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      Vertebrate List  
Below is a list of all the recorded vertebrate animals from Morwell National Park. Click on any scientific name to obtain details for an animal species.

Class: Amphibia

Amphibians

    Order: Salientia


        Family: Hylidae

Tree Frogs
            Litoria ewingii Brown tree frog

        Family: Myobatrachidae

Southern Frogs
            Crinia signifera Eastern froglet
            Limnodynastes dumerilii Eastern banjo frog
            Limnodynastes peroni Striped marsh frog
            Limnodynastes tasmaniensis Spotted marsh frog

Class: Aves

Birds

    Order: Accipitriformes


        Family: Accipitridae

Hawks and Eagles
            Accipiter fasciatus Brown goshawk
            Aquila audax Wedge-tailed eagle
            Circus approximans Swamp harrier
            Elanus notatus Black-shouldered kite
            Hieraaetus morphnoides Little eagle

        Family: Falconidae

Falcons
            Falco berigora Brown falcon
            Falco cenchroides Nankeen kestrel
            Falco peregrinus Peregrine falcon

    Order: Anseriformes


        Family: Anatidae

Ducks, Geese and Swans
            Anas castanea Chestnut teal
            Anas superciliosa Black duck
            Chenonetta jubata Maned duck
            Tadorna tadornoides Australian shelduck

    Order: Apodiformes


        Family: Apodidae

Swifts
            Hirundapus caudacutus White-throated needletail

    Order: Caprimulgiformes


        Family: Aegothelidae

Owlet-Nightjars
            Aegotheles cristatus Australian owlet-nightjar

        Family: Podargidae

Frogmouths
            Podargus strigoides Tawny frogmouth

    Order: Charadriiformes


        Family: Charadriidae

Lapwings and Plovers
            Vanellus miles Masked lapwing

    Order: Ciconiiformes


        Family: Ardeidae

Herons
            Ardea novaehollandiae White-faced heron
            Bubulcus ibis Cattle egret
            Egretta alba Great egret
            Nycticorax caledonicus Nankeen night heron

        Family: Threskiornithidae

Ibis and Spoonbills
            Threskiornis molucca Sacred ibis
            Threskiornis spinicollis Straw-necked ibis

    Order: Columbiformes


        Family: Columbidae

Doves and Pigeons
            Columba livia Feral pigeon
            Phaps chalcoptera Common bronzewing
            Phaps elegans Brush bronzewing

    Order: Coraciiformes


        Family: Alcedinidae

Kingfishers
            Dacelo novaeguineae Laughing kookaburra
            Todiramphus sancta Sacred kingfisher

    Order: Cuculiformes


        Family: Cuculidae

Cuckoos
            Chrysococcyx basalis Horsefields bronze-cuckoo
            Chrysococcyx lucidus Shining bronze-cuckoo
            Cuculus pallidus Pallid cuckoo
            Cuculus pyrrhophanus Fan-tailed cuckoo
            Cuculus variolosus Brush cuckoo

    Order: Galliformes


        Family: Phasianidae

Pheasants, Quail etc
            Coturnix pectoralis Stubble quail

    Order: Gruiformes


        Family: Rallidae

Crakes and Rails
            Fulica atra Eurasian coot
            Gallinula tenebrosa Dusky moorhen
            Porphyrio porphyrio Purple swamphen

        Family: Turnicidae

Button-quails
            Turnix varia Painted button-quail

    Order: Passeriformes


        Family: Acanthizidae

Thornbills and Scrubwrens
            Acanthiza chrysorrhoa Yellow-rumped thornbill
            Acanthiza lineata Striated thornbill
            Acanthiza pusilla Brown thornbill
            Acanthiza reguloides Buff-rumped thornbill
            Sericornis frontalis White-browed scrubwren
            Sericornis magnirostris Large-billed scrubwren

        Family: Artamidae

Wood-Swallows
            Artamus cyanopterus Dusky wood-swallow

        Family: Campephagidae

Cuckoo-Shrikes
            Coracina novaehollandiae Black-faced cuckoo-shrike

        Family: Climacteridae

Treecreepers
            Climacteris erythrops Red-browed treecreeper
            Climacteris leucophaea White-throated treecreeper

        Family: Corvidae

Crows and Ravens
            Corvus coronoides Australian raven
            Corvus mellori Little raven

        Family: Cracticidae

Butcher-Birds
            Cracticus torquatus Grey butcherbird
            Gymnorhina tibicen Australian magpie
            Strepera graculina Pied currawong
            Strepera versicolor Grey currawong

