Wandoan Wanderings

March 17, 2011

A summary of a week's worth of fauna searches in the Wandoan region, with some interesting sightings particularly of frogs and birds.


This is a summary of a recent fauna survey in the Wandoan region.  I can't share exact locations however all records are within 50km of the town of Wandoan.

Locations visited

Wandoan

Wildlife

Butterflies 21 species
White-banded Plane (Phaedyma shepherdi) 1
Common Grass-blue (Zizina labradus) 1
Monarch (Danaus plexippus) 1
White-banded Line-blue (Nacaduba kurava) 1
Common Evening-brown (Melanitis leda) 1
Lesser Wanderer (Danaus chrysippus) 1
Dingy Ringlet, Grey Ringlet (Hypocysta pseudirius) 1
White Migrant (Catopsilia pyranthe) 1
Northern Jezabel, Scarlet Jezebel (Delias argenthona) 1
Caper Gull (Cepora perimale) 1
Caper White (Belenois java) 1
Blue Tiger (Tirumala hamata) 1
Meadow Argus (Junonia villida) 1
Blue Argus (Junonia orithya) 1
Banded Grass-skipper, Parvula Skipper (Toxidia parvulus) 1
Chequered Swallowtail (Papilio demoleus) 1
Glasswing (Acraea andromacha) 1
Small Grass-yellow (Eurema smilax) 1
Varied Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina) 1
Common Crow (Euploea core) 1
Large Citrus Butterfly, Orchard Butterfly, Orchard Swallowtail (Papilio aegeus) 1
Mammals 11 species
House Mouse (Mus musculus) 1
Delicate Mouse (Pseudomys delicatulus) 1
Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) 1
Black-striped Wallaby (Macropus dorsalis) 1
Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolor) 1
Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) 1
Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) 1
Brown Hare (Lepus capensis) 1
Rufous Bettong (Aepyprymnus rufescens) 1
Red-necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) 1
Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) 1
Land Birds 112 species
Eastern Barn Owl (Tyto delicatula) 1
Horsfield's Bush Lark (Mirafra javanica) 1
Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina) 1
Torresian Crow (Corvus orru) 1
Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) 1
Inland Thornbill (Acanthiza apicalis) 1
Little Friarbird (Philemon citreogularis) 1
Maned Duck (Chenonetta jubata) 1
Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis) 1
Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) 1
Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) 1
Australian Raven (Corvus coronoides) 1
Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata) 1
Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides) 1
Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) 1
Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis) 1
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis) 1
Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora) 1
Australasian Shoveler (Anas rhynchotis) 1
Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus) 1
Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis) 1
Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa) 1
Brown Falcon (Falco berigora) 1
Stubble Quail (Coturnix pectoralis) 1
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) 1
Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax) 1
Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) 1
Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 1
Red-backed Fairywren (Malurus melanocephalus) 1
Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis) 1
Spotted Bowerbird (Chlamydera maculata) 1
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus) 1
Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea) 1
Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) 1
Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata) 1
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus) 1
Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) 1
Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus) 1
Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) 1
New Zealand Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae) 1
Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) 1
Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) 1
White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanoramphos) 1
White-throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus) 1
Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter cirrocephalus) 1
Grey Teal (Anas gracilis) 1
Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii) 1
Oriental Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis) 1
Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) 1
White-eared Honeyeater (Lichenostomus leucotis) 1
Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula) 1
Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) 1
Little Lorikeet (Glossopsitta pusilla) 1
Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus) 1
Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus) 1
Australian Hobby (Falco longipennis) 1
Hoary-headed Grebe (Poliocephalus poliocephalus) 1
Bluebonnet (Northiella haematogaster) 1
Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus) 1
