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

Anas superciliosa, 'Pacific Black Duck', (Herdsman Lake, Western Australia).

Anas gracilis, 'Grey Teal',  (Herdsman Lake, Western Australia).

Spatula rhynchotis, 'Australasian Shoveller', (Herdsman Lake, Western Australia).

Family Podicipedidae: Grebes

Podiceps cristatus, 'Great Crested Grebe',  (Herdsman Lake, Western Australia).

Family Rallidae: Rails, Gallinules, Coots

Fulica atra, 'Eurasian Coot',  (Herdsman Lake, Western Australia).

Porphyrio melanotus, 'Australasian Purple Swamphen',  (Herdsman Lake, Western Australia).

Family Recurvirostridae: Stilts & Avocets

Himantopus himantopus, 'Black-winged Stilt', (Herdsman Lake, Western Australia).

Family Charadriidae: Plovers, Dotterels

Erythrogonys cinctus, 'Red-kneed Dotterel', (Herdsman Lake, Western Australia).

Family Phalacrocoracidae: Cormorants

Phalacrocorax carbo, 'Great Cormorant', (Herdsman Lake, Western Australia).

Family Threskiornithidae: Ibis and Spoonbill

Threskiornis molucca, 'Australian White Ibis', (Herdsman Lake, Western Australia).

Family Ardeidae: Egrets

Ardea alba, 'Great Egret', (Herdsman Lake, Western Australia).

Family Cacatuidae: Cockatoos

Cacatua sanguinea, 'Little Corella', (Herdsman Lake, Western Australia).

Family Monarchidae

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


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.