Australian birds checklist, Christidis and Boles 2008

January 19, 2011

Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds (Christidis and Boles 2008) is the reference for Australian birds. I could not find a digital version of the species lists and so I have made my own. Here is the file for download:

CB2008.xls (Microsoft Excel 97/2000/XP, all data, updated May 2013)

I have scanned and converted to text the Main and Supplementary lists from Christidis and Boles (2008). The free Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software I used produced many errors from italic text. I have corrected most of these but there may still be a few present. I will update the list as new errors are found and corrected. Send me an email or make a comment below if you find any errors.

Refer to the book for detailed explanations of the taxonomic decisions.

Christidis, L. and Boles, W.E. (2008). ‘Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds.’ (CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood).