Roadside fauna - East Gippsland, Victoria

Subject: Roadside fauna - East Gippsland, Victoria
From: "Lawrie Conole" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 15:31:40 +1000
Hi birders

Just back from doing a roadside assessment (flora & fauna) between Bairnsdale
and Bruthen in East Gippsland, Victoria.  Even mostly clapped out roadsides
like these harbour a few gems.  Charmed by the gerygones - almost nipped by
the Tiger Snake!

Australian Wood Duck                 Chenonetta jubata
Chestnut Teal                        Anas castanea
White-faced Heron                    Egretta novaehollandiae
Australian White Ibis                Threskiornis molucca
Straw-necked Ibis                    Threskiornis spinicollis
Swamp Harrier                        Circus approximans
Brown Goshawk                        Accipiter fasciatus
Australian Hobby                     Falco longipennis
Nankeen Kestrel                      Falco cenchroides
Purple Swamphen                      Porphyrio porphyrio
Dusky Moorhen                        Gallinula tenebrosa
Masked Lapwing                       Vanellus miles
Wonga Pigeon                         Leucosarcia melanoleuca
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo         Calyptorhynchus funereus
Galah                                Cacatua roseicapilla
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo             Cacatua galerita
Rainbow Lorikeet                     Trichoglossus haematodus
Australian King-Parrot               Alisterus scapularis
Crimson Rosella                      Platycercus elegans
Eastern Rosella                      Platycercus eximius
Pallid Cuckoo                        Cuculus pallidus
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo            Chrysococcyx basalis
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo                Chrysococcyx lucidus
Laughing Kookaburra                  Dacelo novaeguineae
White-throated Treecreeper           Cormobates leucophaeus
Superb Fairy-wren                    Malurus cyaneus
Spotted Pardalote                    Pardalotus punctatus
Striated Pardalote                   Pardalotus striatus
White-browed Scrubwren               Sericornis frontalis
White-throated Gerygone              Gerygone olivacea
Brown Thornbill                      Acanthiza pusilla
Yellow-rumped Thornbill              Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
Yellow Thornbill                     Acanthiza nana
Striated Thornbill                   Acanthiza lineata
Red Wattlebird                       Anthochaera carunculata
Little Wattlebird                    Anthochaera chrysoptera
Bell Miner                           Manorina melanophrys
Noisy Miner                          Manorina melanocephala
Lewin's Honeyeater                   Meliphaga lewinii
Yellow-faced Honeyeater              Lichenostomus chrysops
White-eared Honeyeater               Lichenostomus leucotis
White-naped Honeyeater               Melithreptus lunatus
Crescent Honeyeater                  Phylidonyris pyrrhoptera
New Holland Honeyeater               Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
Eastern Spinebill                    Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Eastern Yellow Robin                 Eopsaltria australis
Eastern Whipbird                     Psophodes olivaceus
Crested Shrike-tit                   Falcunculus frontatus
Golden Whistler                      Pachycephala pectoralis
Rufous Whistler                      Pachycephala rufiventris
Grey Shrike-thrush                   Colluricincla harmonica
Magpie-lark                          Grallina cyanoleuca
Grey Fantail                         Rhipidura fuliginosa
Willie Wagtail                       Rhipidura leucophrys
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike            Coracina novaehollandiae
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike          Coracina papuensis
Olive-backed Oriole                  Oriolus sagittatus
Australian Magpie                    Gymnorhina tibicen
Pied Currawong                       Strepera graculina
Australian Raven                     Corvus coronoides
Skylark                              Alauda arvensis
Red-browed Finch                     Neochmia temporalis
European Greenfinch                  Carduelis chloris
European Goldfinch                   Carduelis carduelis
Mistletoebird                        Dicaeum hirundinaceum
Welcome Swallow                      Hirundo neoxena
Tree Martin                          Hirundo nigricans
Clamorous Reed-Warbler               Acrocephalus stentoreus
Silvereye                            Zosterops lateralis
Bassian Thrush                       Zoothera lunulata
Common Blackbird                     Turdus merula
Common Starling                      Sturnus vulgaris
Common Myna                          Acridotheres tristis
Short-beaked Echidna                 Tachyglossus aculeatus
Long-nosed Bandicoot                 Perameles nasuta
Common Wombat                        Vombatus ursinus
Yellow-bellied Glider                Petaurus australis
Eastern Grey Kangaroo                Macropus giganteus
Water-rat                            Hydromys chrysogaster
Dingo and Dog                        Canis lupus
Fox                                  Vulpes vulpes
Rabbit                               Oryctolagus cuniculus
Common Eastern Froglet               Crinia signifera
Eastern Banjo Frog                   Limnodynastes dumerilii
Spotted Grass Frog                   Limnodynastes tasmaniensis
Martin's Toadlet                     Uperoleia martini
Tyler's Toadlet                      Uperoleia tyleri
Pale-flecked Garden Sunskink         Lampropholis guichenoti
Weasel Skink                         Saproscincus mustelinus
Copperhead                           Austrelaps superbus
Eastern Tiger Snake                  Notechis scutatus

91 species
L A W R I E   C O N O L E
2/37 Myrnong Crescent, Ascot Vale, Victoria 3032 AUSTRALIA.
Phone AH (03) 9370 3928; Mobile (0419) 588 993.

Senior Zoologist
Ecology Australia Pty Ltd
88 B Station Street, Fairfield, Victoria 3078 AUSTRALIA
Phone BH (03) 9489 4191

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