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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

Common, breeding resident/altitudinal migrant. Declared Vulnerable in NSW. Declared Sensitive Species NSW. Gang-gang Cockatoos are one of the more distinctive and charismatic members of Australia's avifauna. These birds are primarily slate-grey, with the males easily identified by their scarlet hea... 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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Chthonicola sagittata (Speckled Warbler)

Declared Vulnerable in NSW. The Speckled Warbler is a small well-camouflaged very heavily streaked ground-dwelling bird related to the scrubwrens, reaching a length of 13cm. The back, wings and tail are grey-brown, with soft dark streaks. The black crown is distinctively streaked with buff. The und... 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)

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

Hoplocephalus bungaroides (Broad-headed Snake)

Hoplocephalus bungaroides Sydney Basin specimen, photo Patrick Campbell
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 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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Ninox strenua (Powerful Owl)

Ninox strenua
Ninox strenua
Ninox strenua
Ninox strenua
Ninox strenua
Ninox strenua

Rare, breeding resident. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.... Continue reading

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Erect to spreading shrub, young branchlets glabrous to sparsely hairy. Leaves subterete and prominently channelled above, 1.2–2.3 cm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, strongly incurved, smooth, sparsely hairy when young, soon glabrescent. Inflorescences growing on into a leafy shoot; flowers mostly subt... Continue reading

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Erect shrub, young branchlets sparsely to moderately hairy. Leaves linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 0.8–2.4 cm long, usually 1.0–2.0 mm wide, flat or convex, with recurved margins, sometimes recurved towards the tip, glabrous to sparsely hairy when immature, glabrescent when mature, smo... Continue reading

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