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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 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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  • Kim Tarpey added a sighting

    White-throated tree creepers - a pair

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    Sighted 15 Apr 2019
    Bunjil Reserve, Panton Hill Vic, 3759

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  • Kim Tarpey identified a sighting

    Sighting Grey Shrikethrush

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    Sighted 15 Apr 2019
    Kim Tarpey 15 April 2019
    Colluricincla harmonica
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Passeriformes: Pachycephalidae: Colluricincla: harmonica
    Common Names: Whistlers, Grey Shrikethrush
    Kim Tarpey says

    I have had several sighting of this bird, the first a fortnight ago, it was bolder then and I missed several great photo opportunities because, of course, I didn't have my decent camera with me. Since then the bird has become more coy, there are road works being carried out at the moment near where it was first sighted. I spotted two of them yesterday in a different area of the reserve so hopefully they will be able to find a quite place to nest.

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  • Kim Tarpey added a sighting

    Grey Shrikethrush

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    Sighted 15 Apr 2019
    Bunjil Reserve, Rodger Road Panton Hill, 3759

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  • Kim Tarpey identified a sighting

    Sighting White-throated Treecreeper (male)

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    Sighted 12 Apr 2019
    Kim Tarpey 13 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

    In the first photo he has been successful in finding a feed.

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