Category Archives: Fauna

November bushcare – Bags of Trad

It was back to the Lawson Rd area to continue the campaign against the horrid Trad.  Many bags were filled, and up to six Brown Cuckoo-Doves arrived to give us their support.

Richard starts collecting the bags of Trad

Brown Cuckoo-Dove keeps an eye on the volunteers

Water for the E. deanei

After seeing the parched state of the forest during the August bushcare session, Mike, Richard and John met up to provide water to the deanei plantings on the south side. These trees were actually doing quite well and most looked healthy.

 

A quick tour of the area also noted much evidence of diggings and “highways” in the grassy banks, perhaps from bush rats and antechinus (to be confirmed).

June Bushcare – planting E. deanei

A couple of larger E. deanei seedlings were planted by the pool in the western gully.

This view from the planting site shows the “embankment” wall.

Thanks to Glen for nurturing the young trees to planting stage. Hopefully they’ll grow to be as big as this nearby beauty

An examination of the dry upper pool showed evidence of digging and tunneling from local creatures.

With some interesting burrowing among the boulders.

Deanei Forest – Mammals – Mammalia

Mammal species known to occur in Deanei Forest

Bibliography Key

  •  A – Plan of Management Deanei Forest  – Roger Lembit – May-95
  •  D – Birding Session – 22 April 2018 – Flora and Fauna Workshop 2 – May 2018
  •  E – Blue Mountains Fauna Project 2018. Records collected from the community to date for Deanei Forest
  •  F – Bionet NSW Wildlife Record

 

FamilyGenus / SpeciesCommon NameBibliography
FamilyGenus / SpeciesCommon NameBibliography
BovidaeOvis ariesSheep (feral)  F
CanidaeVulpes vulpcsRed Fox  A F
CanidaeCanis familiarisDog  A F
DasyuridaeDasyurus maculatusSpotted-tailed Quoll  F
DasyuridaeAntechinus stuartiiBrown Antechinus  D E
TachyglossidaeTachyglossus aculeatusShort-beaked Echidna  A
FelidaeFelis catusCat  A F
MolossidaeMormopterus rideiRide’s Free-tailed Bat  D
RhinolophidaeRhinolophus megaphyllusEastern Horseshoe Bat  D
MacropodsWallabia bicolorSwamp Wallaby  F
PteropodidaePteropus poliocephaIusGrey-headed Flying-fox  A F
MiniopteridaeMiniopterus schreibersiiEastern Bentwing Bat  D F
MuridaeRattus fuscipesBush Rat  A D
MuridaeRattus rattusBlack Rat  A
MuridaeRattus lutreolusSwamp Rat  D
PeramelidaePerameles nasutaLong-nosed Bandicoot  A D
PetauridaePetaurus brevicepsSugar Glider  A
PetauridaePetaurus norfolcensisSquirrel Glider  A
PhalangeridaeTrichosurus vulpeculaCommon Brushtail Possum  A F
PseudocheiridaePseudocheirus peregrinusCommon Ringtail Possum  A F
VespertilionidaeVespadelus darlingtoniLarge Forest Bat  D F
VespertilionidaeChalinolobus dwyeriLarge-eared Pied Bat  D
VespertilionidaeChalinolobus gouldiGould’s Wattled Bat  D
VespertilionidaeNyctophilus bifaxEastern Long-eared Bat  D
VespertilionidaeScotorepens orionEastern Broad-nosed Bat  F

Deanei Forest – Reptiles – Reptilia

Reptile species known to occur in Deanei Forest.

Bibliography Key

 

FamilyGenus / SpeciesCommon NameBibliography
FamilyGenus / SpeciesCommon NameBibliography
ScincidaeEulamprus quoyiiEastern Water Skink  A
ScincidaeEgernia cunninghamiCunningham's Skink  A
ScincidaeTiliqua scincoidesEastern Blue-tongue  A
ScincidaeLampropholis delicataDelicate Skink  A
ElapidaeHemiaspis signataSwamp Snake  A
CarphodactylidaePhyllurus platurusSouthern Leaf-tailed Gecko  A
ScincidaeCtenotus robustusStriped Skink  A
ElapidaeCacophis squamuJosusGolden-crowned Snake  A F
TyphlopidaeRamphotyphlops nigreseensEastern Blind Snake  A F
ScincidaeCtenotus taeniolatusCopper-tailed Skink  A
ScincidaeCryptoblepharus virgatusFence Skink  A
AgamidaeIntellagama lesueuriiEastern Water Dragon  F
AgamidaeRankinia diemensisMountain Dragon  F
PythonidaeMorelia spilotaCarpet & Diamond Python  F
ScincidaeLampropholis delicataDark-flecked Garden Sunskink  F
ScincidaeLampropholis guichenotiPale-flecked Garden Sunskink  F
ScincidaeSaiphos equalisThree-toed skink  F
ScincidaeSaproscincus mustelinusWeasel Skink  F

Deanei Forest – Frogs – Amphibia

Frog species known to occur in Deanei Forest.

