Of the hundreds of bird species that can be seen in Tasmania, just 12 are endemic to the island. All twelve are shown below. For the sake of completeness, I've included two photos which are not my own, shared here thanks to the Creative Commons License. Many birders come down to Tasmania for a whirlwind tour and tick off all twelve endemics in a day or two. Personally, after being here for 9 years, I have only seen 11 and photographed 10. I'm yet to see the Forty-spotted pardalote which only occurs in some small areas of the south-east and I'm yet to photograph the Strong-billed honeyeater. I'm in no rush. While I enjoy seeing new birds, my main enjoyment comes from observing even the common birds.
|Tasmanian native hen Gallinula mortierii|
|Green rosella Platycercus caledonicus in the backyard|
|Dusky robin Melanodryas vittata in the backyard|
|Tasmanian thornbill Acanthiza ewingii at Narawntapu N.P|
|Scrubtit Acanthornis magnus at Fern Glade, Burnie|
|Tasmanian Scrubwren Sericornis humilus in the backyard|
|Yellow wattlebird Anthochaera paradoxa at Romaine Reserve|
|Yellow-throated honeyeater Lichenostomus flavicollis at Round Hill|
|Black-headed honeyeater Melithreptus affinus in the backyard|
|Strong-billed Honeyeater Melithreptus validirostris - Creative Commons - by J J Harrison|
|Black currawong Strepera fuliginosa at Cradle Mountain|
|Forty-spotted Pardalote - Pardalotus quadragintus - Maria Island - Creative Commons, Photo by Nomdeploom at en.wikipedia|
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