Emus at Wartook Gardens

Birds at Wartook Gardens

The Grampians National Park is rich in birdlife, with over 200 species being recorded.

As a result of the diversity of flora, the 2 hectares (5 acres) of Wartook Gardens is an abundant food source for birds, and 120 species have been recorded. The honey eaters, parrots and lorikeets are the most colorful birds, but the pardalotes, blue wrens and scrub wrens are delightful.

We have also over the years planted approximately 6 hectares (15 acres) along the boundary fences, 0.8 hectares (2 acres) out behind the house and a further 1.2 hectares (3 acres) along the intermittent creek that runs through the property. These areas have provided a wonderful food source and haven for bird life.

Kookaburras

Red Necked Avocet
Rainbow Bee-Eater
Australasian Bittern
Common Blackbird
Southern Boobook
Brolga
Brush Bronzewing
Common Bronzewing
Budgerigar
Grey Butcherbird
White-fronted Chat
White-winged Chough
Cockatiel
Gang Gang Cockatoo
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Eurasian Coot
Little Corella
Long-billed Corella
Great Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Little Pied Cormorant
Pied Cormorant
Black-Eared Cuckoo
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Pallid Cuckoo
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo
Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike
Grey Currawong
Pied Currawong
Darter
Black-fronted Dotterel
Peaceful Dove
Musk Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Australian Wood Duck
Little Eagle
Wedge-tailed Eagle
White-bellied Sea Eagle
Cattle Egret
Great Egret
Little Egret
Emu
Southern Emu Wren
Superb Fairy Wren
Black Falcon
Brown Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Grey Fantail
Rufous Fantail
Red-browed Finch
Diamond Firetail
Restless Flycatcher
Satin Flycatcher
Tawny Frogmouth
Galah
European Goldfinch
Brown Goshawk
Australasian Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Hoary Headed Grebe
White-throated Greygone
Silver Gull
Hardhead
Spotted Harrier
Swamp Harrier
Purple Swamp Hen
Nankeen Night Heron
White-faced Heron
White-necked Heron
Australian Hobby
Black-chinned Honeyeater
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Brown-headed Honeyeater
Crescent Honeyeater
Fuscous Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
Painted Honeyeater
Singing Honeyeater
Spiny Cheeked Honeyeater
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
White-eared Honeyeater
White-fronted Honeyeater
White-naped Honeyeater
White-plumed Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
Straw-necked Ibis
Australian White Ibis
Nankeen Kestrel
Azure Kingfisher
Red-backed Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher
Black Kite
Black Shouldered Kite
Square-Tailed Kite
Whistling Kite
Laughing Kookaburra
Banded Lapwing
Masked Lapwing
Lorikeet
Little Lorikeet
Musk Lorikeet
Purple Crowned Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet
Australian Magpie
Magpie-lark
Mallard
Fairy Martin
Tree Martin
Noisy Miner
Misletoebird
Dusky Moor-Hen
Black Tailed Native-Hen
White-throated Needletail
Spotted Nightjar
Barking Owl
Barn Owl
Powerful Owl
Australian Owlet-nightjar
Spotted Pardalote
Striated Pardalote

White Browed Scrub Wren
Blue-winged Parrot
Elegant Parrot
Red-rumped Parrot
Australian Pelican
Crested Pigeon
Feral Pigeon
Brown Quail
King Quail
Stubble Quail
Little Button-Quail
Painted Button-Quail
Lewin's Rail
Australian Raven
Forest Raven
Little Raven
Eastern Yellow Robin
Flame Robin
Hooded Robin
Pink Robin
Red-capped Robin
Rose Robin
Scarlet Robin
Crimson Rosella
Crimson Rosella
Eastern Rosella
Australian Shelduck
Crested Shriketit
Grey Shrike-Thrush
Silvereye
Varied Sitella
Latham's Snipe
Brown Songlark
Rufous Songlark
House Sparrow
Collared Sparrowhawk
Eastern Spinebill
Royal Spoonbill
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Common Starling
Banded Stilt
Welcome Swallow
Black Swan
Fork-tailed Swift
Chestnut Teal
Grey Teal
Caspian Tern
Brown Thornbill
Buff-rumped Thornbill
Striated Thornbill
Yellow Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Brown Treecreeper
White-throated Treecreeper
Willie Wagtail
Clamorous Reed Warbler
Little Wattlebird
Red Wattlebird
Weebill
Golden Whistler
Rufous Whistler
Southern Whiteface
Jacky Winter
Dusky Woodswallow
Masked Woodswallow
White-browed Woodswallow
Chestnut-rumped Heath Wren
White-browed Scrub Wren

NOTE: Birds listed in BOLD have been recorded in Wartook Gardens.

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