Bibliography Key

 

FamilyGenus / SpeciesCommon NameBibliography
FamilyGenus / SpeciesCommon NameBibliography
MyobatrachidaeCrinia signiferaCommon Eastern Froglet  A F
MyobatrachidaePlatyplectrum ornatumOrnate Burrowing Frog  F
MyobatrachidaePseudophryne australisRed-crowned Toadlet  F
MyobatrachidaeLymnodynastes peroniiStriped Marsh Frog  A

Deanei Forest – Birds – Aves

Bird species known to occur in Deanei Forest. Results from Bird surveys in the Deanei Forest are summarised in the following table

Bibliography Key

  •   A – Plan of Management Deanei Forest  – Roger Lembit – May-95
  •   B – Deanei Survey – Graham Turner together with the Bushcare team – 26 Jan 2015
  •   C – Bushcare Conference Bioblitz data – Carol Probets & Graham Turner together with the Bushcare team – 29 July 2017
  •  D – Birding Session – 22 April 2018 – Flora and Fauna Workshop 2 – May 2018
  •  E – Blue Mountains Fauna Project 2018. Records collected from the community to date for Deanei Forest
  •  F – Bionet NSW Wildlife Record
FamilyGenus / SpeciesCommon NameBibliography
FamilyGenus / SpeciesCommon NameBibliography
Acanthizidae
Acanthiza pusilla
Brown Thornbill  A B C E F
Campephagidae
Coracina tenuirostris
Cicadabird
  F
Maluridae
Malurus cyancus
Superb Fairy-wren
  A B E F
Acanthizidae
Sericornis magnirostra
Large-billed Scrubwren
  B
Columbidae
Geopelia placida
Peaceful Dove
  A F
CacatuidaeCacatua galeritaSulphur-crested Cockatoo  A B C E F
Meliphagidae
Manorina melanocephala
Noisy Miner
  A B C E F
Columbidae
Phaps chalcoptera
Common Bronzewing
  C D F
Meliphagidae
Philemon corniculatusWhite-cheeked Honeyeater
  A
Pachycephalidae
Colluricincla harmonica
Grey Shrike-Thrush
  F
AccipitridaeHaliastur sphenurusWhistling Kite  A
Meliphagidae
Nesoptilotis leucotis
White-eared Honeyeater
  A
Meliphagidae
Philemon citreogularis
Little Friarbird
  F
AccipitridaeHieraaetus morphnoidesLittle Eagle  A
CampephagidaeCoracina novaehollandiaeBlack-faced Cuckoo-shrike  B C E F
Rhipiduridae
Rhipidura albiscapa
Grey Fantail
  A B D E F
CacatuidaeCalyptorhynchus lathamiGlossy Black-cockatoo  A
Passeridae
Passer domesticus
House Sparrow
  A
Columbidae
Macropygia amboinensis
Brown Cuckoo-dove
  B C E F
Psittaculidae
Platycercus eximius
Eastern Rosella
  A B C F
Estrildidae
Neochmia temporalis
Red-browed Finch  B C D E F
AccipitridaeHaliaeetus leucogasterWhite-bellied Sea Eagle  A
Meliphagidae
Caligavis chrysops
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
  B F
Ptilonorhynchidae
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus
Satin Bowerbird
  B C D F
Acanthizidae
Acanthiza pusilla
Brown Gerygone
  A B C E
Cuculidae
Eudynamis scolopacea
Common Koel
  A F
Columbidae
Leucosarcia melanoleuca
Wonga Pigeon
  B E
ClimacteridaeClimacteris affinisWhite-browed Treecreeper  B
Meliphagidae
Anthochaera chrysoptera
Brush Wattlebird / Little Wattlebird
  A
CacatuidaeNymphicus hollandicusCockatiel  F
Columbidae
Streptopelia chinensis
Spotted Turtle-Dove
  A F
Meliphagidae
Anthochaera phrygia
Regent Honeyeater
  F
Cuculidae
Scythrops novaehollandiae
Channel-billed Cuckoo
  F
Acanthizidae
Acanthiza nana
Yellow Thornbill  B D E
Dicaeidae
Dicaeum hirundinaceum
Mistletoebird
  A D
Psittaculidae
Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
  A
ApodidaeHirundapus caudacutusWhite-throated Neddletail  A
Rhipiduridae
Rhipidura leucophrys
Willie Wagtail
  A
Meliphagidae
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
New Holland Honeyeater
  A
Psittaculidae
Platycercus elegans
