Species List

Western Grey Kangaroo tracks at dam's edge.

Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus) tracks at dam’s edge (9/12/12).

Below are the species of plants and animals that we have identified feeding, nesting or just passing through the property thus far. This list will continue to be updated as we identify more, and used to track changes in biodiversity as we revegetate and establish different land-uses.

Mammals
European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
European Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Fallow Deer (Dama dama) (observed tracks and shed antlers only)
Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus)

A Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis) guards a freshly killed quail (27/1/13).

A Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis) guards a freshly killed quail (27/1/13).

Elegant parrots rest on a fence (9/10/14).

Elegant parrots (Neophema elegans) rest on a fence (9/10/14).

Birds
Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)
Australiasian Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae)
Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)
Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca)
Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta dubata)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)
Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris)
Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes)
Elegant Parrot (Neophema elegans)
Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
Grey Teal (Anas gracilis)
Hardhead (Aythya australis)
Hoary-headed Grebe (Poliocephalus poliocephalus)
Little Raven (Corvus mellori)
Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)
Painted Button-quail (Turnix varia)
Rock Dove (Columba livia)
Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
Small Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)
Southern Boobook (Ninox novaeseellandiae)
Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis)
Stubble Quail (Coturnix pectoralis)
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)
Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)
White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhyncus funereus)

shingleback

A shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa) basks on the edge of a gully (24/12/13).

Reptiles
Blue-tongued Lizard (Tiliqua scincoides)
Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa ssp. asper)

Amphibians
Common Froglet (Crinia signifera)

A damselfly warms in the morning sun by the dam (27/1/13).

A damselfly warms in the morning sun (27/1/13).

Invertebrates
Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi)
Bardi Grub (Rain Moth) (Trictena atripalpis)
Common Brown Butterfly (Heteronympha merope)
Wanderer (Monarch) Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
See A Year in Bugs for more spottings.

A young European Hare (Lepus europeaus) crouches in its 'form' in the creek bed, before leaping up and running like hell.

A young European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) crouches in the creek bed, before leaping up and running like hell (20/12/12).

Indicates non-indigenous species.

Useful resources
Fleurieu Birds
A photographic bird list, compiled by local photographer Peter Gower

Frog Atlas
A comprehensive list of frog species for South Australia, complete with photographs and sounds compiled by Zoo SA

Frogs of Australia – Fleurieu Peninsula
Photographs, sounds and biological information for frogs found on the Fleurieu Peninsula

NRM Education Identification Charts
Printable identification charts for the biodiversity of the Adelaide Plains and Hills and the Fleurieu Peninsula.

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