Bird List

Approximately 115 different species of birds have been recorded within the Black Hill and Morialta Conservation Parks. The birds listed on this page are the more common species you are likely to see during your visits to the parks.

 

pigeons and doves

crested pigeon

 

Crested Pigeon, Black Hill Conservation Park
Crested Pigeon.
26 August 2012, Black Hill Conservation Park
*spotted turtle dove
Spotted Turtle Dove
Spotted Turtle Dove.
thanks to one of our members
*rock dove or feral pigeon

 

Rock Dove
Rock Dove.
Morialta Conservation Park
26 January 2013
common bronzewing

Phaps chalcoptera


Common Bronzewing, photograph taken by one of our members Common Bronzewing.
Thanks to one of our members

Water Birds

white faced heron
White faced heron, Ardea novaehollandiae novaehollandiae, Mark Barritt
White faced heron,
Ardea novaehollandiae novaehollandiae.
Mark Barritt
Black Hill Conservation Park
pacific black duck

Anas superciliosa

Pacific Black Duck, Anas superciliosa, Mark Barritt Pacific Black Duck, Anas superciliosa.
Mark Barritt
Black Hill Conservation Park.
Australian Wood Duck, (Maned Duck)

Chenonetta jubata

Australian Wood Duck, Chenonetta jubata Australian Wood Duck, Chenonetta jubata.
Male
Thorndon Park, Paradise.
Australian Wood Duck, Chenonetta jubata Australian Wood Duck, Chenonetta jubata.
Female
Thorndon Park, Paradise.

parrots and cockatoos

galah

 

Galah, Morialta Conservation Park
Galah.
15 November 2007, Morialta Conservation Park
Sulphur-crested cockatoo

 

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Linear Park, Athelstone
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.
2 June 2006, Linear Park Athelstone
rainbow lorikeet

 

Rainbow lorikeet, Black Hill Conservation Park
Rainbow Lorikeet.
Black Hill Conservation Park 18 October 2012
musk-lorikeet

 

Musk Lorikeet
Musk Lorikeet.
Morialta Conservation Park
14 May 2008
crimson rosella

 

Adelaide Rosella
Adelaide Rosella.
Used with permission Justjjoke on FLICKR
eastern rosella

 

Eastern Rosella
Eastern Rosella
Morialta Conservation Park
15 November 2007

Perching birds

Small perching birds

 
white naped honeyeater

 

New Holland Honey-eater
White-naped Honeyeater.
Thanks to Fir0002/Flagstaffotos and Wikimedia
willie-wagtail

 

Willie Wagtail
Willie Wagtail, thanks to Duncan McAskill
and Wikimedia
used under Creative Commons license.
red browed finch

 

Red browed finch Black Hill Conservation Park
Red browed finch.
Black Hill Conservation Park 12 November 2007
Spotted Parelote

Pardalotus punctatus

Spotted Pardalote Spotted Pardalote,
Pardalotus punctatus.
Thanks to David Cook
Resized and used under creative commons license 2.0
Welcome Swallow

 

Welcome Swallow
Welcome Swallow, used with permission from
David Cook Wildlife Photographer
white-plumed-honeyeater

 

White=plumed Honey-eater
White-plumed honeyeater.
Thanks to Steve Shattuck and Wikimedia
superb fairy wren

 

Superb Fairy Wren
Superb Fairy Wren
Montacute Conservation Park.
mistletoe bird

 

Mistletoe Bird
Mistletoe bird, used with permission from
David Cook Wildlife Photographer
grey fantail

 

Grey Fantail
Grey Fantail, thanks to JJ Harrison
and Wikimedia used under
Creative Commons license.
dusky woodswallow

 

Dusky Woodswallow
Dusky Woodswallow, used with permission from
David Cook Wildlife Photographer.
*house sparrow

 

House sparrow
House sparrow,
Athelstone garden, 26 January 2013.

Perching birds

medium perching birds

 
grey shrike thrush

 

Grey Shrike Thrush
Grey Shrike-thrush, thanks to
David Cook Wildlife Photography
*common starling

 

Common Starling
Common Starling, used under Creative Commons
original by Eugene Zelenko
Red Wattlebird

 

Red Wattle Bird
Red Wattlebird
Thanks to Chezhiyan and Wikimedia.
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

 

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike,
Black Hill Conservation Park
25 January 2013.
Little Wattlebird

 
Little Wattle Bird
Little Wattlebird
Thanks to Fir0002/Flagstaffotos and Wikimedia.
New Holland Honeyeater

 

New Holland Honey-eater
New Holland Honeyeater.
Athelstone Garden, 1 September 2012
singing honeyeater

 

Singing Honey-eater
Singing Honeyeater.
Thanks to Wayne Butterworth 'Wompy'
and Wikimedia
Noisy Miner

 

Noisy Miner Noisy Miner
3 August 2014, near Wadmore Park, Athelstone

*Blackbird

 

Blackbird
Blackbird, used with permission from
David Cook Wildlife Photographer
magpie lark

Magpie Lark
Magpie Lark, thanks to Dick Daniels
and Wikipedia
used under Creative Commons license.

Perching birds

large perching birds

 
Grey Currawong

 

Grey Currawong
Grey Currawong, used with permission from
David Cook Wildlife Photographer
Australian Magpie

 

Magpie
Magpie. 14 October 2012
Black Hill Conservation Park
Little Raven

 

Little Raven
Little Raven, 2 June 2013
Black Hill Conservation Park

Other Birds

southern boobook
southern Boobook
Southern Boobook, 18 June 2014
Black Hill Conservation Park
tawny frog-mouth
Tawny Frogmouth
Tawny Frogmouth
laughing kookaburra

 

Kookaburra
Kookaburra
Morialta Conservation Park, 9 Sept 2012

* denotes non-native species

The Friends of Black Hill and Morialta Conservation Parks Inc.,
88 Addison Avenue
Athelstone SA 5076.

 

Acknowledgement.

The Friends gratefully acknowledge the work of Dr Josie Pyle, Kieren Brewer and Greg Tedden and others in compiling the lists from which this information was drawn.

This page updated 19 January 2015, Tawny Frogmouth and White faced Heron call added

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