Kawawari Bird List

Bird List of Kawawari Lodge & Sepik River

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Listed below in systematic order are the common and scientific names used in the Birds of New Guinea by B. M. Beehler, T. K. Pratt & D. A. Zimmerman. Those birds with an asterisk beside the common name have been sighted in the area and those without are species that should certainly be in the area as indicated by the ornithological literature. Other birds, as indicated by +, are possibly in the area but their presence requires confirmation. This gives a total of 229 species.

CASSOWARIES - Cassuariidae
Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Dwarf Cassowary 45 Casuarius bennetti
Northern Cassowary* 46 Casuarius unappendiculatus

GREBES or DABCHICKS - Podicipedidiae

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

CORMORANTS - Phalacrocoracidae

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

DARTERS - Anhingidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Darter* 54 Anhinga melanogaster

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 Egretta picata
Intermediate Egret* 57 Egretta intermedia
Little Egret* 57 Egretta garzetta
Rufous Night-heron* 58 Nycticorax caledonicus
Forest Bittern 58 Zonerodius heliosylus
Yellow Bittern* 59 Ixobrychus sinensis
Black Bittern* 59 Ixobrychus flavicollis

HAWKES, KITES, & EAGLES-Accipitridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Crested Hawk* 61 Aviceda subcristata
Long-tailed Buzzard 61 Henicopernis longicauda
Black Kite 62 Milvus migrans
Whistling Kite* 62 Haliastur sphenurus
Brahminy Kite* 63 Haliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-eagle* 63 Haleetus leucogaster
Swamp Harrier* 63 Circus appoximans
Brown Goshawk 64 Accipiter fasciatus
Grey Goshawk 65 Accipiter novaehollandiae
Grey-headed Goshawk* 65 Accipiter poliocephalus
Collared Sparrowhawk 65 Accipiter cirrhocephalus
Doria's Hawk 66 Megatriorchis doriae
New Guinea Harpy-eagle* 66 Harpyopsis novaeguineae
Gurney's Eagle 67 Aquila gurneyi

FALCONS-Falconidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Brown falcon 67 Falco berigora
Oriental Hobby 68 Falco severus
Perigine Falcon 68 Falco peregrinus

DUCKS & GEESE - Anatidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Spotted Whistling Duck* 69 Dendrocygna guttata
Wandering Whistling Duck* 69 Dendrocygna arcuata
White-headed Shelduck 70 Tadorna radjah
White Pygmy-goose* 70 Nettapus coromandelianus
Pacific Black Duck* 71 Anas superciliosa
Australian White-eyed Duck 72 Aythya australis

MEGAPODES or MOUND-BUILDERS-Megapodiidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Common Scrubfowl* 72 Megapodius freycinet
Brown-collared Brush-Turkey* 73 Talegalla jobiensis

QUAILS-Phasianidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Brown Quail 74 Coturnix australis
King Quail 75 Coturnix chinensis

RAILS, MOORHENS & COOTS - Rallidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Buff-banded Rail 76 Ralluis philippensis
Lewin's Rail 77 Rallus pectoralis
Red-necked Rail 77 Rallina tricolor
White-browed Crake 78 Porzana cinerea
Bush Hen 78 Amaurornis olivaceus
New Guinea Flightless Rail 78 Megacrax inepta
Dusky Moorhen 79 Gallinula tenebrosa
Purple Swamphen* 79 Porphyrio porphyrio

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

PLOVERS - Charadriidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Masked Lapwing* 83 Vanellus miles
Lesser Golden Plover 83 Pluvialis dominica
Little Ringed Plover* 84 Charadrius dubius

CURLEWS, SANDPIPERS, SNIPES & ALLIES-Scolopacidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Common Sandpiper* 87 Tringa hypoleucos
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 91 Calidris acuminata

GULLS & TERNS - Laridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Whiskered tern 96 Chelidonias hybridus
Gull-billed Tern 96 Gelochelidon nilotica

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 Ground-Dove 102 Chalcophaps indica
Stephan's Ground-Dove 102 Chalcophaps stephani
New Guinea Bronzewing* 102 Henicophaps albifrons
Cinnamon Ground-Dove 103 Gallicolumba rufigula
White-bibbed Ground-Dove 103 Gallicolumba jobiensis
Thick-billed Ground-Dove 104 Trugon terrestris
Victoria Crowned Pigeon* 104 Goura victoria
Wompoo Fruit-Dove* 105 Ptilonopus magnificus
Pink-spotted Fruit-Dove 105 Ptilonopus perlatus
Orange-fronted Fruit-Dove* 108 Ptilonopus aurantiifrons
Superb Fruit-Dove 106 Ptilonopus superbus
Coroneted Fruit-Dove* 107 Ptilonopus coronulatus
Orange-bellied Fruit-Dove* 108 Ptilonopus iozonus
Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon 109 Ducula rufigaster
Pinon Imperial Pigeon* 110 Ducula pinon
Collared Imperial Pigeon* 110 Ducula muellerii
Zoe Imperial Pigeon* 110 Ducula zoeae
Pied Imperial Pigeon* 110 Ducula (spilorrhoa) bicolor
Papuan Mountain Pigeon* 111 Gymnophaps albertisii

