Animals

Fauna studies have been undertaken in Willoughby’s bushland reserves since 2001. Reserves have been surveyed for mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs as well as some invertebrates. Historical data of fauna sightings from Council staff , Willoughby Wildlife Watchers and residents are also taken into account.

Fauna Photo Gallery

Frogs and Toads

  • Cane Toad *
  • Peron’s Tree Frog
  • Leaf Green Tree Frog
  • Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog
  • Common Eastern Froglet
  • Striped Marsh Frog
  • Eastern Banjo Frog
  • Bibron’s Toadlet
  • Red-crowned Toadlet

Reptiles

Turtles

  • Green Turtle V
  • Murray River Turtle
  • Eastern Snake-necked Turtle
  • Red-eared Slider Turtle *    

Lizards

  • Broad-tailed Gecko
  • Burton’s Legless Lizard
  • Red-throated Skink
  • Eastern Water-skink
  • Three-toed Skink
  • Wall or Fence Skink
  • Weasel Skink
  • Bar-sided Skink
  • Copper-tail Skink
  • Gully Skink
  • Cunningham’s Skink
  • Pale-flecked Garden Sunskink
  • Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink
  • Eastern Blue-tongue Lizard
  • Eastern Water Dragon
  • Lace Monitor

 Snakes

  • Blind Snake
  • Diamond Python
  • Corn Snake *
  • Common Tree Snake
  • Brown Tree Snake
  • Red Bellied Black Snake
  • Golden-crowned Snake
  • Eastern Small Eyed Snake
  • Yellow-faced Whip Snake
  • Marsh Snake

Birds

  • Australian Brush Turkey
  • Brown Quail
  • Indian Peafowl (Peacock) *
  • Australian Wood Duck
  • Cotton Pygmy-goose
  • Mallard
  • Pacific Black Duck
  • Chestnut Teal
  • Little Penguin
  • Australasian Grebe
  • Darter
  • Little Pied Cormorant
  • Pied Cormorant
  • Little Black Cormorant
  • Great Cormorant
  • Australian Pelican
  • White-faced Heron
  • White-necked Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Cattle Egret
  • Striated Heron
  • Nankeen Night Heron
  • Black Bittern
  • Australian White Ibis
  • Straw-necked Ibis
  • Royal Spoonbill
  • Osprey
  • Pacific Baza
  • Black-shouldered Kite
  • Black Kite
  • Whistling Kite
  • White-bellied Sea-eagle
  • Brown Goshawk
  • Grey Goshawk
  • Collared Sparrowhawk
  • Wedge-tailed Eagle
  • Brown Falcon
  • Australian Hobby
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Nankeen Kestrel
  • Buff-banded Rail
  • Lewin’s Rail
  • Dusky Moorhen
  • Purple Moorhen
  • Masked Lapwing
  • Silver Gull
  • Crested Tern
  • Rock Dove/ Pigeon
  • White-headed Pigeon
  • Spotted Turtle-Dove
  • Brown Cuckoo-Dove
  • Emerald Dove
  • Crested Pigeon
  • Wonga Pigeon
  • Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
  • Superb Fruit-Dove
  • Topknot Pigeon
  • Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
  • Galah
  • Long-billed Corella
  • Little Corella
  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
  • Cockatiel
  • Rainbow Lorikeet
  • Scaly-breasted lorikeet
  • Musk Lorikeet
  • Little Lorikeet
  • Australian King-Parrot
  • Superb Parrot
  • Crimson Rosella
  • Eastern Rosella
  • Fan-tailed Cuckoo
  • Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo
  • Shining Bronze-cuckoo
  • Eastern Koel
  • Channel-billed Cuckoo
  • Powerful Owl
  • Barking Owl
  • Southern Boobook
  • Barn Owl
  • Masked Owl
  • Tawny Frogmouth
  • Australian Owlet-Nightjar
  • White-throated Needletail
  • Fork-tailed Swift
  • Laughing Kookaburra
  • Azure Kingfisher
  • Sacred Kingfisher
  • Dollarbird
  • Noisy Pitta
  • Superb Lyrebird
  • White-throated Treecreeper
  • Superb Fairy-wren
  • Variegated Fairy-wren
  • Spotted Pardalote
  • Striated Pardalote 
  • White-browed Scrubwren
  • Brown Gerygone
  • Mangrove Gerygone
  • White-throated Gerygone
  • Brown Thornbill
  • Yellow Thornbill
  • Striated Thornbill
  • Red Wattlebird
  • Little Wattlebird
  • Noisy Friarbird
  • Noisy Miner
  • Bell Miner
  • Lewin’s Honeyeater
  • Yellow-faced Honeyeater
  • New Holland Honeyeater
  • White-cheeked Honeyeater
  • Brown-headed Honeyeater
  • White-naped Honeyeater
  • Eastern Spinebill
  • Scarlet Honeyeater
  • White-plumed Honeyeater
  • Rose Robin
  • Eastern Yellow Robin
  • Eastern Whipbird
  • Red-whiskered Bulbul
  • Crested Shrike-tit
  • Golden Whistler
  • Rufous Whistler
  • Grey Shrike-thrush
  • Black-faced Monarch
  • Leaden Flycatcher
  • Magpie-lark
  • Rufous Fantail
  • Grey Fantail
  • Willie Wagtail
  • Spangled Drongo
  • Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
  • White-winged Triller
  • Olive-backed Oriole
  • Australasian Figbird
  • Dusky Woodswallow V
  • Grey Butcherbird
  • Australian Magpie
  • Pied Currawong
  • Australian Raven
  • White-winged Chough
  • Satin Bowerbird
  • House Sparrow *
  • Zebra Finch
  • Red-browed Finch
  • Mistletoe bird
  • Welcome Swallow
  • Tree Martin
  • Golden-headed Cisticola
  • Silvereye
  • Common starling *
  • Common myna *

Mammals

  • Short-beaked Echidna
  • Brown Antechinus
  • Long-Nosed Bandicoot
  • Sugar Glider
  • Common Ringtailed Possum
  • Common Brushtail Possum
  • Swamp Wallaby
  • Grey-headed Flying Fox
  • Eastern Free-tailed Bat
  • Large Bentwing Bat
  • Gould’s Wattled Bat
  • White-striped Freetail Bat  
  • Lesser Long-eared Bat
  • Little Forest Bat
  • Southern Myotis
  • Gould’s Long-eared Bat
  • Water-rat (Rakali)
  • Bush Rat
  • Black Rat *
  • Brown Rat *
  • House mouse *
  • Australian Fur Seal            
  • New Zealand Fur Seal
  • Red Fox  *
  • Cat * 
  • Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Southern Right Whale

V = Listed as vulnerable; * = Introduced Species

Download our Fauna Species List for a detailed listing of animals recorded in the Willoughby area.

For more information on animal mapping and identification, visit Atlas of Living Australia.