Australian Bird List

STRUTHIONIFORMES
Struthionidae
CASUARIIFORMES
Casuariidae
GALLIFORMES
Megapodiidae
Numididae
Phasianidae
Odontophoridae
ANSERIFORMES
Anseranatidae
Anatidae
PHAETHONTIFORMES
Phaethontidae
PODICIPEDIFORMES
Podicipedidae
SPHENISCIFORMES
Spheniscidae
PROCELLARIIFORMES
Procellariidae
Diomedeidae
Hydrobatidae
Oceanitidae
PHALACROCORACIFORMES
Fregatidae
Sulidae
Anhingidae
Phalacrocoracidae
CICONIIFORMES
Pelecanidae
Ardeidae
Threskiornithidae
Ciconiidae
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES
Phoenicopteridae
ACCIPITRIFORMES
Accipitridae
FALCONIFORMES
Falconidae
GRUIFORMES
Gruidae
Rallidae
Otididae
CHARADRIIFORMES
Pedionomidae
Scolopacidae
Turnicidae
Rostratulidae
Jacanidae
Chionidae
Burhinidae
Haematopodidae
Recurvirostridae
Charadriidae
Glareolidae
Stercorariidae
Laridae
COLUMBIFORMES
Columbidae
PSITTACIFORMES
Nestoridae
Cacatuidae
Psittacidae
CUCULIFORMES
Cuculidae
STRIGIFORMES
Strigidae
Tytonidae
CAPRIMULGIFORMES
Podargidae
Eurostopodidae
Caprimulgidae
CAPRIMULGIFORMES
Aegothelidae
APODIFORMES
Apodidae
CORACIIFORMES
Alcedinidae
Halcyonidae
Meropidae
Coraciidae
PASSERIFORMES
Pittidae
Menuridae
Atrichornithidae
Climacteridae
Maluridae
Pardalotidae
Dasyornithidae
Acanthizidae
Meliphagidae
Petroicidae
Orthonychidae
Pomatostomidae
Eupetidae
Neosittidae
Pachycephalidae
Monarchidae
Rhipiduridae
Dicruridae
Laniidae
Campephagidae
Oriolidae
Artamidae
Paradisaeidae
Corvidae
Corcoracidae
Ptilonorhynchidae
Alaudidae
Motacillidae
Passeridae
Estrildidae
Fringillidae
Emberizidae
Nectariniidae
Hirundinidae
Pycnonotidae
Acrocephalidae
Phylloscopidae
Megaluridae
Cisticolidae
Timaliidae
Muscicapidae
Turdidae
Sturnidae
Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora)

Brown Quail

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)

Rainbow Bee-eater

Noisy Friarbird (Philemon corniculatus)

Noisy Friarbird

Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii)

Lewin's Honeyeater

Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)

Eastern Yellow Robin

Larry Dunis

Larry currently has 1,280 photos of 454 Australian bird species on Bushpea.

Larry was born in North Hykeham, Lincolnshire, England in 1956. The son of a gasworks employee, he carried on the tradition in a more personal fashion according to his brother, Vik, who shared a bedroom and other enclosed spaces with him for many years.

In 1970, having somehow learnt of the migration plans, Larry moved with his parents and brother to Brisbane, Australia where he has lived ever since.

Over the years, whilst photographing just about anything that moved or stood still, Larry accumulated a small collection of bird photographs, and eventually a competition developed between him and Vik as to who could photograph the most birds.

The Bushpea birds web pages were born out of this competition.

Whilst the brothers started out with similar Olympus point-and-shoot cameras, Larry, influenced by friend Geoff's Canon 400D and the ease with which he seemed to be able to photograph birds, upgraded to the even flashier Canon 40D with 100-400 zoom lens.

Now he regularly badgers Vik to upgrade, to which Vik is often heard to respond affectionately to him with the words ""bugger nagging and off me stop"" but not usually in that order.

In December, 2008, Larry was diagnosed with an illness which caused him to reconsider his priorities and has since devoted as much time as he can to family and friends and to his favourite pastime of bird photography.

UPDATE: Larry passed away in September, 2010. He is dearly missed by all who knew him. Please visit the Tribute to Larry pages by clicking on the photo at left.