pardalote Very common
White-browed Scrubwren Fairly common
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Uncommon
Speckled Warbler Uncommon
Weebill Common
Western Gerygone Rare
White-throated Gerygone Rare
Brown Thornbill Very common
Buff-rumped Thornbill Very common
Yellow-rumped Thornbill Very common
Yellow Thornbill Common
Striated Thornbill Very common
Southern Whiteface Uncommon
Red Wattlebird Very common
Little Wattlebird Rare
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater Rare
Noisy Friarbird Rare
Little Friarbird Rare
Regent Honeyeater Very rare
Blue-faced Honeyeater Rare
Bell Miner Rare
Noisy Miner Locally common
Yellow-faced Honeyeater Very common
Singing Honeyeater Rare
White-eared Honeyeater Fairly common
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater Very common
Fuscous Honeyeater Very common
White-plumed Honeyeater Locally common
Yellow-plumed Honeyeater Very rare
Black-chinned Honeyeater Uncommon
Brown-headed Honeyeater Fairly common
White-naped Honeyeater Common
Painted Honeyeater Rare
Crescent Honeyeater Rare
New Holland Honeyeater Fairly common
Scarlet Honeyeater Very rare
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater Rare
Eastern Spinebill Fairly common
Black Honeyeater Rare
White-fronted Chat Uncommon
Jacky Winter Common
Scarlet Robin Common
Red-capped Robin Rare
Flame Robin Fairly common
Rose Robin Rare
Pink Robin Very rare
Eastern Yellow Robin Common
Hooded Robin Rare
Grey-crowned Babbler Locally extinct
White-browed Babbler Fairly common
Spotted Quail-thrush Uncommon
Varied Sittella Fairly common
Crested Shrike-tit Uncommon
Crested Bellbird Fairly common
Olive Whistler Rare
Gilbert’s Whistler Locally extinct?
Golden Whistler Fairly common
Rufous Whistler Common
Grey Shrike-thrush Very common
Leaden Flycatcher Rare
Satin Flycatcher Rare
Restless Flycatcher Common
Magpie-lark Common
Grey Fantail Very common
Willie Wagtail Very common
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Common
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike Uncommon
White-winged Triller Not common
Olive-backed Oriole Fairly common
Masked Woodswallow Uncommon
White-browed Woodswallow Fairly common
Dusky Woodswallow Common
Black-faced Woodswallow Very rare
Pied Butcherbird Very rare
Grey Butcherbird Rare visitor
Australian Magpie Very common
Pied Currawong Locally common
Grey Currawong Fairly common
Australian Raven Very common
Little Raven Common
White-winged Chough Common
** Eurasian Skylark Uncommon
Australian Pipit Very common
** House Sparrow Common
Zebra Finch Rare
Red-browed Finch Common
Diamond Firetail Uncommon
** Common Greenfinch Uncommon
** European Goldfinch Fairly common
Mistletoebird Fairly common
White-backed Swallow Uncommon
Welcome Swallow Very common
Tree Martin Fairly common
Fairy Martin Fairly common
Australian Reed-Warbler Common
Little Grassbird Rare
Rufous Songlark Uncommon
Brown Songlark Uncommon
Golden-headed Cisticola Very rare
Silvereye Common
Bassian Thrush Uncommon
** Common Blackbird Very common
** Common Starling Common
** Common Myna Common