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.

European Hare (Lepus europaeus)
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 (51 species observed)
Adelaide Rosella (Platycercus elegans adelaidae)
Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)
Australasian Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae)
Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)
Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca)
Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta dubata)
Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)
Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops)
Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris)
Black-tailed Native-Hen (Gallinula ventralis)
Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)
Brown Songlark (Cincloramphus cruralis)
Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)
Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera)
Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes)
Elegant Parrot (Neophema elegans)
Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa)
Grey Teal (Anas gracilis)
Hardhead (Aythya australis)
Hoary-headed Grebe (Poliocephalus poliocephalus)
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea)
Little Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos)
Little Raven (Corvus mellori)
Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera)
Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca)
Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles)
Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)
Painted Button-quail (Turnix varia)
Rock Dove (Columba livia)
Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)
Small Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)
Southern Boobook (Ninox novaeseellandiae)
Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis)
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus)
Stubble Quail (Coturnix pectoralis)
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)
Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)
Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax)
Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)
White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)
White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)
White-winged Triller (Lalage sueurii)
Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys)
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhyncus funereus)


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

Blue-tongued Lizard (Tiliqua scincoides)
Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis)
Pygmy Copperhead (Austrelaps labialis)
Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa ssp. asper)
Red-bellied black snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus)

Common Froglet (Crinia signifera)
Spotted Grass Frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis)

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

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

Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi)
Bardi Grub (Rain Moth) (Trictena atripalpis)
Bark-mimicking Grasshopper (Coryphistes ruricola)*
Bird-dropping Spider (Celaenia excavata)*
Black Field Cricket (Teleogryllus commodus)*
Blue-banded bee (Amegilla spp.)*
Blue Ringtail damselfly (Austrolestes annulosus)*
Faggot Case Moth (Clania ignobilis)*
Common Brown Butterfly (Heteronympha merope)
Common Gum Snout Moth (Entometa fervens)*
Dung beetle (Onthofagus genus, species unknown)*
European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Four-spotted Cup Moth (Doratifera quadriguttata)
Furrow bee (Lasioglossum lanarium)*
Garden Centipede (Scolopendridae)*
House Centipede (Allothereua maculata)*
Huntsman Spider (Isopedella woodwardi)*
Inchneumon wasp (Netelia sp.)*
Leafhopper (Eurymeloides pulchra)*
Lerp insect (Psyllidae family)
Sawfly/Spitfire (Perga sp.)*
Resin bee (Megachile sp.)*
Saltbush Blue Butterfly (Theclinesthes serpentata)
Shield Bug (Poecilometis spp.)*
Slater (Porcellio scaber)
Wanderer (Monarch) Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
Wasp (Sphex and Tiphiidae family/genera)*
*probable sightings based on internet and book ID research
See A Year in Bugs for more spottings.

Laccaria sp.
Agaricus sp.
Trametes coccinea
Schizophyllum commune
Amanita sp.
Tremella fuciformis
Gymnopilus ?purpuratus
Mycena sp.
Scleroderma cepa
Pisolithus sp.
Stropharia sp.

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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