White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) 1
Brown-headed Honeyeater (Melithreptus brevirostris) 1
Pacific Koel (Eudynamys orientalis) 1 Heard only
Yellow Thornbill (Acanthiza nana) 1
White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorynchus) 1
Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) 1
Australian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus) 1
Grey Shrikethrush (Colluricincla harmonica) 1
Speckled Warbler (Pyrrholaemus sagittatus) 1
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) 1
Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis) 1
Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) 1
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza uropygialis) 1
Striped Honeyeater (Plectorhyncha lanceolata) 1
Singing Honeyeater (Lichenostomus virescens) 1 Heard only
Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum) 1
Rufous Songlark (Cincloramphus mathewsi) 1
Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) 1
Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) 1
Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus) 1
Buff-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza reguloides) 1
Ground Cuckooshrike (Coracina maxima) 1
Plumed Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna eytoni) 1
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) 1
Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala) 1
Wandering Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna arcuata) 1
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1
Weebill (Smicrornis brevirostris) 1
Shining Bronze Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx lucidus) 1
Common Cicadabird (Coracina tenuirostris) 1
Yellow-throated Miner (Manorina flavigula) 1
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis) 1
Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus) 1
Glossy Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami) 1 Not seen, but freshly chewed Belah nuts found
Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis) 1
Eastern Cattle Egret (Bubulcus coromandus) 1
Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis) 1 Heard only
Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles) 1
Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes) 1
White-bellied Cuckooshrike (Coracina papuensis) 1
Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis) 1
Yellow-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza chrysorrhoa) 1
Noisy Friarbird (Philemon corniculatus) 1
White-throated Nightjar (Eurostopodus mystacalis) 1 Heard only
White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica) 1
Tree Martin (Petrochelidon nigricans) 1
Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis) 1
Black-faced Cuckooshrike (Coracina novaehollandiae) 1
Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Lichenostomus chrysops) 1
Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus) 1
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) 1
White-throated Gerygone (Gerygone olivacea) 1
Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta) 1
Damselflies 1 species
Wandering Ringtail (Austrolestes leda) 1
Dragonflies 3 species
Blue Skimmer (Orthetrum caledonicum) 1
Scarlet Percher (Diplacodes haematodes) 1
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) 1
Bats 1 species
Gould's Long-eared Bat (Nyctophilus gouldi) 1
Amphibians 12 species
Salmon Striped Frog (Limnodynastes salmini) 1
Ornate Burrowing Frog (Limnodynastes ornatus) 1
Desert Tree Frog (Litoria rubella) 1
Cane Toad (Rhinella marinus) 1
Long-thumbed Frog (Limnodynastes fletcheri) 1
Broad-palmed Frog (Litoria latopalmata) 1
Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea) 1
Peron's Tree Frog (Litoria peronii) 1
Striped Burrowing Frog (Cyclorana alboguttata) 1
Crucifix Frog (Notaden bennettii) 1
Spotted Grass Frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis) 1
Wrinkled Toadlet (Uperoleia rugosa) 1
Terrestrial Reptiles 20 species
Dubious Dtella (Gehyra dubia) 1
Firetail Skink (Morethia taeniopleura) 1
Yellow-spotted Monitor (Varanus panoptes) 1
Spotted Python (Antaresia maculosa) 1
Bynoe's Gecko (Heteronotia binoei) 1
Open-litter Rainbow-skink (Carlia pectoralis) 1
Wood Gecko (Diplodactylus vittatus) 1
Eastern Mulch-slider (Lerista fragilis) 1
Tree-base Litter-skink (Lygisaurus foliorum) 1
Cryptoblepharus pulcher 1 Also an individual that was either C. australis or C. pannosus in the same tree
Robust Ctenotus (Ctenotus robustus) 1 Dead individual found on a track. Probably dropped by bird.
Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis) 1
Lace Monitor (Varanus varius) 1
Yellow-faced Whip Snake (Demansia psammophis) 1
Black-headed Monitor (Varanus tristis) 1
Eastern Snake-necked Turtle (Chelodina longicollis) 1
Eastern Blue-tongue (Tiliqua scincoides) 1
Eastern Hooded Scaly-foot (Pygopus schraderi) 1
Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus) 1
Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) 1

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