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Nillumbik Shire Council

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Nillumbik is a semi-rural environment which is home to a beautiful range of indigenous flora, fauna and habitats. Areas of remnant vegetation are somewhat representative to those prior to European settlement. A large proportion of Nillumbik is covered with remnant indigenous vegetation in a range of types, condition and varying conservation status. The main types of vegetation found are Grassy Dry Forest, Valley Grassy Forest, Heathy Dry Forest, and Herb-rich Foothill Forest. Nillumbik supports a high proportion of threatened fauna species, with approximately 72 species listed as threatened in Victoria and 12 listed as threatened in Australia. This includes an important population of Brush-tailed Phascogale as well as some of the only populations of Eltham Copper Butterfly. The Shire supports resident populations of several threatened bird species such as Powerful Owl and Barking Owl and is also occasionally visited by threatened migratory birds such as the Lewin's Rail, Swift Parrot and Regent Honeyeater.

  • Kim Tarpey identified a sighting

    Sighting White Faced Heron

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    Sighted 24 Apr 2019
    Kim Tarpey 29 April 2019
    Egretta novaehollandiae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Ciconiiformes: Ardeidae: Egretta: novaehollandiae
    Common Names: Herons, White-faced Heron
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  • Kim Tarpey added a sighting

    White Faced Heron

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    Sighted 24 Apr 2019
    Pettys Orchards, 1 Homestead Road, Templestowe. Victoria 3106

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  • Kim Tarpey identified a sighting

    Sighting Chestnut Teals - immature

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    Sighted 24 Apr 2019
    Kim Tarpey 28 April 2019
    Anas
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Anseriformes: Anatidae: Anas
    Kim Tarpey says

    Anas castanea Antidae I couldn't get anymore info to come up for this on the Bowerbird id so have resorted to manual id on the comments page. I puzzled over the plumage of these ducks and am proposing that they are immature male Chestnut teals. I have seen a pair nesting on the other side of the Yarra in Sweeneys Flats. So hopefully Foxy Loxy is under control there and people keep their puppies on lead at the end of Sweeneys lane.

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  • Kim Tarpey added a sighting

    Chestnut Teals - immature

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    Sighted 24 Apr 2019
    Pettys Orchards, 1 Homestead Rd, Templestowe, Victoria 3106

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  • Kim Tarpey identified a sighting

    Sighting Cocky with Baguette

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    Sighted 17 Apr 2019
    Kim Tarpey 19 April 2019
    Cacatua galerita
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Psittaciformes: Cacatuidae: Cacatua: galerita
    Common Names: Cockatoos, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
    Kim Tarpey says

    Chooks missed out this time.

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  • Kim Tarpey added a sighting

    Cocky with Baguette

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    Sighted 17 Apr 2019
    Kangaroo ground - st Andrews Rd, Panton Hill, Vic 3759

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  • sharon mason identified a sighting

    Sighting Tiny moth with boomerang pattern

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    Sighted 8 Apr 2019
    sharon mason 17 April 2019
    Dichromodes mesogonia
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Dichromodes: mesogonia
    Common Names: Moths, Geometrids, Looper Moths
    sharon mason says

    I'm no expert. I found by flicking through 'Morwell National Park Lepidoptera & Neuroptera' This booklet and 'Gipsland lakes Lepidoptera' are produced by Entomological Society of Victoria. I find them a good starting point with moths. They are free to members

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  • Kim Tarpey described a sighting

    Sighting Tiny moth with boomerang pattern

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    Sighted 8 Apr 2019
    Kim Tarpey 16 April 2019
    Tagged With boomerang
    Kim Tarpey says

    This tiny little moth was less than a centimetre in body length and about 12 mm in wing span. If anyone can identify it - please consider yourself thanked - my securities don't allow me to respond.

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  • Kim Tarpey added a sighting

    Tiny moth with boomerang pattern

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    Sighted 8 Apr 2019
    Bunjil Reserve, Panton Hill Victoria. 3759

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  • Kim Tarpey identified a sighting

    Sighting White-throated tree creepers - a pair

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    Sighted 15 Apr 2019
    Kim Tarpey 15 April 2019
    Cormobates leucophaea
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Passeriformes: Climacteridae: Cormobates: leucophaea
    Common Names: Treecreepers, White-throated Treecreeper
    Kim Tarpey says

    I think this is the same female I photographed earlier in the reserve, this time about 100 metres away from the first sighting. It is good that she has a mate.

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