PARROTS, LORIES & COCKATOOS-Psittacidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Dusky Lory* 113 Pseudeos fuscata
Rainbow Lorikeet* 113 Trichoglossus haematodus
Western Black-capped Lory* 114 Lorius lory
Red-flanked Lorikeet* 115 Charmosyna placentis
Palm Cockatoo* 117 Probosciger aterrimus
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo* 117 Cacatua galerita
Buff-faced Pigmy-Parrot 118 Micropsitta pusio
Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot 118 Cyclopsitta gulielmiterti
Double-eyed Fig-Parrot 119 Cyclopsitta diophthalma
Edwards' Fig-Parrot* 119 Psittaculirostris adwardsii
Red-cheeked Parrot* 121 Geoffroyus geoffroyi
Eclectus Parrot* 121 Eclectus roratus
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
Long-billed Cuckoo 125 Rhamphomantis megarhynchus
Shining Bronze-cuckoo 126 Chrysococcyx lucidus
Malay Bronze-cuckoo 126 Chrysococcyx minutillus
Dwarf Koel 127 Microdynamis parva
Common Koel* 127 Eudynamys scolopacea
Channel-billed Cuckoo* 128 Scythrops novaehollandiae
Greater Black Coucal* 128 Centropus menbeki
Pheasant Coucal* 129 Centropus phasianinus
Lesser Black Coucal* 129 Centropus bernsteini

BARN OWLS-Tyonidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Barn Owl 130 Tyto alba
Sooty Owl* 130 Tyto tenebricosa

TYPICAL OWLS-Strigidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Rufous Owl 131 Ninox rufa
Barking Owl 131 Ninox connivens
Papuan Boobook 132 Ninox theomacha

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
Papuan Nightjar 135 Eurostopodus papuensis
Large-tailed Nightjar 136 Caprimulgus macrurus

TREE-SWIFTS-Hemiprocnidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Moustached Tree-swift 136 Hemiprocne mystacea

SWIFTS & SWIFTLETS-Apodidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Uniform Swiftlet 137 Collocalia vanikorensis
Glossy Swiftlet* 138 Collocalia esculenta
Papuan Spine-tailed Swift 138 Mearnsia novaeguineae
White-throated Needletail 138 Hirundapus caudacutu

KINGFISHERS & KOOKABURRAS-Alcedinidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Common Paradise-Kingfisher 139 Tanysiptera galatea
Hook-billed Kingfisher* 140 Melidora macrorrhina
Shoveled-billed Kingfisher 140 Clytoceyx rex
Rufous-bellied Kookaburra* 141 Dacelo gaudichaud
Blue-black Kingfisher+ 141 Halcyon nigrocyanea
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 azurea

BEE-EATERS-Meropidae

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

ROLLERS/DOLLARBIRD-Coraciidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Dollarbird 145 Eurystomus orientalis

HORNBILLS-Bucerotidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Blyth's Hornbil 145 Rhyticeros plicatus

PITTAS-Pittidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Blue-brested Pitta 146 Pitta erythrogaster
Hooded Pitta 146 Pitta sordida

SWALLOWS & MARTINS-Hirundinidae

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

CUCKOO-SHRIKES & TRILLERS-Campephagidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike* 150 Coracina papuensis
Boyer's Cuckoo-shrike 151 Coracina boyeri
Cicadabird 151 Coracina tenuirostris
Black Cuckoo-shrike 152 Coracina melaena
Golden Cuckoo-shrike 152 Campochaera sloetii
White-winged Triller* 152 Lalage sueurii
Black-browed Triller* 153 Lalage atrovirens

THRUSHES/CHATS-Turdidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Pied Chat+ 154 Saxicola caprata

LOGRUNNERS/BABBLERS-Orthonychidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Blue Jewel-Babbler 156 Ptilorrhoa caerulescens

FALSE BABBLERS-Pomatostomatidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Rufous Babbler* 158 Pomatostomus isidorei

OLD WORLD WARBLERS-Sylviidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Clamorous Reed-warbler* 158 Acrocephalus stentoreus
Tawny Grassbird* 159 Megalurus timoriensis
Golden-headed Cisticola* 159 Cisticola exilis

FAIRY WRENS-Maluridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Wallace's Fairy Wren 160 Sipodotus wallacii
Broad-billed Fairy-wren 161 Malurus grayi
Emperor Fairy-wren 161 Malurus cyanocephalus
White-shouldered Fairy-wren* 161 Malurus alboscapulatus

