Animals species list

Numerous species of animals have been observed on the property and many more are likely to be present. Motherland is frequently visited by ecologists, scientists, university and specialist ecosystem and conservation study groups.  This has led to extensive fauna surveys and the results are compiled in the following table.

Species that are threatened (vulnerable or endangered under the Threatened Species or Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) are marked in bold font. Species marked with a hash symbol (#) were recorded outside but in close proximity to the Conservation Area. They are included as they are likely to utilise habitat within the Conservation Area. *=Introduced species.

 

Common name Scientific name
Amphibians  
Tusked Frog Adelotus brevis
Pouched Frog Assa darlingtoni
Eastern Froglet Crinia signifera
Fletchers Frog Lechriodus fletcheri
Striped Marsh Frog Limnodynastes peronii
Great Barred Frog Mixophyes fasciolatus
Giant Barred Frog Mixophyes iteratus
Stuttering Frog Mixophyes balbus
Sphagnum Frog Philoria sphagnicolus
Red Backed Toadlet Pseudophryne coriaceus
Red Eyed Tree Frog Litoria chloris
Stony Creek Frog Litoria wilcoxii
Eastern Dwarf Green Tree Frog Litoria fallax
Bleating Tree Frog Litoria dentata
Pearson’s Tree Frog Litoria pearsoniana
Peron’s Tree Frog Litoria peronii
Brown Tree Frog Litoria verreauxii
New England Tree Frog  Litoria subglandulosa
 
Reptiles  
Red Bellied Black Snake Pseudechis porphyriacus
Small Eyed Snake Cryptophis nigrescens
Marsh Snake Hemiaspis signata
Tiger Snake Notechis scuttatus
Yellow Faced Whip Snake Demansia psammophis
Dwarf Crowned Snake Cacophis kreftii
Golden Crowned Snake Cacophis squamulosus
Rough Scale Snake Tropidechis carinatus
Carpet Python Morelia spilota
Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulata
Brown Tree Snake Boiga irregularis
Stephen’s Banded Snake Hoplocephalus stephensi
Eastern Water Dragon Physignathus lesueurii
Southern Angle Headed Dragon Hypsilurus spinipes
Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata
Leaf Tail Gecko Phyllurus cornutus
Black Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops nigrescens
Red Tailed Skink Calyptotis ruficauda
Three Toed Skink Saiphos equalis
Pink Tongued Skink Cyclodomorphus gerrardii
Water Skinks Eulamprus quoyii,  E. martini, E. tenuis
Land Mullet Egernia major
McPhees Skink Egernia mcpheei
Cunningham’s Skink Egernia cunninghamii
Sun Skink Lampropholis delicata
   
