Bensbach Bird List

Bird List of Bensbach Wildlife Lodge

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Listed below in are the common and scientific names used in the Birds of New Guinea by B.M.Beehler, T.K.Pratt & D.A.Zimmerman.

The list has been compiled by a number of people visiting BENSBACH WILDLIFE LODGE and the area and particularly by David Milton and Joseph Tano the senior field guide from AMBUA LODGE.

There have to date been a total of 191 different species sited around the BENSBACH, the the adjacent wetlands and plains. CASSOWARIES - Cassuariidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Southern Cassowary 45 Casuarius casuarius

GREBES or DABCHICKS - Podicipedidiae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Australasian Grebe 51 Tachyboptus novaehollandiae

COMORANTS - Phalacrocoracidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Great Comorant 53 Phalacrocorax carbo
Pied Comorant - Phalacrocorax varius
Little Black Comorant 53 Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Little Pied Cormorant 53 Phalacrocorax melanoleucos

DARTERS - Anhingidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Australian Darter 54 Anhinga novaehollandiae

PELICANS - Pelecanidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Australian Pelican 55 Pelecanus conspicillatus

HERONS, EGRETS & BITTENS - Ardeidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Great-billed Heron 56 Ardea sumatrana
Great Egret 56 Egretta alba
Pied Heron 57 Ardea picata
Intermediate Egret 57 Egretta intermedia
White-faced Heron 57 Egretta novaehollandiae
Little Egret 57 Egretta garzetta
Striated (Mangrove) Heron 58 Butorides striatus
Rufous Night-Heron 58 Nycticorax caledonicus

STORKS - Ciconiidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Black-necked Stork 60 Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

IBISES and SPOONBILLS - Threskiornithidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Glossy Ibis 60 Plegadis falcinellus
Sacred Ibis 60 Threskiornis aethiopicus
Straw-necked Ibis 60 Threskiornis spinicollis
Royal Spoonbill 61 Platalea regia
Yellow-billed Spoonbill - Platalea flavipes
BIRDS OF PREY-Accipitridae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Osprey 61 Pandion haliaetus
Crested Hawk 61 Aviceda subcristata
Whistling Kite

62

Haliastur sphenurus
Brahminy Kite 63 Haliastur indus
White-bellied Sea Eagle 63 Haliaeetus leucogaster
Spotted Marsh Harrier

63

Circus spilonotus
Grey Goshawk

65

Accipiter novaehollandiae
Grey-headed Goshawk 65 Accipiter poliocephalus
Wedge-tailed Eagle 67 Aquila audax
Little Eagle 67 Hieraaetus morphnoides

FALCONS - Falconidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Peregrine Falcon

68

Falco peregrinus

GEESE & DUCKS - Anatidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Magpie Goose 69 Anseranus semipalmata
Spotted Whistling Duck 69 Dendrocygna guttata
Wandering Whistling Duck 69 Dendrocygna arcuata
White-headed Shelduck 70 Tadorna radijah
Green Pigmy Goose 70 Nettapus pulehellus
Grey Teal 71 Anas gibberifrons
Pacific Black Duck 71 Anas superciliosa

MEGAPODES or MOUND-BUILDERS - apodiidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Orange-footed Scrubfowl

-

Megapodius reinwardt

CRANES - Gruidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Brolga

79

Grus rubicunda

BUSTARDS - Otididae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Australian Bustard

80

Adeotis australis

JACANAS or LILY TROTTERS - Jacanidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Comb-crested Jacana

80

Irediparra gallinacea

STILTS - Recurvirostridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
White-headed Stilt

81

Himantopus leucocephalus

STONE-CURLEWS - Burhinidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Beach Stone-Curlew

81

Esacus magnirostris

COUSERS & PRATINCOLES - Glareolidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Oriental Pratincole

