About the document
This list contains all extant bird species which have been recorded for Australia and its Territories, including Antarctica, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island and, Cocos and Keeling Islands, with their respective Census of Australian Vertebrate Species (CAVS) numbers (formerly RAOU numbers) and band sizes as recommended by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme. CAVS Numbers are to be used in any data submissions to the ABBBS.
The list is in four parts:
Part 1 is in taxonomic order, based on information in "Systematics and Taxonomy and Species of Australian Birds" (2008) by L. Christidis and W. E. Boles, CSIRO Publishing Collingwood; and “The Directory of Australian Birds: Passerines” (1999) by R. Schodde and I.J. Mason, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood. Additional current taxonomic information and CAVS numbers were sourced from the Australian Faunal Directory (AFD), Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS), Department of the Environment and Energy. Albatross and Giant Petrel species are based on the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP).
Part 2 is in alphabetic order of common names, sourced from Christidis and Boles (2008), Schodde and Mason (1999), ACAP and the AFD.
The lists include sub-species where these are listed in the AFD, and listed in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
Part 3 is a summary of the numbers banded with each band size in alphabetical order, where more than ten individuals have been banded with the band size listed. This is intended to guide banders in the selection of the most appropriate band size by providing data on the levels of past use of each size. Where a species is absent from this list, it has either been banded in very low numbers (< 10), or not at all.
Part 4 is a list of specifications for all bands available from the ABBBS.