Fauna

FAUNA

  • Wild Budgies

 

Bird and animal observations are an important part of our field trips to the GVD. Some photos taken by our members appear above.

More photos and information on the rarely seen Wipu Wara (Princess Parrot) can be found here.

The Friends compiled Birds of the Mamungari Conservation Park in 2007using lists from Friends' visits to Mamungari and Birds Australia's The New Atlas of Australian Birds. The list is in brochure form – please print it to take with you if you are visiting the GVD.

You might also wish to take the following list of birds which Mark Shephard's book (see Facts and Figures) identifies as 'common or widespread' in the GVD:

Brown falcon, Falco berigora
Crested pigeon, Ocyphaps lophotes
Ringneck parrot, Barnardius zonarius
Mulga parrot, Psephotus varius
Red-capped robin, Petroica goodenovii
Hooded robin, Melanodryas culcullata
Rufous whistler, Pachycephala rufiventris
Grey shrike-thrush, Collurincincla harmonica
Crested bellbird, Oreoica gutturalis
Willie wagtail, Rhipidura leucophrys
Splendid fairy-wren, Malurus splendens
White-browed babbler, Pomatostomus superciliosus
Variegated fairy-wren, Malurus lamberti
Chestnut-rumped thornbill, Acanthiza uropygialis
Southern whiteface, Aphelocephala leucopsis
Spiny-cheeked honeyeater, Acanthogenys rufogularis
Yellow-throated miner, Manorina flavigula
Singing honeyeater, Lichenostomus virescens
Grey-fronted honeyeater, Lichenostomus plumulus
White-fronted honeyeater, Phylidonyris albifrons
Mistletoebird, Dicaceum hirundinaceum
Black-faced wood-swallow, Artamus cinereus
 
Unfortunately, the GVD is also home to many feral camels.  The camels wreak havoc on the local vegetation as you can see here.