Crimson Rosella
  A B C D E F
Sturnidae
Sturnus vulgaris
Common Starling
  A
Pardalotidae
Pardalotus striatus
Striated Pardalote
  A
Acanthizidae
Acanthiza lineata
Striated Thornbill  B C D F
ClimacteridaeCormobates leucophaeaWhite-throated Treecreeper  B C D F
Columbidae
Ocyphaps lophotes
Crested Pigeon
  A F
Psittaculidae
Parvipsitta pusilla
Little Lorikeet
  D
Pachycephalidae
Pachycephala pectoralis
Golden Whistler
  A B C D E F
Columbidae
Columba livia
Rock Pigeon
  A
Pycnonotidae
Pycnonotus jocosus
Red-whiskered Bulbul
  A E F
Hirundinidae
Hirundo neoxena
Welcome Swallow
  A E F
Maluridae
Malurus lamberti
Variegated Fairy-wren
  A D
CacatuidaeEolophus roseicapillaGalah  A C F
Meliphagidae
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Eastern Spinebill
  B C D E
Psittaculidae
Trichoglossus haematodus
Rainbow Lorikeet
  B C D E F
Turdidae
Turdus merula
Blackbird
  C
Zosteropidae
Zosterops lateralis
Silvereye
  A B D
FalconidaeFalco peregrinus
Peregrine Falcon
  A
Monarchidae
Grallina cyanoleuca
Magpie-lark
  B F
Podargidae
Podargus strigoides
Tawny Frogmouth
  A
Accipitridae
Aviceda subcristata
Pacific Baza
  A B F
Accipitridae
Accipiter novaehollandiae
Grey Goshawk
  B D
Meliphagidae
Meliphaga lewinii
Lewin's Honeyeater
  A B C D E
CacatuidaeCalyptorhynchus funereusYellow-tailed Black-cockatoo  F
Tytonidae
Tyto tenebricosa
Sooty Owl
  F
CacatuidaeCacomantis flabelliformisFan-tailed Cuckoo  A
AlcedinidaeTodiramphus santusSacred Kingfisher  A
Corvidae
Corvus coronoides
Australian Raven
  A C E F
Petroicidae
Eopsaltria australis
Eastern Yellow Robin
  B C D E F
Monarchidae
Monarcha melanopsis
Black-faced Monarch
  B
AcanthizidaeGerygone olivacea
White-throated Gerygone
  A F
ArtamidaeCracticus torquatusGrey Butcherbird  A C E F
Pardalotidae
Pardalotus punctatus
Spotted Pardalote
  A B C D E F
Acanthizidae
Sericornis frontalis
White-browed Scrubwren
  A C D E
Acanthizidae
Sericornis citreogularis
Yellow-throated Scrubwren
  B
AlcedinidaeDacelo novaeguineaeLaughing Kookaburra  A B C D E F
Meliphagidae
Manorina melanophrys
Bell Miner
  B C D F
CacatuidaeCacatua sanguineaLittle Corella  A
Meliphagidae
Melithreptus lunatus
White-naped Honeyeater
  A
ArtamidaeStrepera graculinaPied Currawong  A C E F
Strigidae
Ninox novaeseelandiae
Southern Boobook
  A F
Coraciidae
Eurystomus orientalis
Dollarbird
  A
Cuculidae
Centropus phasianinus
Pheasant Coucal
  A
Psophodidae
Psophodes olivaceus
Eastern Whipbird
  A B C D E F
Menuridae
Menura novaehollandiae
Superb Lyrebird
  A F
Meliphagidae
Philemon corniculatus
Noisy Friarbird
  A F
Psittaculidae
Alisterus scapularis
Australian King-parrot
  A B C D E F
Columbidae
Columba leucomela
White-headed Pigeon
  B F
Meliphagidae
Anthochaera carunculata
Red Wattlebird
  A B C D E F
TytonidaeTyto albaBarn Owl  A
ArtamidaeGymnorhina tibicenAustralian Magpie-lark  A F
Falconidae
Falco cenchroides
Nankeen Kestrel
  A E
Sturnidae
Acridotheres tristis
Common Myna
  A F
Columbidae
Macropygia phasianella
Brown Cuckoo-dove
  B C E
Columbidae
Columba livia
Feral Pigeon
  A

Thank you to Carol Probets & Graham Turner for sharing their amazing knowledge of Birds of the Deanei.

An issue much discussed was the strong presence of the Bell Miner bird in a part of the Reserve and their interesting association with Lerps. There is a continuing presence of Bell Miner bird population and possible evidence of Bell Miner Associated Dieback in the Forest

For more information on Bell miner associated dieback go to

(links provided by Mike Purtell)