        Family: Dicaeidae

Flowerpeckers
            Dicaeum hirundinaceum Mistletoe bird

        Family: Estrilididae

Weaver-Finches
            Neochmia temporalis Red-browed firetail
            Stagonopleura bella Beautiful firetail

        Family: Fringillidae

Finches
            Carduelis carduelis European goldfinch

        Family: Grallinidae

            Grallina cyanoleuca Magpie lark

        Family: Hirundinidiae

Swallows
            Cecropis nigricans Tree martin
            Hirundo neoxena Welcome swallow

        Family: Maluridae

Fairy-Wrens
            Malurus cyaneus Superb fairy-wren

        Family: Meliphagidae

Honeyeaters
            Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris Eastern spinebill
            Anthochaera carunculata Red wattlebird
            Anthochaera chrysoptera Little wattlebird
            Lichenostomus chrysops Yellow-faced honeyeater
            Lichenostomus leucotis White-eared honeyeater
            Manorina melanocephala Noisy miner
            Meliphaga lewinii Lewin's honeyeater
            Melithreptus brevirostris Brown-headed honeyeater
            Melithreptus lunatus White-naped honeyeater
            Myzomela sanguinolenta Scarlet honeyeater
            Philemon citreogularis Little friarbird
            Phylidonyris novaehollandiae New Holland honeyeater
            Phylidonyris pyrrhoptera Crescent honeyeater

        Family: Menuridae

Lyrebirds
            Menura novaehollandiae Superb lyrebird

        Family: Motacillidae

Pipits and Wagtails
            Anthus novaeseelandiae Richard's pipit

        Family: Muscicapidae

Thrushes and Flycatchers
            Eopsaltria australis Eastern yellow robin
            Microeca fascinans Jacky winter
            Myiagra cyanoleuca Satin flycatcher
            Myiagra inquieta Restless flycatcher
            Myiagra rubecula Leaden flycatcher
            Petroica multicolor Scarlet robin
            Petroica phoenicea Flame robin
            Petroica rodinogaster Pink robin
            Petroica rosea Rose robin
            Rhipidura fuliginosa Grey fantail
            Rhipidura leucophrys Willie wagtail
            Rhipidura rufifrons Rufous fantail
            Turdus merula Common blackbird
            Zoothera lunulata Bassian thrush

        Family: Neosittidae

Sitellas
            Daphoenositta chrysoptera Varied sitella

        Family: Oriolidae

Orioles
            Oriolus sagittatus Olive-backed oriole

        Family: Orthonychidae

Whipbirds and Quail-Thrushes
            Cinclosoma punctatum Spotted quail-thrush
            Psophodes olivaceus Eastern whipbird

        Family: Pachycephalidae

Whistlers and Shrike-thrushes
            Colluricincla harmonica Grey shrike-thrush
            Falcunculus frontatus Crested shrike-tit
            Pachycephala olivacea Olive whistler
            Pachycephala pectoralis Golden whistler
            Pachycephala rufiventris Rufous whistler

        Family: Paradisaeidae

Birds of Paradise and Bower-birds
            Ptilonorhynchus violaceus Satin bower-bird

        Family: Pardalotidae

Pardalotes
            Gerygone mouki Brown gerygone
            Pardalotus punctatus Spotted pardalote
            Pardalotus striatus Striated pardalote
            Pycnoptilus floccosus Pilotbird

        Family: Passeridae

Sparrows
            Passer domesticus House sparrow
            Passer montanus Tree sparrow

        Family: Sturnidae

Starlings
            Acridotheres tristis Common mynah
            Sturnus vulgaris Common starling

        Family: Sylviidae

Warblers
            Acrocephalus australis Australian reed-warbler

        Family: Zosteropidae

White-Eyes
            Zosterops lateralis Silvereye

    Order: Pelecaniformes


        Family: Pelicanidae

Pelicans
            Pelecanus conspicillatus Australian pelican

        Family: Phalacracoracidae

Cormorants
            Phalacrocorax carbo Great cormorant
            Phalacrocorax melanoleucos Little pied cormorant

    Order: Podicipediformes


        Family: Podicipedidae

Grebes
            Poliocephalus poliocephalus Hoary-headed grebe
            Tachybaptus novaehollandiae Australian little grebe

    Order: Psittaciformes


        Family: Cacatuidae

Cockatoos
            Cacatua galerita Sulphur-crested cockatoo
            Cacatua roseicapilla Galah
            Cacatua sanguinea Little corella
            Callocephalon fimbriatum Gang-gang cockatoo
            Calyptorhynchus funereus Yellow-tailed black cockatoo

