Backyard Birds

Swifts, Swallows and Needletails Found in Australia

Listing of Birds found in Australia … Photos of Birds found in Australia

Parrots / Psittacines found in Australia

Swifts, Swallows and Needletails that occur naturally in Australia

Pacific Swift (Apus pacificus) – Range: Winters in Australia

Australian Swiftlet (Aerodramus terraereginae)

Glossy Swiftlet (Collocalia esculenta)

Uniform Swiftlet (Aerodramus vanikorensis)

Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica) – Vagrant

Black-faced Woodswallow (Artamus cinereus)

Dusky Woodswallow (Artamus cyanopterus) – Live primarily in open eucalyptus forests and woodlands, ranging from from Atherton Tableland, Queensland, down to Tasmania and west to Eyre Peninsula, in South Australia

Little Woodswallow (Artamus minor) – Range: mainland Australia, avoiding only the driest deserts and the area within about 300 kilometres of the southern coastline. Show a preference for rugged terrain around inland ranges.

Masked Woodswallow (Artamus personatus) is found in subtropical or tropical dry forests in Australia

White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorynchus)

White-browed Woodswallow (Artamus superciliosus) – Native to inland Australia)

Papuan Needletail (Mearnsia novaeguineae), also known as the Papuan Spine-tailed Swift, New Guinea Spine-tailed Swift or Papua Spinetail- Range: Recorded from Boigu Island, Queensland, Australian territory in north-western Torres Strait.

White-throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus, also known as Needle-tailed Swift or Spine-tailed Swift – Winters in Australia

More Birds Found in Australia

Uniform Swiftlet (Collocalia vanikorensis)
Glossy Swiftlet (Collocalia esculenta)
Pacific Swift (Apus pacificus), or Fork-tailed Swift

More Birds Found in Australia


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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