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Final Survey of Wildlife at Provest Creek

We again engaged Cumberland Plain Regeneration to help us work out the fauna at Provest Creek after completing some bush regeneration. In summary 13 species of mammals,  4 reptile species, 11 frog species and over 50 species of birds were detected during the monitoring period. Not bad for a site very close to an urban area. We are very fortunate to have our national parks which preserve habitat for the diverse fauna found in this vegetation community, the Peppermint-Angophora Forest.

Here is the final report from Cumberland Plain Regeneration.

Native Mammals

  • Ring-tailed Possum – Pseudocheirus peregrinus
  • Brush-tailed Possum – Trichosurus vulpecula
  • Swamp Wallaby – Wallabia bicolor
  • Possibly a Bush Rat – Rattus sp.
  • Sugar Glider – Petaurus breviceps
  • Feather-tail Glider – Acrobates pygmaeus
  • Whitestriped Free-tail Bat – Austronomus australis
  • Eastern Horseshoe Bat – Rhinolophus megaphyllus
  • Wattled Bat species – Chalinolobus sp.
  • Bentwinged Bat – Miniopterus sp.
  • Greyheaded Flying Fox – Pteropus poliocephalus (Vulnerable sp. NSW)

Introduced Mammals

  • Red Fox – Vulpes vulpes
  • Cat – Felis catus

Reptiles

  • Red-bellied Black Snake – Pseudoechis porphyriacus
  • Eastern Water Skink – Eulamprus quoyii
  • Eastern Water Dragon – Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
  • Eastern Snake-necked Turtle – Chelodina longicollis

Amphibians

  • Bleating Tree Frog – Litoria dentata
  • Common Eastern Froglet – Crinia signifera
  • Dwarf Tree Frog – Litoria fallax
  • Spotted Marsh Frog – Limnodynastes tasmaniensis
  • Striped Marsh Frog – Limnodynastes peronii
  • Broad-palmed Frog – Litoria latopalmata
  • Peron’s Tree Frog – Litoria peronii
  • Smooth Toadlet – Uperoleia lavigata
  • Ewing’s Tree Frog – Litoria ewingii
  • Leaf-green Tree Frog – Litoria phyllochroa
  • Red-crowned Toadlet – Pseudophryne australis (Vulnerable sp. NSW)

Other Aquatic Species

  • Eel sp. (short finned or long finned) – Anguilla reinhardtii
  • Spiny Freshwater Crayfish – Euastacus spinifer
  • Damselfly – Zygoptera order
  • Darner Family Dragonfly – Aeshnidae family

Birds

  • Australian Brush Turkey – Alectura lathami
  • Australian Golden Whistler – Pachycephala pectoralis
  • Australian King-Parrot – Alisterus scapularis
  • Australian Magpie – Gymnorhina tibicen
  • Little Raven – Corvus mellori
  • Australian Wood Duck – Chenonetta jubata
  • Black-faced Cuckooshrike – Coracina novaehollandiae
  • Brown Cuckoo-dove – Macropygia phasianella
  • Brown Thornbill – Acanthiza pusilla
  • Brown Gerygone – Gerygone mouki
  • Crimson Rosella  – Platycercus elegans
  • Eastern Whipbird – Psophodes olivaceus
  • Eastern Spinebill  – Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
  • Eastern Yellow Robin – Eopsaltria australis
  • Grey Butcherbird – Cracticus torquatus
  • Grey Fantail – Rhipidura albiscapa
  • Grey Shrikethrush – Colluricincla harmonica
  • Laughing Kookaburra  – Dacelo novaeguineae
  • Lewin’s Honeyeater – Meliphaga lewinii
  • Little Wattlebird – Anthochaera chrysoptera
  • New Holland Honeyeater   – Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
  • Noisy Friarbird – Philemon corniculatus
  • Noisy Miner – Manorina melanocephala
  • Olive-backed Oriole – Oriolus sagittatus
  • Pied Currawong – Strepera graculina
  • Pilotbird – Pycnoptilus floccosus
  • Trichoglossus moluccanus  – Rainbow Lorikeet
  • Red-browed Finch – Neochmia temporalis
  • Red Wattlebird – Anthochaera carunculata
  • Rufous Whistler  – Pachycephala rufiventris
  • Satin Bowerbird – Ptilonorhynchus violaceus
  • Silvereye – Zosterops lateralis
  • Spotted Pardalote – Pardalotus punctatus
  • Striated Thornbill – Acanthiza lineata
  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo – Cacatua galerita
  • Superb Lyrebird – Menura novaehollandiae
  • Superb Fairy-wren – Malurus cyaneus
  • Variegated Fairy-Wren – Malurus lamberti
  • Welcome Swallow – Hirundo neoxena
  • Willie Wagtail – Rhipidura leucophrys
  • White-eared Honeyeater – Nesioptilotis leucosis
  • White-browed Scrubwren – Sericornis frontalis
  • White-cheeked Honeyeater – Phylidonyris niger
  • White-throated Treecreeper – Cormobates leucophaea
  • White-headed Pigeon – Columba leucomela
  • Wonga Pigeon – Leucosarcia melanoleuca
  • Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo – Calyptorhynchus funereus
  • Yellow-faced Honeyeater – Caligavis chrysops
  • Yellow Thornbill – Acanthiza nana

Introduced

  • Common Blackbird – Turdus merula
  • Red-whiskered Bulbul – Pycnonotus jocosus

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