AUSTRALIAN, WARBLERS, WRENS & GERYGONES-Acanthizidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Rusty Mouse-warbler 162 Crateroscelis murina
Pale-billed Scrub-wren+ 163 Sericornis spilodera
Yellow-bellied Gerygone 165 Gerygone chrysogaster
Green-backed Gerygone+ 165 Gerygone chloronotus
Fairy Gerygone+ 166 Gerygone palpebrosa
Large-billid Gerygone* 166 Gerygone magnirostris

FANTAILS-Rhipiduridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Sooty Thicket-fantail 167 Rhipidura threnothorax
White-bellied Thicket-fantail* 168 Rhipidura leucothorax
Rufous-backed Fantail 168 Rhipidura rufidorsa
Northern Fantail 170 Rhipidura rufiventris
Willie Wagtail* 170 Rhipidura leucophrys

MONARCHS-Myiagridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Rufous Monarch 171 Monarcha rubiensis
Spot-winged Monarch 172 Monarcha guttula
Hooded Monarch+ 172 Monarcha manadensis
Golden Monarch 173 Monarcha chrysomela
Shining Flycatcher* 174 Myiagra alecto
Yellow-breasted Boatbill 175 Machaerirhynchus flaviventer

AUSTRALIAN ROBINS-Eopsaltriidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Olive Flycatcher 176 Microeca flavovirescens
Mangrove Robin+ 177 Eopsaltria pulverulenta
Black-chinned Robin 178 Poecilodryas brachyura
Black-sided Robin 178 Poecilodryas hypoleuca

WHISTLERS, SHRIKE-THRUSHES & PITOHUIS-Pachycephalidae

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Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Golden-backed Whistler 183 Pachycephala aurea
Grey Whistler 184 Pachycephala simplex
Rusty Whistler 184 Pachycephala hyperythra
Little Shrike-thrush 185 Colluricincla megarhyncha
Grey Shrike-thrush 186 Colluricincla harmonica
Variable Pitohui* 186 Pitohui kirhocephalus
Rusty Pitohui 187 Pitohui ferrugineus

FLOWERPECKERS & BERRYPECKERS-Dicaeidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Black Berrypecker 190 Melanocharis nigra
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

HONEYEATERS -Meliphagidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Long-billed Honeyeater 195 Melilestes megarhynchus
Yellow-bellied Longbill 195 Toxorhamphus novaeguineae
Pygmy Honeyeater 196 Oedistoma pygmaeum
Silver-eared Honeyeater 197 Lichmera alboauricularis
Red-throated Myzomela 197 Myzomela eques
Puff-backed Meliphaga 201 Meliphaga aruensis
Mimic Meliphaga 201 Meliphaga analoga
Yellow-gaped Honeyeater 201 Meliphaga flavirictus
Spotted Honeyeater 203 Xanthotis polygramma
Tawny-breasted Honeyeater 203 Xanthotis flaviventer
Plain Honeyeater 203 Pycnopygius ixoides
Streak-headed Honeyeater 204 Pycnopygius stictocephalus
Meyer's Friarbird 204 Philemon meyeri
Helmeted Friarbird 205 Philemon buceroides
Noisy Friarbird 205 Philemon corniculatus

MANNIKINS-Estrildidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Streak-headed Mannikin 210 Lonchura tristissima
Grand Mannikin* 211 Lonchura grandis
Hooded Mannikin 211 Lonchura spectabilis
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin* 211 Lonchura castaneothorax

STARLINGS & MYNAS-Sturnidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Singing Starling 213 Aplonis cantoroides
Metallic Starling* 213 Aplonis metallica
Golden Myna* 214 Mino anais
Yellow-faced Myna* 214 Mino dumontii

ORIOLES-Oriolidae

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

DRONGOS-Dicruridae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Spangled Drongo 216 Dicrurus hottentottus

WOOD-SWALLOWS-Artamidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
White-breasted Wood-swallow 217 Artamus leucorhynchus

PELTOPS & BUTCHERBIRDS-Cracticidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Hooded Butcherbird* 218 Cracticus cassicus
Black Butcherbird* 218 Cracticus quoyi
Lowland Peltops* 219 Peltops blainvillii

CATBIRDS & BOWERBIRDS-Ptilonorhynchidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
White-eared Catbird* 220 Ailuroedus buccoides
Yellow-breasted Bowerbird 222 Chlamydera lauterbachi

MANUCODES-Paradisaeidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Glossy-mantled Manucode* 224 Manucodia atra
Jobi Manucode 225 Manucodia jobiensis

RIFLEBIRDS-Paradisaeidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Magnificent Riflebird 226 Ptiloris magnificus

BIRDS OF PARADISE-Paradisaeidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise* 226 Seleucidis melanoluca
King Bird of Paradise* 231 Cicinnurus regius

CROWS-Covidae

Common Name Reference
Beehler's
Scientific Name
Grey Crow* 234 Corvus tristis
Torresian Crow 234 Corvus orru

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