An explanation of the counting process from electoral commissioner Nick Evershed:
The final vote count at the close of the poll was very close for the willie wagtail (1710), wedge-tailed eagle (1708) and galah (1705).
These totals vary slightly from the final ones published on the site due to delays in publishing the vote totals from the database, and our process for ensuring votes are valid based on the timestamps of the votes received
For the final count we exclude votes before and after the poll opens and closes, which alters the totals slightly.
Willie wagtail received 15 write-ins, the eagle seven, and the galah six, putting the final vote count as 1725, 1715 and 1711 respectively. This means the galah is knocked out of the final top 10 runoff vote.