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The first bird list was supplied by Mr Graham Carpenter, Native Vegetation Branch, Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
The list is supplemented by observations by Mr Conway Smith and other Friends members.
Click on a bird name for information, photographs and sounds of that bird (where available).

Common name  Scientific name SA ML PK  Comments
Blackbird Turdus merula C C C  
Southern boobook  Ninox novaeseelandiae C C U  
Brush bronzewing Phaps elegans U U R  
Common bronzewing  Phaps chalcoptera C C C  
Cockatiel  Nymphicus Hollandicus     R One only seen
Sulphur-crested cockatoo Cacatua galerita     U Occ. groups
Yellow-tailed black cockatoo Calyptorhynchus funereus V V C Wandering flocks all area
Coot Fulica atra     C Resident
Little corella Cacatua sanguinea     U Occasional flocks
Large black cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo      U Visitor
Little black cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris     U Visitor
Little pied cormorant Phalacrocorex melanoleucos     U Visitor
Marsh crake Porzana pusilla     R Unconfirmed, voice recording
Black-eared cuckoo Chrysococcyx asculans     R/s Unconfirmed voice
Horsefield’s bronze-cuckoo Chrysococcyx basalis C C U/s  
Shining bronze-cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus R R R/s   
Fantailed cuckoo Cuculus pyrrhophanus C C U/s  
Black-faced cuckoo-shrike Coracina novaehollandiae C C U  
Black-winged currawong     One pair 1996, more 1997. 
 
Strepera melanoptera 
 
 
    U One pair with white wing patch, others with no wing patch. 
?albino seen Nara, Stlg East
Grey currawong Strepera versicolor U U U See black-winged
Spotted turtle-dove* Streptopelia chinensis  C C U  
Black duck Anas superciliosa     C Resident
Mallard (hybrid) duck       U None in 1996 
Mountain (hybrid) duck       U One only, occ. on lake
White-eyed duck Aythya australis     C Autumn/winter
Wood duck Chenonetta jubate     C Resident - but moves about area
Wedge-tailed eagle Aquila audux     U  
Black falcon Falco subniger     U One only so far
Peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus     U  
Grey fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa C C C  
Red-browed firetail Emblema temporalis C C C  
Tawny frogmouth Podargus strigoides  C C U  
Galah Cacatua roseicapilla C C C Wanders all areas in groups
European goldfinch* Carduelis carduelis C C C/s  
Brown goshawk Accipiter fasciatus C C R  
Australian little grebe Podiceps novaehollandiae      U Irregular appearances
European greenfinch* Carduelis chloris C C U/s  
White-faced heron Ardea novaehollandiae     U Visitor
White-necked heron Ardea pacifica     R Visitor
Nankeen ("Rufous") Night Heron  Nycticorax caledonicus C   R  
Brown-headed honeyeater Melithreptus brevirostris C C U  
Crescent honeyeater Phylidonyris Pyrrhoptera C C C  
New Holland honeyeater Phylidonyris novaehollandiae C C C  
White-naped honeyeater Melithreptus lunatus C C C Mostly summer
Yellow-faced honeyeater Lichenostomus chrysops C C C  
Kestrel  Falco cenchroides     U Overhead soaring, summer
Sacred kingfisher Halcyon sancta C C U Occ. summer vistor
Black-shouldered kite Elanus notatus     U  
Laughing kookaburra  Dacelo novaeguineae  C C C Regular vocal renderings
Musk lorikeet Glossopsitta concinna C C U Summer visitor
Purple-crowned lorikeet Glossopsitta porphyrocephala  C C U  
Rainbow lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus C C C  
Australian magpie Gymnorhina tibicen C C C  
Australian magpie-lark Grallina cyanoleuca  C C U  
Tree martin Cecropis nigricans C C U  
Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum C C U  
Dusky moorhen  Gallinula tenebrasa     C Resident
Barking owl  Ninox connivens     U Suspected voice source
Spotted pardalote Pardalotus punctatus  U U U  
Striated pardalote Pardalotus striatus C C U  
Red-rumped parrot  Psephotus haematonotus C C U  
Crested pigeon Ocyphaps Lophotes C   U Madurta Reserve
Masked plover 
(Australian spur winged plover)
Vanellus novaehollandiae     U/C  
Little quail Turnix velox     R  
Little raven Corvus mellori C C C  
Scarlet robin Petroica multicolor C C U  
Adelaide rosella Platycercus elegansxflaveolus  C C C  
Eastern rosella Platycercus eximius     V ?Sir Mark Oliphant Cons. Pk Scott Ck.
Crested shrike-tit Falcunculus frontatus V V R Bred 1980
Silvereye Zosterops lateralis C C C  
Black-capped sittella Neositta pileata     U Wooded area
Varied sittella Daphoenositta chrysoptera C C U See black-capped
House sparrow* Passer domesticus C C U  
Eastern spinebill Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris C C C  
Common starling*  Sturnus vulgaris C C C  
Welcome swallow  Hirundo neoexna     U Occasional visitor
White-backed swallow Cheramocca leucosterna     R Irregular visitor 
Fork tailed swift  Apus pacificus     On autumn mig.
Chestnut teal Anas castana     U Occ. winter visitor
Grey teal Anas gibberfrons     U Visitor
Brown thornbill Acanthiza pusilla C C U  
Buff-rumped thornbill Acanthiza reguloides C C U  
Yellow-rumped thornbill Acanthiza chrysorrhoa C C U  
Striated thornbill Acanthiza lineata C C C  
White’s thrush Zoothera dauma R V R  
Australian ground thrush Zoothera dauma     U Same name as Whites Thrush - W. Asia?
Grey shrikethrush Colluricincla harmonica C C C  
White-throated tree-creeper Cormobates leucophaea U U C Heard more than seen
Willie wagtail  Rhipidura leucophrys C C R  
Reed warbler Acrocephalus australis     U/s Less frequent than 1980’s
Little wattlebird Anthochaera chrysoptera U U U  
Red wattlebird Anthochaera carunculata C C C  
Golden whistler Pachycephala pectoralis C C C Distinctive song
Rufous whistler Pachycephala rufiventris C C U/s Numbers seem to vary each year
Dusky woodswallow Artamus cyanopterus C C U  
Superb fairywren Malurus cyaneus C C C  
White-browed scrub-wren Sericornis frontalis C C C Mostly secretive but resident
Region:
PK – Woorabinda Bushland Reserves
ML – Mount Lofty Ranges
SA – South Australia

Status:
C – Common – readily observed, often in large numbers
U – Uncommon – less readily observed, usually in low numbers
R – Rare – not readily observed, or infrequent visitor in low numbers
V – Very rare – rarely observed

 /s–spring-summer visitor only
 *–Introduced species
 ?–observed close to but not in Park areas.

 

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