Wild Birds

Tasmanian Water Birds Index – Wetland / Wading Birds found in Tasmania, King Island


Parrots (Hookbills) found on Tasmania

Listing of Birds found on Tasmania

Photos of birds found on Tasmania

Listing of Water / Wetland Birds found on the Australian island of Tasmania:

Australasian Bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus), also known as the Brown Bittern

Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator)

Australasian Shoveler – Ducks (Anas rhynchotis)

Australian Shelducks (Tadorna tadornoides)

Azure Kingfisher (Alcedo azurea) – Even though this is not a water bird per se – they are often seen along the Australian coastline and near rivers and stream

Banded Lapwings (Vanellus tricolor)

Black-faced Cormorants (Phalacrocorax fuscescens) aka Black-faced Shags: Range: Found along the coast of Tasmania and the islands of Bass Strait

Black Swans (Cygnus atratus)

Blue-billed Duck (Oxyura australis)

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Eastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta)

Eastern Reef Egrets (Egretta sacra)

Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor) aka Fairy Penguins

Musk Duck (Biziura lobata)

Ospreys (Sub-species: P. h. cristatus – Vieillot, 1816) (although not “water birds” per se, these birds of prey hunt in and nest near water)

Red-kneed Dotterels (Erythrogonys cinctus) – Vagrant to Tasmania

Red-necked Stints (Calidris ruficollis)

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Short-tailed Shearwater or Muttonbird / Moonbird (Puffinus tenuirostris) – Seabirds

Shy Albatross / Shy Mollymawk (Thalassarche cauta)

Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis)

Westland Petrel (Procellaria westlandica) – a rare seabird


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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