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Indigenous Bird Names of the Hunter Region of New South Wales
Aboriginal name Gould's common name Common name Gould's scientific name Scientific name Gould's notes
Beleck-Beleck and Balangara Lyre-bird Superb Lyrebird Menura superba Menura novaehollandiae Aborig.
Coldong Friar bird Noisy Friarbird Tropidorhynchus corniculatus Philemon corniculatus Aborig. of NSW
Dilbong/Dilring Australian Bell-bird Bell Miner/ Bell Bird Myzantha melanophrys Manorina melanophrys Aborig. of NSW
Wy-la Funereal Cockatoo Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus funereus Calyptorhynchus funereus Aborig. of the Hunter in NSW
Betcherrygah Warbling Grass Parakeet Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus Melopsittacus undulatus Natives of the Liverpool Plains
War-in Swainson's Lorikeet Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus swainsonii Trichoglossus haematodus Aborig. of NSW
Wee-lah Wattled Talegalla Australian Brush-turkey Talegalla lathami Alectura lathami Aborig. of the Namoi
Kalloo-nagh Wattled Pewit Masked Lapwing/ Wattled Plover Lobivanellus lobatus Vanellus miles Aborig. of NSW
Wonga-wonga Wonga Wonga Wonga Pigeon Leucosarcia picata Leucosarcia melanoleuca Aborig. of NSW
Djou Coach-whip bird Eastern Whipbird Psophodes crepitans Psophodes olivaceus Aborig. of NSW
Bur-ril Rufous-fronted fantail Rufous fantail Rhipidura rufifrons Rhipidura rufifrons Aborig. of NSW
Cowry Satin Bower-bird Satin Bowerbird Ptilonorhyncus holosericeus Ptilonorhyncus violaceus Aborig. of NSW