Fauna

Grey heron, GreenWay

 

Around 239 different species of birds, 31 species of reptiles, 32 mammals, 10 species of frogs and 2 species of fish have been recorded in or around the GreenWay.

Many, but not all, of these animals are native to Australia. There are also a variety of insects, including moths and butterflies, living in the GreenWay catchment.

The small areas of remnant vegetation and associated weed infestations in the GreenWay already provide suitable habitat for some native fauna.

Species commonly recorded in the GreenWay include:

  • The Superb-fairy Wren (Malurus cyanea)
  • Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)
  • New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)
  • Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)
  • Common Garden Skink (Lampropholis guichenoti)
  • Eastern Blue Tongue Lizard (Tiliqua scincoides).
Long-nosed Bandicoot

An endangered population of Long-nosed Bandicoots has also been discovered in the GreenWay (pictured right).

While these species are all relatively common species throughout the broader landscape, in the Inner West some of these species are uncommon. 

Bird Surveys

Regular Bird Surveys are conducted throughout the year.
Second Wednesday of the month at Taverners Light rail station : Meet on the out going platform at 7:30am. Continue to Leichardt North Light Rail Station. Finish with coffee and friendship at local coffee shop.

Forth Saturday of the month at Waratah Mills Light rail station: Meet on the out going platform at 7:30 for a circular route via Weston, Fred and Victoria St. finish with coffee and friendship at local coffee shop

For a comprehensive review of the fauna of the GreenWay download the GreenWay Flora and Fauna Literature Review PDF - 1.06 MB