Birds (Aves)

Riversleigh birds are organised taxonomically as you can see below. Once the species info is available, you will be able to click on the name of the species to access more information.

Vertebrate Phylogeny

Species Count: Total: 27 – FZA: 8 – FZB: 14 – FZC: 11 – FZD: 0 – PLIO: 4 – PLEIS: 0 – HOLO: 0

Class AVES

 

Order STRUTHIONIFORMES

Family Casuariidae (cassowary and emus)

Emuarius gidju (FZA) (FZB) (FZC)

 

Order ANSERIFORMES

Family Dromornithidae (large flightless Australian birds)

Draw me (100pxl)Barawertornis tedfordi (FZA) (FZB)

Draw me (100pxl)Dromornis murrayi (FZA) (FZB)

Family Anseranatidae (magpie-geese)

Hand’s Dawn Magpie Goose – Eoanseranas handae (FZA)

Family Anatidae (ducks, geese and swans)

Draw me (100pxl)Pinpanetta tedfordi (FZC)

Order CICONIIFORMES

Family Ciconiidae (storks)

Louise Boles’ Stork – Ciconia louisebolesae (FZA) (FZB)

 

Order FALCONIFORMES

Family Accipitridae (hawks, eagles, kite, etc.)

Draw me (100pxl)Pengana robertbolesi (FZA)

 

Order GRUIFORMES

Family Rallidae (rails)

Draw me (100pxl)Australlus disneyi (FZA) (FZB) (FZC)

Draw me (100pxl)Australlus gagensis (FZC)

Draw me (100pxl)Rallidae gen. et sp. indet. (FZC)

 

Order PSITTACIFORMES

Family Cacatuidae (cockatoos)

Riversleigh’s Cockatoo – Cacatua sp. (FZB)

Family Psittacidae (parrots)

Draw me (100pxl)Melopsittacus undulatus (PLIO)

 

Order APODIFORMES

Family Apodidae (swifts)

Draw me (100pxl)Collocalia buday (FZA) (FZB)

 

Order CORACIIFORMES

Family Halcyonidae (kingfishers)

Draw me (100pxl)Halcyonidae genus indet. sp. (FZC)

 

Order PASSERIFORMES

family indet (unclassified passerines)

Draw me (100pxl)Passeriformes genus indet. sp. 1 (FZB)

Draw me (100pxl)Passeriformes genus indet. sp. 2 (FZB)

Draw me (100pxl)Passeriformes genus indet. sp. 3 (FZB)

Draw me (100pxl)Corvitalusoides grandiculus (FZB)

Family Climacteridae (Australasian treecreepers)

Draw me (100pxl)Cormobates sp. (FZB)

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Climacteris sp. (FZB)

Family Cracticidae (magpies, butcherbirds, currawongs…)

Draw me (100pxl)Kurrartapu johnnguyeni (FZB)

Family Meliphagidae (honeyeaters)

Draw me (100pxl)Meliphagidae genus indet. sp.1 (PLIO)

Draw me (100pxl)Meliphagidae genus indet. sp.2 (PLIO)

Draw me (100pxl)Meliphagidae genus indet. sp.3 (PLIO)

Draw me (100pxl)Meliphagidae genus indet. sp.4 (FZC)

Draw me (100pxl)Meliphagidae genus indet. sp.5 (FZC)

Draw me (100pxl)Meliphagidae genus indet. sp.6 (FZC)

Draw me (100pxl)Meliphagidae genus indet. sp.7 (FZC)

Family Menuridae (lyrebird)

Draw me (100pxl)Menura tyawanoides (FZB)

Family Neosittidae (sitellas)

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Daphoenositta trevorworthyi (FZC)

Family Oriolidae (orioles)

Draw me (100pxl)Longmornis robustirostrata (FZB)

Family Orthonychidae (logrunners)

Draw me (100pxl)Orthonyx kaldowinyeri (FZA, FZB, FZC, FZD)

Order COLUMBIFORMES

Family Columbidae (pigeons and doves)

Draw me (100pxl)Primophaps schoddei (FZA)