Birds  
Australian King Parrot Alisterus scapularis
Superb Lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae
Australian Brush Turkey Alectura lathami
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae
Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus
Collared Sparrowhawk Accipiter cirrocephalus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Brown Falcon Falco berigora
Nankeen Kestrel Falco cenchroides
Pacific Baza Aviceda subcristata
Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus
Wedgetail Eagle Aquila audax
Brown Quail Coturnix ypsilophora
King Quail Coturnix chinensis
Stubble Quail Coturnix pectoralis
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles
Australian Wood Duck Chenonetta jubata
Noisy Pitta Pitta versicolor
Paradise Riflebird Ptiloris paradiseus
Satin Bowerbird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus
Regent Bowerbird Sericulus chrysocephalus
Green Catbird Ailuroedus crassirostris
Olive Backed Oriole Oriolus sagittatus
Southern Boobook Ninox novaseelandiae
Barn Owl Tyto alba
Owlet Nightjar Aegotheles cristatus
Spotted Quail Thrush Cinclosoma punctatum
Bassian Thrush Zoothera lunulata
Russet Tailed Thrush Zoothera heinei
Rose Robin Petroica rosea
Eastern Yellow Robin Eopsaltria australis
Pale Yellow Robin Tregellasia capito
Jacky Winter Microeca fascinans
Logrunner Orthonyx temminckii
Eastern Whipbird Psophodes olivaceus
Crested Shrike-tit Falcunculus frontatus
Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus funereus
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita
King Parrot Alisterus scapularis
Eastern Rosella Platycercus eximius
Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
Musk Lorikeet Glossopsitta concinna
Brush Cuckoo Cacomantis variolosus
Fan Tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis
Shining Bronze Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus
White Browed Scrub Wren Sericornis frontalis
Yellow Throated Scrub Wren Sericornis citreogularis
Large Billed Scrub Wren Sericornis magnirostra
Cicadabird Coracina tenuirostris
Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike Coracina novaehollandiae
Black Faced Monarch Monarcha melanopsis
Spectacled Monarch Symposiachrus trivirgatus
Leaden Flycatcher Myiagra rubecula
Restless Flycatcher Myiagra inquieta
Forest Raven Corvus tasmanicus
Torresian Crow Corvus orru
Pied Currawong Strepera graculina
White Winged Chough Corcorax melanorhamphos
Pied Butcherbird Cracticus nigrogularis
Grey Butcherbird Cracticus torquatus
Australian Magpie Cracticus tibicen
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae
Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus
Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis
Variegated Fairy Wren Malurus lamberti
Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis
Rufous Whistler Pachycephala rufiventris
Silvereye Zosterops lateralis
Striated Thornbill Acanthiza lineata
Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla
Yellow Thornbill Acanthiza nana
Buff Rumped Thornbill Acanthiza reguloides
Red Wattlebird Anthochaera carunculata
Bell Miner Manorina melanophrys
Lewins Honeyeater Meliphaga lewinii
Yellow Faced Honeyeater Lichenostomus chrysops
New Holland Honeyeater Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
Eastern Spinebill Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Common Bronzewing Phaps chalcoptera
White Headed Pigeon Columba leucomela
Brown Cuckoo Dove Macropygia amboinensis
Topknot Pigeon Lopholaimus antarcticus
White-throated Treecreeper Cormobates leucophaea
Red Browed Treecreeper Climacteris erythrops
Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena
Tree Martin Petrochelidon nigricans
Fairy Martin Petrochelidon ariel
White Throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus
Spotted Pardalote Pardalotus punctatus
Striated Pardalote Pardalotus striatus
Brown Gerygone Gerygone mouki
Grey Fantail Rhipidura albiscapa
Willy Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys
Rufous Fantail Rhipidura rufifrons
Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua
Sooty Owl Tyto tenebricosa
Glossy-black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami
Flame Robin Petroica phoenicea
Scarlet Robin Petroica boodang
Varied Sitella Daphoenositta chrysoptera
Wompoo Fruit-dove Ptilinopus magnificus
   
Mammals  
Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus
Platypus Orninthorhynchus anatinus
Eastern Grey Kangaroo Macropus giganteus
Wallaroo Macropus robustus
Red Necked Wallaby Macropus rufogriseus
Red Necked Pademelon Thylogale thetis
Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor
Rufous Bettong Aepyprymnus rufescens
Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula
Short-eared Brushtail Possum Trichosurus caninus
Common Ringtail Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus
Greater Glider Petauroides volans
Sugar Glider Petaurus breviceps
Feathertail Glider Acrobates pygmaeus
Brown Antechinus Antechinus stuartii
Dusky Antechinus Antechinus swainsonii?
Long Nosed Bandicoot Perameles nasuta
Northern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon macrourus
Bush Rat Rattus fuscipes
Swamp Rat Rattus lutreolus
Fawn-footed Melomys Melomys cervinipes
Parma Wallaby Macropus parma
Red-legged Pademelon Thylogale stigmatica
Long-nosed Potoroo Potorous tridactylus
Koala Phascolarctos cinereus
Eastern Pygmy-possum Cercartetus nanus
Yellow-bellied Glider Petaurus australis
Spotted-tailed Quoll Dasyurus maculatus
Hastings River Mouse Pseudomys oralis
New Holland Mouse Pseudomys novaehollandiae
 
Bats  
Chocolate Wattled Bat Chalinolobus morio
Lesser Long Eared Bat Nyctophilus geoffroyi
Gould’s Long Eared Bat Nyctophilus gouldii
Eastern Broad Nosed Bat Scotorepens orion
Eastern Forest Bat Vespadelus pumilus
Little Forest Bat Vespadelus regulus
Eastern False Pipistrelle Falsistrellus tasmaniensis
Golden-tipped Bat Kerivoula papuensis
Southern Myotis Myotis macropus
Greater Broad-nosed Bat Scoteanax rueppelli
Eastern Bentwing Bat Miniopterus schreibersii ssp. oceanensis
 
Dingo Canis lupus ssp dingo
   
Introduced Animals  
Wild Dog *Canis lupus ssp. familiaris
Feral Cat *Felis catus
European Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus

 

 

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