Birds Of Prey

Australian Birds of Prey

Australian Birds of Prey: Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Goshawks, Owls, Nightjars and Frogmouths

Parrots / Psittacines found in Australia

Birds of Prey found in Australia

Eagles / Hawks / Falcons / Goshawks

Australian Hobby / Falcon (Falco longipennis)

Black Falcon Standing on a Piece of Metal. Australian Birds of Prey
Black Falcon Standing on a Piece of Metal. Australian Birds of Prey

Black-breasted Buzzard or Black-breasted Kite (Hamirostra melanosternon) – Range: Australia – found mainly in the northern and central parts of the continent, living in the deserts, dry grasslands, shrublands, sparse tropical woodlands and tree-lined watercourses

Black Falcon (Falco subniger) – Range: North of Australia

Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris)

Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) – Range: India and southeast Asia and as far south as New South Wales, Australia

Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)

Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)

Christmas Island Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus natalis) – bird of prey – Range: Christmas Island, an Australian territory in the eastern Indian Ocean

Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter cirrocephalus) – Range: Widespread through Australia except for sandy deserts

Grey Falcon (Falco hypoleucos) – Bird of Prey – Range: Confined to the arid inland. Open country: Triodia grassland, Acacia shrubland, and lightly timbered arid woodland

Grey-headed Goshawk, Accipiter poliocephalus – Bird of Prey – Range: Queensland, Australian territory in north-western Torres Strait.

Gurney’s Eagle (Aquila gurneyi) – Range: Recorded from Saibai and Boigu islands in north-western Torres Strait (Australia)

Letter-winged Kite (Elanus scriptus) – Range: Central Australia

Nankeen or Australian Kestrels (Falco cenchroides) – A common bird of prey

Ospreys (P. h. cristatus) – Range: Along the coastline of, and along some large rivers within, Australia

Pacific Baza or Crested Hawk (Aviceda subcristata) – Range: Coastal and subcoastal areas of northern and eastern Australia

Red Goshawk (Erythrotriorchis radiatus) – Range: Rare Australian bird of prey. Found mainly in the savanna woodlands of northern Australia

Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis)

Swamp Harrier (C. approximans) – Bird of Prey – Range: Australasia

Wedge-tailed Eagle or Eaglehawk (Aquila audax)

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) – Resident on coasts and major waterways

A Close Up Of Australian Hobby
A Close Up Of Australian Hobby

Owls / Frogmouths / Nightjars

Australian Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae) – Range: Southern New Guinea and the non-desert areas of Australia

Barking Owls or Winking OwlsRange: Mainland Australia off the Eastern and Northern coast of the continent including areas surrounding Perth (Western Australia)

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Greater Sooty Owl (Tyto tenebricosa) – Range: South-eastern Australia

Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus)

Marbled Frogmouth (Podargus ocellatus)

Papuan Frogmouth (Podargus papuensis)

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) – Range: South-eastern and eastern Australia

 (Podargus strigoides)




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Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

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