Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Vertebrate animals

Amphibians, reptiles and mammals based on recent observations. Bird list based Birds of Mount Annan Botanic Garden by A.J. Leishman (March 2006).

Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at Mount Annan Botanic Garden.

Amphibians  Reptiles  Birds   Mammals

 

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Amphibians

Class: Amphibia

Frogs

Order: Anura

Tree Frogs

Family: Hylidae

Bleating Tree Frog

Litoria dentata

Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog

Litoria fallax

Broard-palmed Frog

Litoria latopalmata

Leseur's Tree Frog

Litoria lesueri

Peron's Tree Frog

Litoria peronii

Verreaux's Tree Frog

Litoria verreauxii

Southern Frogs

Family: Myobatrachidae

Common Eastern froglet

Crinia signifera

Eastern Banjo Frog

Limnodynastes dumerilii

Striped Marsh Frog

Limnodynastes peronii

Spotted Grass Frog

Limnodynastes tasmaniensis

Smooth Toadlet

Uperoleia laevigata

 

Amphibian

Reptiles

Class: Reptilia

 

Order: Squamata

 

Family Agamidae

Eastern Water Dragon

Physignathus lesueurii

Bearded Dragon

Pogona barbata

 

 

Front-Fanged Snakes

Family: Elapidae

Red-naped Snake

Furina diadema

Red-bellied Back Snake

Pseudechis porphyriacus

Eastern Brown Snake

Pseudonaja textilis

Eastern Small-eyed Snake

Rhinoplocephalus nigrescens

 

 

 

Family Scincidae

Striped Skink

Ctenotus robustus

Eastern Water Skink

Eulamprus quoyii

Grass Skink

Lampropholis delicata

Garden Skink

Lampropholis guichenoti

Eastern Blue-tongued Lizard

Tiliqua scincoides

 

 

 

Family Varanidae

Lace Monitor

Varanus varius

Reptile

 

Birds

Class: Aves

 

 

Pheasants, Quail

Family: Phasianidae;

Brown Quail

Coturnix ypsilophora

 

 

 

Order: Anseriformes

Ducks, Geese and Swans

Family: Anatidae

Musk Duck

Biziura lobata

Black Swan

Cygnus atratus

Paradise Shelduck

Tadorna variegata 

Australian Wood Duck

Chenonetta jubata

Freckled Duck

Stictonetta naevosa 

Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos 

Pacific Black Duck

Anas superciliosa

Grey Teal

Anas gracilis 

Cheastnut Teal

Anas castanea 

Australian Shoveler

Anas rhynchotis 

Hardhead

Aythya australis 

 

 

 

Order: Podicipediformes

Grebes

Family: Podicipedidae 

Australasian Grebe

Tachybaptus novaehollandiae 

Hoary-headed Grebe

Poliocephalus poliocephalus 

Great-crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus 

 

 

 

 Order: Pelecaniformes

Cormorants

 Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied Cormorant

Phalacrocorax melanoleucos 

Little Black Cormorant

Phalacrocorax sulcirostris

Great Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo 

 

 

Pelicans

 Family: Pelecanidae

Australian Pelican

Pelecanus conspicillatus 

 

 

 

 Order: Ciconiiformes

Herons

 Family: Ardeidae

White-faced Heron

Egretta novaehollandiae

Great Egret

Ardea alba 

Intermediate Egret

Ardea intermedia 

Cattle Egret

Ardea ibis

Nankeen Night Heron

Nycticorax caledonicus

 

 

Ibis and Spoonbills

Family: Threskiornithidae

Austalian White Ibis

Threskiornis molucca

Straw-necked Ibis

Threskiornis spinicollis

Royal Spoonbill

Platalea regia 

Yellow-billed Spoonbill

Platalea flavipes 

 

 

 

Order: Falconiformes

Hawks and Eagles

Family: Accipitridae

Pacific Baza

Aviceda subcristata

Black-shouldered Kite

Elanus axillaris

Whistling Kite

Haliastur sphenurus

White Bellied Sea-eagle

Haliaeetus leucogaster

Spotted Harrier

Circus assimilis

Swamp Harrier

Circus approximans

Brown Goshawk

Accipiter fasciatus

Grey Goshawk

Accipiter novaehollandiae

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Aquila audax

Little Eagle

Hieraaetus morphnoides

 

 

 Falcons

 Family: Falconidae

Brown Falcon

Falco berigora

Australian Hobby

Falco longipennis

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

Nankeen Kestrel

Falco cenchroides

 

 

 

Order: Gruiformes

Crakes and Rails

Family: Rallidae

Buff-banded Rail

Gallirallus philippenis

Baillon's Crake

Porzana pusilla

Purple Swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio

Dusky Moorhen

Gallinula tenebrosa

 

Eurasian Coot

Fulica atra

 

 

 

 Order Turniciformes

Button Quails

 Family: Turnicidae

Painted Button-quail

 Turnix varia

 

 

 

 Order: Charadriiformes

Waders and Gulls

 Family: Scolopacidae

Latham's Snipe

 Gallinago hardwickii

 

 

 

