Birds

A species list of birds that occur in mangrove and saltmarsh ecosystems in Australia. Click on the page icon to go to species profiles.

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Birds
Genus Species Common Name Family Fidelity * (H, M, L) Source Profile DBpedia
31 taxa              
Ardea sumatrana Great-billed Heron Ardeidae H [1] viewtopic About
Butorides striata Striated Heron Ardeidae H [1] viewtopic About
Ceyx pusilla Little Kingfisher Alcedinidae H [2] viewtopic About Synonym
Chrysococcyx minutillus Little Bronze-Cuckoo Cuculidae H/M [1] viewtopic About
Colluricincla megarhyncha Little Shrike Thrush Pachycephalidae H/M   viewtopic About
Conopophila albogularis Rufous-banded Honeyeater Meliphagidae H/M [2] viewtopic About
Cracticus quoyi Black Butcherbird Artamidae H/M [1], [2] viewtopic About
Dicaeum hirundinaceum Mistletoebird Nectariniidae M? [3] viewtopic About
Eulabeornis castaneoventris Chestnut Rail Rallidae H [1], [2] viewtopic About
Geopelia humeralis Bar-shouldered Dove Columbidae M [1] viewtopic About
Gerygone levigaster Mangrove Gerygone Acanthizidae H [1] viewtopic About
Gerygone magnirostris Large-billed Gerygone Acanthizidae M [1], [2] viewtopic About
Gerygone tenebrosa Dusky Gerygone Acanthizidae H/M [1], [2] viewtopic About
Haliastur indus Brahminy Kite Accipitridae H/M [1] viewtopic About
Lichenostomus fasciogularis Mangrove Honeyeater Meliphagidae H/M   viewtopic About
Lichenostomus versicolor Varied Honeyeater Meliphagidae H/M   viewtopic About
Microeca flavigaster Lemon-breasted Flycatcher Petroicidae H [1] viewtopic About
Myiagra alecto Shining Flycatcher Monarchidae H/M [1], [2] viewtopic About
Myiagra ruficollis Broad-billed Flycatcher Monarchidae H [1], [2] viewtopic About
Myzomela erythrocephala Red-headed Honeyeater Meliphagidae H/M [1], [2] viewtopic About
Nectarinia jugularis Yellow-breasted Sunbird Nectariniidae ? [4] viewtopic About
Neophema chrysogaster Orange-bellied Parot Psittacidae M? [5]   About
Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel Scolopacidae M   viewtopic About
Pachycephala lanioides White-breasted Whistler Pachycephalidae H [1], [2] viewtopic About
Pachycephala melanura Mangrove Golden Whistler Pachycephalidae H [1], [2] viewtopic About
Pachycephala simplex Grey Whistler Pachycephalidae M [2] viewtopic About
Peneonanthe pulverulenta Mangrove Robin Petroicidae H [1], [2] viewtopic About
Rhipidura dryas Arafura Fantail Rhipiduridae H [1] viewtopic About
Rhipidura phasiana Mangrove Grey Fantail Rhipiduridae H [1] viewtopic About
Todiramphus chloris Collared Kingfisher Halcyonidae H [1], [2] viewtopic About
Zosterops lutea Yellow White-eye Timaliidae H [1], [2] viewtopic About
*Fidelity rankings

Species found in mangrove and saltmarsh communities are rated according to the 'fidelity' of their occurrence:

  • High fidelity - occur almost exclusively in mangrove and saltmarsh communities (obligate).
  • Medium fidelity - often occur in mangrove and saltmarsh communities, but also occur in similar adjacent communities (facultative).
  • Low fidelity - occasionally occur in mangrove and saltmarsh communities, but not regularly (transitory, marginal).
These categories are to some degree subjective and may vary regionally so that species may end up in more than one category.

References

  1. Johnstone, R.E. (1990). Mangroves and Mangrove Birds of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement No. 32. (more)
  2. Ford, J. (1983). Taxonomic Notes on Some Mangrove-inhabiting Birds in Australasia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 10 (4): 381-415. (more)
  3. Wightman, G. (2006). Mangroves of the Northern Territory, Australia: identification and traditional use. Northern Territory. Dept. of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts, Palmerston. (more)
  4. Primack, R.B., Duke, N.C. and Tomlinson, P.B. (1981). Floral morphology in relation to pollination ecology in five Queensland coastal plains plants. Austrobaileya 1(4): 19-62 (more)
  5. Birds Australia (2010). Birds Australia. Accessed February 2010: http://www.birdsaustralia.com.au/ (more)

-- EmmaClifton - 21 Nov 2008 -- AngelaFrost - 2009-06-03

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