82

Glareola maldivarum
Australian Pratincole

82

Stiltia isabella

PLOVERS & DOTTERELS - Charadriidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Masked Lapwing 83 Vanellus miles
Lesser Golden Plover 83 Pluvialis dominica
Red-kneed Dotterel 83 Erythrogonys cinctus
Mongolian Plover 84 Charadrius mongolus
Large Sand Plover 84 Charadrius leschenaultii

CURLEWS, SANDPIPERS, SNIPES & ALLIES-Scolopacidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Ruddy Turnstone 85 Arenaria interpres
Little Curlew 86 Numenius minutus
Wood Sandpiper 86 Tringa glareola
Grey-tailed Tattler 86 Tringa brevipes
Common Sandpiper 87 Tringa hypoleucos
Common Greenshank 87 Tringa nebularia
Marsh Sandpiper 87 Tringa stagnatilis
Swinhoe's Snipe 89 Gallinago megala
Black-tailed Dodwit 89 Limosa limosa
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 91 Calidris acuminata
Red-necked Stint 91 Calidris ruficollis
Long-toed Stint 92 Calidris subminuta
Curlew Sandpiper 92 Calidris ferruginea

GULLS & TERNS - Laridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Whiskered Tern 96 Chlidonias hybridus
White-winged Black Tern 96 Chlidonias leucopterus
Gull-billed Tern 96 Gelochelidon nilotica
Little Tern 98 Sterna albifrons

PIGEONS & DOVES-Columbidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Brown Cuckoo-Dove 101 Macropygia amboinensis
Black-Billed Cuckoo-Dove 101 Macropygia nigrirostris
Great Cuckoo-Dove 102 Reinwardtoena reinwardtii
Emerald Cuckoo-dove 102 Chalcophaps indica
Stephan's Ground-Dove 102 Chalocophaps stephani
Peaceful Dove 102 Geopelia striata
Bar-shouldered Dove 103 Geopelia humeralis
Orange-fronted Fruit-Dove 106 Ptilinopus aurantiifrons
Orange-bellied Fruit-Dove 108 Ptilinopus iozonus
Pied Imperial Pigeon or
Black-Shoulderes Fruit Imperial Pigeon
110 Ducula bicolor
Pinon Imperial Pigeon 110 Ducula pinon
Collared Imperial Pigeon 110 Ducula muellerii

PARROTS, LORIKEETS & COCKATOOS -Psittacidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Greater Streaked Lory 112 Chalcopsitta scintillata
Rainbow Lorikeet 113 Trichoglossus heamatodus
Red-flanked Lorikeet 115 Charmosyna placentis
Palm Cockatoo 117 Probosciger aterrimus
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo 117 Cacatua galerita
Little Corella 117 Cacatua pastinator
Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot 118 Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii
Edwards' Fig-Parrot 119 Psittaculirostris edwardsii
Red-cheeked Parrot 121 Geoffroyus geoffroyi
Eclectus Parrot 121 Eclectus roratus
Red-winged Parrot 122 Aprosmictus erythropterus
Papuan Hanging Parrot 123 Loriculus aurantiifrons

CUCKOOS, KOELS and COUCALS-Cuculidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Oriental Cuckoo 123 Cuculus saturatus
Brush Cuckoo 124 Cacomantis variolosus
Chestnut-brested Cuckoo 124 Cacomantis castaneiventris
Horsefield's Bronze-Cuckoo 125 Chrysococcyx basalis
Malay Bronze-Cuckoo 126 Chrysococcyx minutillus
Common Koel 127 Eudynamys scolopacea
Great Black Coucal 128 Centropus menbeki
Lesser Black Coucal 129 Centropus bernsteini
Pheasant Coucal 129 Centropus phasianinus

BARN OWLES-Tytonidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Masked Owl

130

Tyto novaehollandiae

TYPICAL OWLES-Strigidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Barking Owl

131

Ninox connivens
Southern Boobook 124 Ninox novaeseelandiae

FROGMOUTHS-Podargidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Marbled Frogmouth 133 Podargus ocellatus
Papuan Frogmouth 133 Podargus papuensis