 Family: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged Stilt

 Himantopus himantopus

 

 

 

Family: Charadriidae

Black-fronted Dotterel

Elseyornis melanops

Masked Lapwing

Vanellus miles

 

 

 

Order: Columbiformes

Doves and Pigeons

 Family: Columbidae

Rock Dove

Columba livia

Spotted Turtle-dove

Streptopelia chinensis

Bar-shouldered Dove

Geopelia humeralis

Common Bronzewing

Phaps chalcoptera

Crested Pigeon

Ocyphaps lophotes

 

 

 

 Order: Psittaciformes

Cockatoos

 Family: Cacatuidae

Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus funereus 

Gang-gang Cockatoo

Callocephalon fimbriatum

Galah

Cacatua roseicapilla

Long-billed Corella

Cacatua tenuirostris

Little Corella

Cacatua sanguinea

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Cacatua galerita

 

 

Lorikeets and Rosellas

Family: Psittacidae 

Rainbow Lorikeet

Trichoglossus haematodus

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus

Musk Lorikeet

Glossopsitta concinna

Little Lorikeet

Glossopsitta pusilla

Australian King-parrot

Alisterus scapularis

Swift Parrot

Lathamus discolor

Crimson Rosella

Platycercus elegans

Eastern Rosella

Platycercus eximius

Red-rumped Parrot

Psephotus haematonotus

 

 

 

 Order: Cuculiformes

Cuckoos

 Family: Cuculidae

Pallid Cuckoo

Cuculus pallidus 

Brush Cuckoo

Cacomantis variolosus 

Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Cacomantis flabelliformis 

Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo

Chrysococcyx basalis 

Shining Bronze-cuckoo

Chrysococcyx lucidus 

Common Koel

Eudynamys scolopacea 

Channel-billed Cuckoo

Scythrops novaehollandiae 

 

 

 

 Order: Strigiformes

Owls

 Family: Strigidae

Barking Owl

 Ninox conivens

Southern Boobook

 Ninox novaeseelandiae

 

 

 

 Family: Tytonidae

Barn Owl

Tyto alba

 

 

 

 Order: Caprimulgiformes

Frogmouths

 Family: Podargidae

Tawny Frogmouth

Podargus strigoides

 

 

Owlet-Nightjars

Family: Aegothelidae

Australian Owlet-nightjar

Aegotheles cristatus

 

 

 

Order: Apodiformes

Swifts

Family: Apodidae

White-throated Needletail

Hirundapus caudacutus

 

 

 

Order: Coraciiformes

Kingfishers

Family: Alcedinidae

Azure Kingfisher

Alcedo azurea

 

 

 

 Family: Halcyonidae

Laughing Kookaburra

Dacelo novaeguineae

Sacred Kingfisher

Todiramphus sanctus

 

 

 

Family: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eater

Merops ornatus

 

Family: Coraciidae

Dollarbird

Eurystomus orientalis

 

 

 

Order: Passeriformes

 

Family: Climacteridae

White-throated Treecreeper

Cormobates leucophaea

 

 

Fairy-Wrens

Family: Maluridae

Superb Fairy-wren

Malurus cyaneus

Variegated Fairy-wren

Malurus lamberti

 

 

 

Family: Pardalotidae

Spotted Pardalote

Pardalotus punctatus

Striated Pardalote

Pardalotus striatus

White-browed Scrubwren

Sericornis frontalis

Weebill

Smicrornis brevirostris

Brown Gerygone

Gerygone mouki

White throated Gerygone

Gerygone olivacea

Brown Thornbill

Acanthiza pusilla

Yellow-rumped Thornbill

Acanthiza chrysorrhoa

Yellow Thornbill

 Acanthiza nana

Striated Thornbill

 Acanthiza lineata

 

 

Honeyeaters

Family: Meliphagidae

Red Wattlebird

Anthochaera carunculata

Little Wattlebird

Anthochaera chrysoptera

Noisy Friarbird

Philemon corniculatus

Bell Miner

Manorina melanophrys

Noisy Miner

Manorina melanocephala

Lewin’s Honeyeater

Meliphaga lewinii

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

Lichenostomus chrysops

Fuscous Honeyeater

Lichenostomus fuscus

White-plumed Honeyeater

Lichenostomus penicillatus

White-naped Honeyeater

Melithreptus lunatus

New Holland Honeyeater

Phylidonyris novaehollandiae

Eastern Spinebill

Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris

Scarlet Honeyeater

Myzomela sanguinolenta

 

 

 

Family: Petroicidae

Jacky Winter

Microeca fascinanas

Scarlet Robin

Petroica multicolor

Flame Robin

Petroica phoenicea 

Red-capped Robin

Petroica goodenovii 

Rose Robin

Petroica rosea 

Eastern Yellow Robin

Eopsaltria australis 

 

 

 

Family: Cinclosomatidae

Eastern Whipbird

Psophodes olivaceus

 

 

Sittellas

Family: Neosittidae

Varied Sittella

Daphoenositta chrysoptera

 

 

 

