Significant Wildlife of the Northern Flinders Ranges

Rainbow Bee-eater

The following Flora and Fauna of the Northern Flinders Ranges is considered significant by the Federal Government of Australia. The tag ‘significant’, however, comes at a steep price:

Threatened species may be: Extinct (EE) , Critically Endangered (CE), Endangered (E), Vulnerable (V).

This pictorial list of the species is taken from the area of Copley, Leigh Creek and north and east of, as shown in the report parameter at the end of the images.

Other significant and fortunately not significant but otherwise wonderful and welcome species are not included, but will be added to the report as feedback arrives.

Driving carefully and no faster than 90km in the Flinders Ranges is one easy way of preserving our wildlife and also arriving safely to your destination.

Enjoy!

 

BIRDS

Thick-billed Grasswren

Thick-billed Grasswren – V

Short-tailed Grasswren (Flinders Ranges)

Short-tailed Grasswren (Flinders Ranges) – V

 

curlew sandpiper

Curlew Sandpiper – CE

 

night parrot

Night Parrot – E

 

Australian Painted Snipe

Australian Painted Snipe – E

Fish

Spotted Gudgeon

Flinders Ranges Mogurnda, Spotted Gudgeon – V

Mammals

Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby

Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby – V

 

Plains Rat

Plains Rat – V

Plants

Acacia menzelii

Acacia menzelii – V

 

Slender Bell Fruit, Camel Poison

Slender Bell Fruit, Camel Poison – V

 

Frankenia plicata

Frankenia plicata – E

 

Desert Greenhood

Desert Greenhood – V

Reptiles

Flinders Worm Lizard

Flinders Worm Lizard – V

Migratory Birds

Migratory Marine Birds

Fork Tailed swift

Fork Tailed swift

Migratory Terrestrial Species

Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

 

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

Migratory Wetlands Species

Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

 

Sharp tailed sandpiper

Sharp tailed Sandpiper

 

curlews andpiper

Curlew Sandpiper

 

Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

 

Oriental Plover

Oriental Plover

 

Great Egret

Great Egret

 

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

 

Sharp tailed sandpiper

Sharp tailed Sandpiper

 

White Bellied Sea Eagle

White Bellied Sea Eagle

 

Silver Gull

Silver Gull

 

Rainbow Bee-eater

Rainbow Bee-eater

 

Common Greenshank

Common Greenshank

 

Australian Painted Snipe

Australian Painted Snipe

Information captured from:

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Editor note:

This report generated and edited by the William Light Foundation (WLF) for the benefit of the wider communities, concerned with issues of conservation, ecology, sustainability, water and managing risks of encroachments to local life and species, significant or not, for the benefit of nature and the communities that love , rely and depend upon it. 

Any reliance upon the information of this report should first be tested in alignment or not to the public good and then explored elsewhere in International Law, Treaties, UN Obligations, National Heritage, UNESCO, and a variety of other round tables that often spin a direction not necessarily aligned to that of conservation or local community good. 

Recognize it, love it, protect it…the beginning of the story.

 

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5 Comments on "Significant Wildlife of the Northern Flinders Ranges"

  1. Hi Rosetta Moon! I’m always blown away by the diversity in the Flinders. The Rock Wallabies, Wedgetails and myriad of Lizards I see every time I visit are truly awesone inspiring. Thanks for pointing out all of the other critters and plants that call the area home as well. Who knows what else is out there awaiting discovery?!?
    Keep up the good work!
    Hoff

  2. Get up to the retention dam, which is south of the now closed Leigh Creek Coal Mine and you will get to see some of these beauties in their habitat. The little bee eaters are quite populous up that way and there are plenty of egrets, musk ducks, swans and pellekans . Nice report, look forward to my next trip up that way.