OWLET-NIGHTJARS-Aegothelidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Barred Owlet-Nightjar

134

Aegotheles bennettii

NIGHTJARS-Caprimulgidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
White-throated Nightjar 135 Eurostopodus mystacalis
Papuan Nightjar 135 Eurostopodus papuensis
Large-tailed Nightjar 136 Caprimulgusmacrurus

TREE-SWIFTS-Hemiprocndae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Moustached tree-swift

136

Hemiprocne mystacea

SWIFTS & SWIFTLETS-Apodidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Papuan Spine-tailed Swift

138

Mearnsia novaeguinae
Fork-tailed Swift 138 Apus pacificus

KINGFISHERS & KOOKABURRAS-Alcedinidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Little Paradise-Kingfisher 139 Tanysiptera hydrocharis
Rufous-belled Kookaburra 141 Dacelo Gaudichaud
Spangled Kookaburra 141 Dacelo tyro
Blue-winged Kookaburra 141 Dacelo leachii
Forest Kingfisher 142 Halcyon macleayii
Sacred Kingfisher 142 Halcyon sancta
Yellow-billed Kingfisher 142 Halcyon torotoro
Dwarf Kingfisher 143 Ceyx lepidus
Little Kingfisher 143 Alcedo pusilla
Azure Kingfisher 143 Alcedo asurea

BEE-EATERS-Meropidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Blue-tailed Bee-eater 144 Merops philippinus
Rainbow Bee Eater 144 Merops ornatus

ROLLERS-Coraciidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Dollarbird

145

Eurystomus orientalis

PITTAS-Pittidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Noisy Pitta

146

Pitta versicolor

LARKS-Alaudidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Singing Bushlark

146

Mirafra javanica

SWALLOWS & MARTINS-Hirundinidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Pacific Swallow 147 Hirundo tahitica
Tree Martin 148 Hirundo nigricans

WAGTAILS & PIPITS-Motacillidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Yellow Wagtail

148

Motacilla flava

CUCKOO-SHRIKES & TRILLERS-Campephagidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
White-Bellied Cuckoo-shrike 150 Coricina papuensis
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike 150 Coricina novaehollandiae
Cicadabird 151 Coricina tenuirostris
Varied Triller 152 Lalage leucomela
White-winged Triller 152 Lalage sueurii

LOGRUNNERS AND ALLIES-Orthonychidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Painted Quail-thrush 155 Cinclosoma ajax

FALSE BABBLERS-Pomatostomatidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Grey-crowned Babbler

158

Pomatostomus temporalis

OLD WORLD WARBLERS-Sylviidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Clamorous Reed-Warbler 158 Acrocephalus stentoreus
Tawny Grassbird 159 Megalurus timoriensis
Fly River Grassbird 159 Megalurus albolimbatus
Golden-headed Cisticola

159

Cisticola exilis
Zitting Cisticola

160

Cisticola juncidis

FAIRY-WRENS-Maluridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
White-shouldered Fairy-Wren

161

Malurus alboscapulatus

AUSTRALIAN-WARBLERS-Acanthizidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Beccari's Scrub-Wren

163

Sericornis beccarii
Yellow-bellied Gerygone

165

Gerygone chrysogaster
Greeb-backed Gerygone

165

Gerygone chloronotus
Fairy Gerygone

166

Gerygone palpebrosa
Large-billed Gerygone

166

Gerygone magnirostris

FANTAILS-Rhipiduridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Rufus Fantail 168 Phipidura rufifrons
Rufus-backed Fantail 168 Rhipidura rufidora
Mangrove Fantail 169 Rhipidura phasiana
Willie Wagtail 170 Rhipidura leucophrys

MONARCHS-Myiagridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Black-faced Monarch 171 Monarcha melanopsis
Spectacled Monarch 172 Monarcha trivirgatus
Frilled Monarch 173 Arses telescophthalmus
Shining Flycather 174 Myiagra alecto
Restless Flycatcher 175 Myiagra inequieta
Yellow-brested Boatbill 175 Machaerirhynchus flaviventer