Family: Pachycephalidae

Crested Shrike-tit

Falcunculus frontatus

Golden Whistler

Pachycephala pectoralis

Rufous Whistler

Pachycephala rufiventris

Grey Shrike-thrush

Colluricincla harmonica

 

 

 

Family: Dicruridae

Black-faced Monarch

Monarcha melanopsis

Leaden Flycatcher

Myiagra rubecula

Restless Fycatcher

Myiagra inquieta

Magpie Lark

Grallina cyanoleuca

Rufous Fantail

Rhipidura rufifrons

Grey Fantail

Rhipidura fuliginosa

Willie Wagtail

Rhipidura leucophrys

Spangled Drongo

Dicrurus bracteatus

 

 

Cuckoo-Shrikes

Family: Campephagidae

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

Coracina novaehollandiae

White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike

Coracina papuensis

White-winged Triller

Lalage sueurii

Cicadabird

Coracina tenuirostris

 

 

 

Family: Oriolidae

Olive-backed Oriole

Oriolus sagittatus

Figbird

Sphrcotheres viridis

 

 

 

Family: Artamidae

Masked Woodswallow

Artemus personatus

White-browed Woodswallow

Artemus superciliosus

Dusky Woodswallow

Artamus cyanopterus

Grey Butcherbird

Cracticus torquatus

Australian Magpie

Gymnorhina tibicen

Pied Currawong

Strepera graculina

 

 

Crows and Ravens

Family: Corvidae

Australian Raven

Corvus coronoides

Little Raven

Corvus mellori

 

 

 

Family: Corcoracidae

White-winged Chough

Corcorax melanorhamphos

 

 

 

Family: Ptilinorhynchidae

Satin Bowerbird

Ptilonorhynchus violaceus

 

 

 

Family: Alaudidae

Skylark

Alauda arvensis

 

 

 

Family: Motacillidae

Richard's Pipit

Anthus novaeseelandiae

 

 

 

Family: Passeridae

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

Zebra Finch

Taeniopygia guttata

Double-barred Finch

Taeniopygia bichenovii

Red-browed Finch

Neochmia temporalis

Nutmeg Mannikin

Lonchura punctulata

Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

Lonchura castaneothorax

 

 

Finches

Family: Fringillidae

European Goldfinch

*Carduelis carduelis

 

 

 

Family: Dicaeidae

Mistletoe Bird

Dicaeum hirundinaceum

 

 

Swallows

Family: Hirundinidiae

White-backed Swallow

Cheramoeca leucosternus

Tree Martin

Hirondo nigricans

Welcome Swallow

Hirundo neoxena

Fairy Martin

Hirondo ariel

 

 

 

Family: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Pycnonotus jocosus

 

 

 

Family: Sylviidae

Clamorous Reed-warbler

Acrocephalus stentoreus

Little Grassbird

Megalurua gramineus

Rufous Songlark

Cincloramphus mathewsi

Golden-headed Cisticola

Cisticola exilis

 

 

 

Family: Zosteropidae

Silvereye

Zosterops lateralis

 

 

 

Family: Musciapidae

Bassian Thrush

Zoothera lunulata

Common Blackbird

Turdus merula

 

 

Starlings

Family: Sturnidae

Common Mynah

Acridotheres tristis

Common Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

 

 

Mammals

Class: Mammalia

Monotremes

Order: Monotremata

 

Family: Tachyglossidae

Short-beaked Echidna

Tachyglossus aculeatus

 

 

Marsupial or pouched mammals

Order: Diprotodonta

Kangaroos and Wallabies

Family: Macropodidae

Common wallaroo

Macropus robustus

Swamp wallaby

Wallabia bicolor

 

 

Possums

Family: Phalangeridae

Common Brushtail Possum

Trichosurus vulpecula

 

 

 

Family: Pseudocheiridae

Common Ringtail Possum

Pseudocheirius peregrinus

 

 

Placental mammals

Order: Chiroptera

 

Family: Pteropodidae

Grey-headed Flying Fox

Pteropus poliocephalus

 

 

Bats

Family: Vespertilionidae

Gould's Wattled Bat

Chalinolobus gouldii

Eastern False Pipistrelle

Falsistrellus tasmaniensis

Eastern Bentwing-bat

Miniopterus schreibersii

Large footed Myotis

Myotis adversus

Lesser long-eared bat

Nyctophilus geoffroyi

Gould's Long-eared Bat

Nyctophilus gouldi

Greater Broard-nosed Bat

Scoteanax rueppellii

Little Forest Bat

Vespadelus vulturnus

 

 

 

Family: Molossidae

East-coast Freetail Bat

Mormopterus norfolkensis

White-striped Freetail Bat

Nyctinomus australis

 

 

 

Order: Fissipedia

Dogs and Foxes

Family: Canidae

Fox

*Vulpes vulpes

 

 

 

Order: Lagomorpha

Rabbits and Hares

Family: Leporidae

Brown Hare

*Lepus capensis

Rabbit

*Oryctolagus cuniculus

 

 

 

Order: Rodenta

Rats and mice

Family: Muridae

House mouse

*Mus musculus

Black rat

*Rattus rattus