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 (37 observed)
Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)
Australiasian 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)
Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)
Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera)
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 Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos)
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)
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus)
Stubble Quail (Coturnix pectoralis)
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)
Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)
White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)
White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)
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)

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)
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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s