AUSTRALASIAN Temperate Freshwater
Birds

The birds of the temperate freshwater lakes and rivers in New Zealand, and south-western and south-eastern Australian...

Family Anatidae: Ducks and Swans

(Herdsman Lake, Western Australia)

Cygnus atratus, 'Black Swan'. Found on freshwater and saline waters, mostly in southern Australia (rare in tropical north and central arid areas)

Anas superciliosa, 'Pacific Black Duck'.

(Herdsman Lake, Western Australia)

Anas gracilis, 'Grey Teal'.

(Herdsman Lake, Western Australia)

Spatula rhynchotis, 'Australasian Shoveller'.

Family Podicipedidae: Grebes

(Herdsman Lake, Western Australia)

Podiceps cristatus, 'Great Crested Grebe'.

Family Rallidae: Rails, Gallinules, Coots

(Herdsman Lake, Western Australia)

Fulica atra, 'Eurasian Coot'.

(Herdsman Lake, Western Australia)

Porphyrio melanotus, 'Australasian Purple Swamphen'.

Family Recurvirostridae: Stilts & Avocets

(Herdsman Lake, Western Australia)

Himantopus himantopus, 'Black-winged Stilt'.

Family Charadriidae: Plovers, Dotterels

(Herdsman Lake, Western Australia)

Erythrogonys cinctus, 'Red-kneed Dotterel'.

Family Phalacrocoracidae: Cormorants

(Herdsman Lake, Western Australia)

Phalacrocorax carbo, 'Great Cormorant'.

Family Threskiornithidae: Ibis and Spoonbill

(Herdsman Lake, Western Australia)

Threskiornis molucca, 'Australian White Ibis'.

Family Pelecanidae

(Lloyd Jones Weir)

Pelecanus conspicillatus, 'Australian Pelican'.

Family Ardeidae: Herons, including Egrets

(Herdsman Lake, Western Australia)

Ardea alba, 'Great Egret'.

Family Cacatuidae: Cockatoos

(Herdsman Lake, Western Australia)

Cacatua sanguinea, 'Little Corella'.

Family Monarchidae

(Herdsman Lake, Western Australia)

Grallina cyanoleuca, 'Magpie Lark', 'Pee-wee'. This species is found in a range of open habitats, but is common on the edge of freshwater bodies.

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