While the Wet Tropics region is home to a quarter of Australia's frogs or a little over a third of the country's freshwater fish, it is home to nearly half of Australia's birds which means that the region harbours more than 370 bird species.
For those with an interest in statistics:
Endemic birds of the Wet Tropics
The upland endemic birds are:
The other four endemic birds are:
Sub-species restricted to the Wet Tropics
There are another ten birds with subspecies restricted to the Wet Tropics. They are:
You can download some very interesting details about Wet Tropics birds in our fact sheets:
Birdwatching is a very popular activity in Australia and there are some large community organisations involved in counts, education, surveys and scientific research as well as regional and local branches that organise trips. A useful website is:
You can download a list of bird species for the Wet Tropics bioregion sourced from the Queensland Government's wildnet database.
Birds Image Gallery
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