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Wingecarribee's Most Wanted

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These are the interesting and rare plants, animals, fungi, insects and invertebrates that we are really keen to hear about. Some of these entities are threatened or vulnerable to extinction, and we need to know how they are tracking. Threatened species will be listed on the web page as very sensitive so that their actual location is kept private.

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Anthochaera phrygia (Regent Honeyeater)

Anthochaera phrygia
Anthochaera phrygia

Rare, breeding visitor. Declared Critically Endangered in ACT, NSW and Commonwealth. One of Australia’s rarest birds with less than 250 birds in NSW. Migrates through corridors in the Wingecarribee Shire to breeding and feeding grounds further north. Likes grassy box woodlands such as found ... Continue reading

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Botaurus poiciloptilus (Australasian Bittern)

Botaurus poiciloptilus
Botaurus poiciloptilus
Botaurus poiciloptilus
Botaurus poiciloptilus
Botaurus poiciloptilus
Botaurus poiciloptilus

Non-breeding vagrant. Declared Endangered in NSW and Nationally. The Australasian Bittern is a large, stocky bird, reaching up to 75 cm in length. It has a long, thick neck and a straight, brownish-yellow bill. Its upper surface is mottled brown and its undersurface is buff, with dark brown stripes... Continue reading

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Description:Perennial, rhizomatous herb with prostrate to ascending branches to 50 cm long, glabrous except for ocassional multicellular, conical hairs. Leaves mainly glabrous, basal and cauline, alternate, most leaves sessile or subamplexicaule, except for the ocassional basal leaf with base-like ... Continue reading

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Burhinus grallarius (Bush Stone-curlew)

Burhinus grallarius
Burhinus grallarius
Burhinus grallarius
Burhinus grallarius
Burhinus grallarius
Burhinus grallarius

Declared Endangered in NSW. The bush stone-curlew is one of NSW's most recognisable woodland bird species, with its gangly legs and large yellow eyes. It has a grey to light-brown back, marked with black blotches, buff and white underparts with dark streaks and a black band that runs from near its ... Continue reading

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Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo)

Callocephalon fimbriatum Male
Callocephalon fimbriatum Male and Female
Callocephalon fimbriatum Female
Callocephalon fimbriatum
Callocephalon fimbriatum
Callocephalon fimbriatum

Breeding resident/altitudinal migrant. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.... Continue reading

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Calyptorhynchus lathami (Glossy Black-Cockatoo)

Calyptorhynchus lathami
Calyptorhynchus lathami
Calyptorhynchus lathami Male (left) and Female (right)
Calyptorhynchus lathami
Calyptorhynchus lathami
Calyptorhynchus lathami

Glossy Black-Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami)are one of the more threatened species of cockatoo in Australia and are listed as vulnerable in NSW and the ACT. Nature Map are working with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Saving Our Species program in an ongoing Special Project to map the... Continue reading

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Cercartetus nanus (Eastern Pygmy Possum)

Cercartetus nanus
Cercartetus nanus
Cercartetus nanus
Cercartetus nanus
Cercartetus nanus
Cercartetus nanus

Listed as vulnerable in NSW. Unequivocally Australia’s cutest mammal. Once found throughout the Southern Highlands, now only where intact vegetation remains. Shelters in tree hollows, rotten stumps, holes in the ground, abandoned bird-nests, possum dreys or thickets of vegetation.... Continue reading

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Chalinolobus dwyeri (Large-eared Pied Bat)

Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable A small to medium-sized bat with long, prominent ears and glossy black fur. The lower body has broad white fringes running under the wings and tail-membrane, meeting in a V-shape in the pubic area. This species is one of the wattled bats, with small lobes of s... Continue reading

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Climacteris picumnus (Brown Treecreeper)

Climacteris picumnus
Climacteris picumnus
Climacteris picumnus
Climacteris picumnus
Climacteris picumnus
Climacteris picumnus

Rare, breeding resident. Eastern sub-species declared Vulnerable in the ACT and NSW. The Brown Treecreeper, Australia’s largest treecreeper, is a grey-brown bird with black streaking on the lower breast and belly and black bars on the undertail. Pale buff bands across the flight feathers are ... Continue reading

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Dasyornis brachypterus (Eastern Bristlebird)

Dasyornis brachypterus Eastern Bristlebird - Booderee - Jervis Bay
Dasyornis brachypterus Eastern Bristlebird - Booderee - Jervis Bay
Dasyornis brachypterus Eastern Bristlebird - Booderee - Jervis Bay
Dasyornis brachypterus
Dasyornis brachypterus
Dasyornis brachypterus

Eastern Bristlebirds are medium-sized, long-tailed, brown and rufous birds. They are shy and cryptic and mostly occur in dense, coastal vegetation. They are declared Endangered in NSW.... Continue reading

Euastacus dharawalus (Fitroy Falls Spiny Crayfish)

Euastacus dharawalus Euastacus dharawalus clear orange spines. Photo by Felicity Sturgiss.
Euastacus dharawalus Euastacus dharawalus features,
Euastacus dharawalus E dharawalus purple claw by Felicity Sturgiss.
Euastacus dharawalus
Euastacus dharawalus
Euastacus dharawalus

https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/threatened-species/what-current/critically/fitzroy-falls-spiny-crayfish/ffsc... Continue reading

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Eucalyptus macarthurii (Paddys River Box)

Paddys River Box or Camden Woollybutt is a threatened Eucalyptus found in the Southern Highlands. It is often associated with the Southern Highlands Shale Forest and Woodland TEC.... Continue reading

Falsistrellus tasmaniensis (Eastern False Pipistrelle)

Declared vulnerable in NSW. The Eastern False Pipistrelle is relatively large with a head-body length of about 65 mm. It weighs up to 28 grams. It is dark to reddish-brown above and paler grey on its underside. It has long slender ears set well back on the head and some sparse hair on the nose. It... Continue reading

Heleioporus australiacus (Giant Burrowing Frog)

Heleioporus australiacus
Heleioporus australiacus
Heleioporus australiacus
Heleioporus australiacus

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Hoplocephalus bungaroides (Broad-headed Snake)

Hoplocephalus bungaroides Blue Mountains specimen, photo Patrick Campbell
Hoplocephalus bungaroides Morton National Park specimen, photo Nige Hartley
Hoplocephalus bungaroides
Hoplocephalus bungaroides

The Broad-headed Snake is generally black above with yellow spots forming narrow, irregular cross-bands. Other yellow scales may link these cross-bands laterally to form a straight or zigzagged stripe along the body. These cross-bands help distinguish it from the similar-looking but harmless juvenil... Continue reading

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Isoodon obesulus obesulus (Southern Brown Bandicoot)

Litoria aurea (Green and Golden Bell Frog)

Litoria aurea
Litoria aurea
Litoria aurea
Litoria aurea
Litoria aurea
Litoria aurea

Current conservation status: Endangered (NSW), Nationally Vulnerable. Distribution: Previously widely distributed in the Southern Highlands and Monaro.... Continue reading

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Litoria booroolongensis (Booroolong Frog)

The Booroolong Frog is a medium sized tree frog, with adults growing to about 5 cm. Their body-colour may be grey, olive or brown with indistinct black markings. The abdomen is white. The skin usually has a slightly warty appearance. The fingers and toes have well developed discs, and the toes are s... Continue reading

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Litoria littlejohni (Heath Frog)

Litoria littlejohni
Litoria littlejohni
Litoria littlejohni
Litoria littlejohni
Litoria littlejohni
Litoria littlejohni

Mixophyes balbus (Stuttering Frog)

Mixophyes balbus
Mixophyes balbus

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