These birds have very short legs and never settle voluntarily on the ground, perching instead only on vertical surfaces. One species has been recorded in Tasmania. Accipitridae is a family of birds of prey, which includes hawks, eagles, kites, harriers and Old World vultures. One species is a vagrant to Tasmania. The pardalotes are a small family of very small, brightly coloured birds native to Australia, with short tails, strong legs and stubby blunt beaks. The cuckooshrikes are a family of predominantly drab-coloured insectivorous birds from Australia and Southeast Asia that are related to neither cuckoos nor shrikes. Three species have been recorded in Tasmania. The bill is long, thin and sharply hooked. 4. The family Corvidae includes crows, ravens, jays, choughs, magpies, treepies, nutcrackers and ground jays. Order: Charadriiformes Family: Haematopodidae. Order: Psittaciformes Family: Psittaculidae. Order: Psittaciformes Family: Cacatuidae. These are birds of tropical areas, with the greatest variety in Southeast Asia. They tend to have short, rounded wings and to be weak fliers. Different lengths of legs and bills enable multiple species to feed in the same habitat, particularly on the coast, without direct competition for food. This page was created by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (Tasmania). Honeyeaters are a diverse and widespread group of nectar and insect-eating birds found across Australia and surrounding regions. ITINERARY OUTLINE: Day 1. However, the forty-spotted pardaloteis rare and restricted, while the island's two breeding endemic species, the world's only migratory parrots, are both threatened. These are adapted for an aquatic existence, with webbed feet, bills that are flattened to a greater or lesser extent, and feathers that are excellent at shedding water due to special oils. Larks are small terrestrial birds with often extravagant songs and display flights. Order: Columbiformes Family: Columbidae. Order: Charadriiformes Family: Turnicidae. Two black-plumaged ravens are found in Tasmania. as Tasmanian Scrubwren and the stunning Pink Robin. Their feet are four-toed and webbed, a distinguishing feature among the order Pelecaniformes. One species is found in Tasmania. Frigatebirds are large seabirds usually found over tropical oceans. Recurvirostridae is a family of large wading birds that includes the avocets and stilts. Look to the River Derwent to find these water-loving loving birds. They feed on insects, generally in the canopy of eucalypts and nest in burrows. Birdwatchers, though, were disappointed the program made scant reference to the state’s birdlife. Order: Passeriformes Family: Acanthizidae. Order: Passeriformes Family: Fringillidae. This list also uses British English throughout. Both groups are medium-large coastal seabirds that plunge-dive for fish. , Order: Procellariiformes Family: Oceanitidae. The Psophodidae is a family containing whipbirds and wedgebills. Order: Passeriformes Family: Acrocephalidae. One species is a vagrant to Tasmanian waters. They have longish bills and webbed feet. Order: Anseriformes Family: Anseranatidae. The drongos are mostly black or dark grey in colour, sometimes with metallic tints. A total of 379 species of bird have been recorded living in the wild on the island of Tasmania, nearby islands and islands in Bass Strait. Order: Passeriformes Family: Climacteridae. The largest are among the largest flying birds in the world. 30/06/2014 10:45 AM, Tasmania has twelve species of bird which are found nowhere else on Earth (i.e. Nicknamed the diamond bird, this rare creature also features an olive green back and grey belly with a yellow bum and yellow cheeks. The Dromaiidae were represented in Tasmanian territory by two species, both now locally extinct. Having the largest wingspan-to-body-weight ratio of any bird, they are essentially aerial, able to stay aloft for more than a week. Al… The Old World orioles are colourful passerine birds. Tasmania has twelve species of bird which are found nowhere else on Earth (i.e. Order: Passeriformes Family: Campephagidae. The majority of these species eat small invertebrates picked out of the mud or soil. Order: Passeriformes Family: Rhipiduridae. This list may not reflect recent changes (). Monarchs generally live in the canopy or understory in forest habitats, although one species is ground-dwelling. The mercurial Tasmanian devil might have Hollywood film star status but when extolling the virtues of our wildlife it’s worth noting that along with endemic mammals we also have 12 species of bird found nowhere else on earth.