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
Musk Duck (Biziura lobata)

Musk Duck

Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)

Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Macleay's Honeyeater (Xanthotis macleayanus)

Macleay's Honeyeater

Australian Logrunner (Orthonyx temminckii)

Australian Logrunner

Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectarinia jugularis)

Olive-backed Sunbird

Nikki Dunis

Nikki currently has 472 photos of 259 Australian bird species on Bushpea.

Nikki was born in Brisbane, Queensland in 1980. She is Larry's eldest daughter and has three young children of her own.

In July 2009 Nikki made a big mistake and her life has changed irrevocably because of it - she went on a bird photography trip with her father, her uncle Vik and fellow Bushpea photographer Geoff to Bowra Station (near Cunnamulla)

Nikki at the time only had a superficial interest in birds and Larry warned her that she might be bored while the others were busy searching out willing feathered subjects. Nikki's reply was that only 'boring people' get bored and that she would be able to entertain herself adequately.

To assist with this Vik lent her a spare camera of the point and shoot variety which got her taking a few happy snaps and then Geoff lent her his old Canon 400D with a decent zoom lens on it.

The next few days were happily spent with all four persons, cameras in hand, piling out of their vehicles at various points around Bowra and each disappearing in a different direction in pursuit of photogenic birds.

Nikki did surprisingly well at seeking out birds and sneaking around the bush (she was so sneaky she even surprised a fox at close quarters) and she took many good photos.

Nikki is now well and truly addicted to bird photography and owns her own Canon 50D camera. She now haunts various birding spots around Brisbane and family car trips with her long-suffering partner Dave and the children are often punctuated by a yell of ""Dave, quick stop!"" followed by Nikki diving out with her camera and disappearing into roadside bushes.

To contact Nikki, email nikki @ bushpea.com.