  3. Margaret Howe | January 8, 2018 at 1:10 am | Reply

    Nice showcase of the birds and other animals. One suggestion is to add the species that are listed in the communities report which was integral to saving the sanctuary. Here they are:

    Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus
    Darter Anhinga melanogaster
    Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius
    Little Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
    Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
    Little Black Cormorant Phalacrorax sulcirostris
    Hoary-Headed Grebe Poliocephalus poliocephalus
    Australiasian Grebe Tachybabtus novaehollandiae
    Black Swan Cygnus atratus
    Hardhead (White-eyed Duck) Aythya australis
    Australian Wood Duck Chenonetta jubata
    Black-Tailed native-Hen Gallinula ventralis
    Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
    White-faced Heron Egretta (Ardea) novaehollandiae
    Great Egret Ardea alba
    Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles
    Red-kneed Dotterel Erythrogonys cinctus
    Red-capped Plover Charadrius ruficapillus
    Black-fronted Dotterel Elseyornis (Charadrius ) melanops
    Inland Dotterel Charadrius (Peltohyas) australis
    Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
    Silver Gull Larus novaehollandiae
    Whiskered (Marsh) Tern Chlidonias hybrida
    Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica
    Black kite Milvus migrans
    Whistling Kite Haliastur (Milvis) sphenurus
    Wedge-tailed Eagle Aquila audax
    Clamorous Reed- Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus
    Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttat
    Emu Dromaius novaehollindiae
    Little Eagle Hieraaetus morphnoides
    Brown Falcon Falco berigora
    Nankeen (Australian Kestrel) Falco cenchroides
    Diamond Dove Geopelia cuneata
    Crested Pigeon Ocyphaps (Geophaps) lophotes
    Little Corella Cacatua sanguinea
    Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulates
    Australian Ringneck Barnardius zonarius
    Red-Backed Kingfisher Todiramphus pyrrhopygia
    Splendid Fairy-Wren Malurus splendens
    Willie Wagtail Rhipidura Leucophrys
    Magpie-lark Grallina cyanoleuca
    Little Crow Corvus Bennetti
    Fairy Martin Hirundo ariel
    Weebill Smicrornis brevirostris.

  4. Roger Hamilton | January 8, 2018 at 1:54 am | Reply

    There are more fish as well that don’t appear on your report/article, don’t know if they rank as significant but they are there and can be found in a PIRSA report:

    http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/281580/Confirming_the_presence_of_common_carp_Cyprinus_carpio_within_the_Alinta_mine_complex_and_Leigh_Creek._A_brief_communication_to_Biosecurity_SA.pdf

    They are present in the Telford Creek and the Retention Dam ( stinker of a name!!)

    Spangled Grunter ( Leiopotherapon unicolour)
    Desert Goby ( Chlamydogobius eremius )
    Bony Herring ( Nematolosa erebi )
    Eastern Gambusia ( Gambusia holbrooki )

  5. There are many more endangered species that are contained in the 1999 Flinders Ranges Bio Survey.

    https://data.environment.sa.gov.au/Content/Publications/Flinders-Ranges-BioSurvey.pdf

    http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/spratlookupspecies.pl?name=Nankeen+kestrel&searchtype=Wildcard

    http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/spratlookupspecies.pl?name=Thick+Billed+Grass+wren&searchtype=Wildcard

    http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/spratlookupspecies.pl?name=Plains+wanderer+&searchtype=Wildcard

    http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/spratlookupspecies.pl?name=Chestnut+rumped+&searchtype=Wildcard

    http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/spratlookupspecies.pl?name=Blue+winged+parrot+&searchtype=Wildcard

    http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/spratlookupspecies.pl?name=painted+button+quail+&searchtype=Wildcard

    http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/spratlookupspecies.pl?name=short+tailed+grass+wren+&searchtype=Wildcard

    http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/spratlookupspecies.pl?name=Peregrine+falcon&searchtype=Wildcard

    http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/spratlookupspecies.pl?name=Glossy+ibis&searchtype=Wildcard

    http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/spratlookupspecies.pl?name=red+throat&searchtype=Wildcard

    http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/spratlookupspecies.pl?name=Bassian+thrush+&searchtype=Wildcard

    http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/spratlookupspecies.pl?name=Tree+martin&searchtype=Wildcard

    Hope this helps 🙂

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