AUSTRALIAN ROBINS (FLYCATCHERS)-Eopsaltriidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher

176

Microeca flavovigaster
Yellow-legged Flycatcher 176 Microeca griseoceps

WHISTLERS, PITOHUIS, &ALLIES-Pachycephalidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
little Shrike-Thrush 185 Colluricincla megarhyncha
Grey Shrike-Thrush 186 Colliricincla harmonica
White-bellied Pitohui 187 Pitohui incertus

FLOWERPECKERS & BERRYPECKERS-Dicaeidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Papuan Flowerpecker

191

Dicaeum pectorale

SUNBIRDS-Nectariniidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Black Sunbird 192 Nectarinia apasia
Yellow-bellied Sunbird 192 Nectarinia Jugularis

WHITE-EYES-Zosteropidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Black-fronted White-eye

193

Zosterops atrifrons
New Guinea White-eye

194

Zosterops novaeguineae

HONEYEATERS, MELIPHAGA & FRIARBIRDS-Meliphagidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Tawny Straightbill 195 Timeliopsis griseigula
Long-billed Honeyeater 195 Melilestes megarhynchus
Yellow-bellied Longbill 195 Toxorhamphus vovaeguineae
Pygmy Honeyeater 196 Oedistoma pygmaeum
Green-backed Honeyeater 196 Glycichaera fallax
Brown Honeyeater 196 Lichmera indistincta
Dusky Myzomela 197 Myzomela obscura,
Red-headed Myzomela 198 Myzomela erythrocephala
Puff-Backed Meliphaga 201 Meliphaga aruensis
Mimic Meliphaga 201 Meliphaga analoga
Graceful Meliphaga 201 Meliphaga gracilis
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater 202 Lichenostomus flavescens
Spotted Honeyeater 203 Xanthotis polygramma
Tawny-breasted Honeyeater 203 Xanthotis flaviventer
White-throated Honeyeater 203 Melithreptis albogularis
Blue-faced Honeyeater 203 Entomyzon cyanotis
Plain Honeyeater 203 Pycnopygius ixoides
Streak-Headed Honeyeater 204 Pycnphygius stictocephalus
Meyer's Friarbird 204 Philemon meyeri
Little Friarbird 204 Philemon citreogularis
Helmeted Friarbird 205 Philemon buceroides
Noisy Friarbird 205 Philemon corniculatus
Brown-backed Honeyeater 209 Ramsayornis modestus
Rufus-banded Honeyeater 209 Conopophila albogularis

MANNIKINS, PARROT-FINCHES & ALLIES-Estrildidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
White-spotted Mannikin 210 Lonchura leucosticta
Grey-crowned Mannikin 211 Lonchura nevermanni
Black Mannikin 211 Lonchura stygia
Crimson Finch

212

Neochmea phaeton

ORIOLES-Oriolidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Brown Oriole 214 Oriolus szalayi
Yellow Oriole 215 Oriolus flavocinctus

DRONGOS-Dicruridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Spangled Drongo

216

Dicrurus hottentottus

MAGPIE-LARKS-Grallinidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Magpie-lark

216

Grallina cyanoleuca

WOOD-SWALLOWS-Artamidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
White-brerasted Wood-Swallow

217

Artamus leucorhynchus

BUTCHERBIRDS, PELLTOPS & ALLIES-Cracticidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Black-backed Butcherbird 218 Cracticus mentalis
Australian Magpie 218 Gymnorhina tibicens

BOWERBIRDS-Ptilonorhynchidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
White-eared Catbird

220

Ailuroedus buccoides
Spotted Catbird

220

Ailuroedus melanotis
Fawn-brested Bowerbird

222

Chlamydera cerviniventris

MANUCODES-Manucodia

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Gloss-mantled Manucode

224

Manucodia atra

CROWS-Covidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Torresian Crow

234

Corvus orru

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