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Species List

A list of all the bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian species we have seen so far in the wild...click links for the ones we managed to get a picture of.



Birds

Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae
Orange-Footed Scrubfowl Megapodius reinwardt
Australian Brush-Turkey Alectura lathami
Quail (uncertain species)
Plumed Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna eytoni
Australian Wood Duck (male) (female) Chenonetta jubata
Black Swan Cygnus atratus
Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa
Chestnut Teal (male) (female) Anas castanea
Australasian Grebe Tachybaptus novaehollandiae
Southern Giant-Petrel (Immature) Macronectes giganteus
Australasian Gannet (Adult and immature) Morus serrator
Darter (male) (female) Anhinga melanogaster
Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris (Unconfirmed sighting)
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius
Little Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
Black-Necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus
White-Necked Heron Ardea pacifica
White-Faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae
Eastern Reef Egret (dark morph) Egretta sacra
Cattle Egret Ardea ibis
Little Egret Egretta garzetta (Unconfirmed sighting)
Great Egret Ardea alba
Straw-Necked Ibis Threskiornis spinicollis
Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae (Unconfirmed sighting)
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
White-Bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
Wedge-Tailed Eagle Aquila audax
Nankeen Kestrel Falco cenchroides
Buff-Banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis
Dusky Moorhen Gallinula tenebrosa
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
Australian Bustard Ardeotis australis
Bush Stone-Curlew Burhinus grallarius
Beach Stone-Curlew Esacus neglectus
Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis
Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris
Sooty Oystercatcher Haematopus fuliginosus
Black-Winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Red-Capped Plover (Male) Charadrius ruficapillus
Black-Fronted Dotterel Elseyornis melanops
Masked Lapwing (nominate race) (race novaehollandiae) Vanellus miles
Banded Lapwing Vanellus tricolor
Pacific Gull Larus pacificus
Black-Tailed Gull (immature) Larus crassirostris
Silver Gull Larus novaehollandiae
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
Crested Tern Sterna bergii
Spotted Turtle-Dove Streptopelia chinensis
Laughing Turtle-Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Feral Pigeon Columba livia
Peaceful Dove Geopelia striata
Brown Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia amboinensis
Common Bronzewing Phaps chalcoptera (Unconfirmed sighting)
Wonga Pigeon Leucosarcia melanoleuca
Crested Pigeon Ocyphaps lophotes
Squatter Pigeon Geophaps scripta
Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus funereus
Galah Cacatua roseicapilla
Little Corella Cacatua sanguinea
Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita
Rainbow Lorikeet (male and female) Trichoglossus haematodus
Australian King-Parrot (female) Alisterus scapularis
Superb Parrot (Female) Polytelis swainsonii
Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans
Pale-Headed Rosella Platycercus adscitus
Western Ringneck (Race: semitorquatus) Barnardius zonarius
Pheasant Coucal (non-breeding) Centropus phasianinus
Azure Kingfisher Alcedo azurea
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae
Forest Kingfisher Todiramphus macleayii
Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus
Rainbow Bee-Eater Merops ornatus
Noisy Pitta Pitta versicolor
Superb Lyrebird (female) Menura novaehollandiae
Superb Fairy-Wren (male) (female) (male eclipse) Malarus cyaneus
White-Browed Scrubwren Sericornis frontalis (Unconfirmed sighting)
White-Throated Gerygone Gerygone olivacea (Unconfirmed sighting)
Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla (Unconfirmed sighting)
Little Wattlebird Anthochaera chrysoptera
Red Wattlebird Anthochaera carunculata
Helmeted Friarbird Philemon buceroides (Unconfirmed sighting)
Blue-Faced Honeyeater (adult) (immature) Entomyzon cyanotis
Bell Miner Manorina melanophrys (Unconfirmed sighting)
Yellow-Throated Miner Manorina flavigula
Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala
Lewin's Honeyeater Meliphaga lewinii
Bridled Honeyeater Lichenostomus frenatus (Unconfirmed sighting)
Singing Honeyeater Lichenostomus virescens
White-Plumed Honeyeater Lichenostomus penicillatus (Unconfirmed sighting)
New Holland Honeyeater Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
White-Cheeked Honeyeater Phylidonyris nigra
Eastern Spinebill Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Macleay's Honeyeater Xanthotis macleayana
Red-Capped Robin Petroica goodenovii
Eastern Yellow Robin Eopsaltria australis
Logrunner (male) Orthonyx temminckii
Chiming Wedgebill Psophodes occidentalis
Grey Shrike-Thrush Colluricincla harmonica
Willie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys
Grey Fantail (Race: albicauda) Rhipidura phasiana
Black-Faced Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina novaehollandiae
White-Bellied Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina papuensis
White-Breasted Woodswallow Artamus leucorynchus
Grey Butcherbird Cracticus torquatus
Pied Butcherbird (immature) (adult) Cracticus nigrogularis
Magpie Lark Grallina cyanoleuca
Australian Magpie (nominate race) (race hypoleuca) Gymnorhina tibicen
Pied Currawong Strepera graculina
Victoria's Riflebird (male) (female) Ptilotis victoriae
Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus
Australian Raven Corvus coronoides
Apostlebird Struthidea cinerea
White-Winged Chough Corcorax melanorhamphos
Spotted Catbird Ailuroedus melanotis
Great Bowerbird (female or immature) Chlamydera nuchalis (Unconfirmed sighting)
Red-Browed Finch (immature) (adult) Neochmia temporalis
House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Yellow-Bellied Sunbird Nectarinia jugularis
Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena
Silvereye Zosterops lateralis
Common Blackbird Turdus merula
Bassian Thrush Zoothera lunulata
Metallic Starling Aplonis metallica
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis


Mammals

Eastern Grey Kangeroo Macropus giganteus
Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor
Red-Necked Pademelon Thylogale thetis
Grey-Headed Flying-Fox Pteropus poliocephalus
Koala Phascolarctos cinereus
Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula
Allied Rock Wallaby (female and joey) Petrogale assimilis
Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus


Reptiles

Common Garden Sunskink Lampropholis guichenoti
House Gecko Gehyra dubia
Gould's Goanna Varanus gouldii


Amphibians

Green Tree Frog Litoria caerulea
Marbled Grass Frog Limnodynastes convexiusculus



References

Cronin, Leonard, 2000; Key Guide to Australian Mammals; Envirobook
Cronin, Leonard, 2001; Key Guide to Australian Reptiles and Amphibians; Envirobook
Pizzey, Graham, 2003; The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia; HarperCollins
Australian National Parks Information