        Family: Psittacidae

Parrots
            Alisterus scapularis King parrot
            Glossopsitta concinna Musk lorikeet
            Glossopsitta pusilla Little lorikeet
            Lathamus discolor Swift parrot
            Neophema chrysostoma Blue-winged parrot
            Platycercus elegans Crimson rosella
            Platycercus eximius Eastern rosella
            Trichoglossus haematodus Rainbow lorikeet

    Order: Strigiformes


        Family: Strigidae

Owls
            Ninox novaeseelandiae Southern boobook
            Ninox strenua Powerful owl

Class: Mammalia

Mammals

    Order: Artiodactyla


        Family: Bovidae

Cattle, Sheep and Goats
            Capra hircus Goat
            Ovis aries Sheep

        Family: Cervidae

Deer
            Dama dama Fallow deer

    Order: Carnivora


        Family: Canidae

Dogs and Foxes
            Vulpes vulpes Fox

        Family: Felidae

Cats
            Felis catus Feral cat

    Order: Chiroptera


        Family: Molossidae

Free-Tailed Bats
            Tadarida australis White-striped freetail bat

        Family: Pteropodidae

Flying Foxes
            Pteropus poliocephalus Grey-headed flying fox

        Family: Vespertilionidae

Bats
            Chalinolobus gouldii Gould's wattled bat
            Chalinolobus morio Chocolate wattled bat
            Falsistrellus tasmaniensis Eastern falsistrelle
            Nyctophilus geoffroyi Lesser long-eared bat
            Nyctophilus gouldii Gould's long-eared bat
            Scotorepens orion Eastern broad-nosed bat
            Vespadelus darlingtoni Large forest bat
            Vespadelus regulus Southern forest bat
            Vespadelus vulturnus Little forest bat

    Order: Dasyuromorphia


        Family: Dasyuridae

            Antechinus agilis Agile antechinus

    Order: Diprotodonta


        Family: Burramyidae

Feathertail Gliders
            Acrobates pygmaeus Feathertail glider

        Family: Macropodidae

Kangaroos and Wallabies
            Macropus giganteus Grey kangaroo
            Wallabia bicolor Swamp wallaby

        Family: Petauridae

Ringtails and Gliders
            Petauroides volans Greater glider
            Petaurus breviceps Sugar glider
            Pseudocheirus peregrinus Ring-tailed possum

        Family: Phalangeridae

Possums
            Trichosurus caninus Mountain possum
            Trichosurus vulpecula Brush possum

        Family: Phascolarctidae

Koala
            Phascolarctos cinereus Koala

        Family: Vombatidae

Wombat
            Vombatus ursinus Common wombat

    Order: Lagomorpha


        Family: Leporidae

Rabbits and Hares
            Lepus capensis European hare
            Oryctolagus cuniculus Rabbit

    Order: Monotremata


        Family: Ornithorhynchidae

Platypus
            Ornithorhynchus anatinus Platypus

        Family: Tachyglossidae

Echidnas
            Tachyglossus aculeatus Short-beaked echidna

    Order: Rodentia

Rodents

        Family: Muridae

Rats and Mice
            Hydromys chrysogaster Water rat
            Rattus fuscipes Bush rat

Class: Pisces

Fish

    Order: Anguilliformes


        Family: Anguillidae

Eels
            Anguilla australis Short-finned eel

    Order: Perciformes


        Family: Bovichtidae

Thornfish
            Pseudaphritis urvillii Tupong

        Family: Gadopsidae

Blackfish
            Gadopsis marmoratus River blackfish

    Order: Salmoniformes


        Family: Salmonidae

Salmon and Trout
            Salmo trutta Brown trout

Class: Reptilia

Reptiles

    Order: Chelonia


        Family: Chelidae

Long-Necked Tortoises
            Chelodina longicollis Eastern long-necked tortoise

    Order: Squamata


        Family: Elapidae

Front-Fanged Snakes
            Austrelaps superbus Copperhead
            Drysdalia coronoides White-lipped snake
            Notechis scutatus Tiger snake
            Pseudechis porphyriacus Red-bellied black snake

        Family: Scincidae

Skinks
            Egernia saxatilis Black rock skink
            Eulamprus tympanum Southern water skink
            Lampropholis delicata Delicate skink
            Lampropholis guichenoti Garden skink
            Nannoscincus maccoyi Maccoy's skink
            Niveoscincus metallicus Metallic skink
            Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii D'entrecasteaux's skink
            Pseudemoia rawlinsonii Rawlinson's skink
            Pseudemoia spenceri Spencer`s skink
            Saproscincus mustelina Weasel skink
            Tiliqua nigrolutea Blotched blue-tongue
            Tiliqua scincoides Eastern bluetongue

        Family: Varanidae

Monitor Lizards
            Varanus varius Lace monitor
 
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