Fauna - Birds & Butterflies

Birds

  • Some locals regularly feed parrots, and they flock in large numbers at feeding times in Lanita Rd and Archdale Rd (sulphur crested cockatoos, pink and grey galahs, Major Mitchell cockatoos, king parrots).
  • Rainbow and scaly-breasted lorikeets roost in large numbers each evening in the trees around the Ferny Grove Railway Station.
  • Bush stone-curlews can be heard in the local streets at night.
  • The Grove is alive with the sound of bird-song each morning.
  • Scrub turkeys (bush turkeys) are a common pest in gardens, as increasingly are noisy mynas.
  • A Native Bird Rescue Service is operated in Ferny Hills by Len 3351 4068 or 0417 193 573

Bird species identified in The Grove

Cockatoos, parrots

Pigeons, doves

Butcherbirds, currawongs, magpies

Fly-catchers, monarchs, magpie-larks

Mound-builders (Megapodes)

Kookaburras

Honeyeaters

Thick-knees (stone curlews)

Parasitic cuckoos

Fantails

Coucals

Swallows, martins

Egrets

Falcons

Quail-thrushes and allies

Whistlers, shrike-thrushes

Cuckoo-shrikes and trillers

Crows and ravens

White-eyes

Frogmouths

Fairy-wrens

Starling, orioles, figbird, drongo

Geese and ducks

Darter, shag, cormorant

Heron

Storks, ibises, spoonbills

Lapwings, golden and hooded plovers

Pardalotes

Scrub-wrens

Dabbling ducks, diving ducks, perching ducks

Australo-Papuan tree-creepers

Waxbills, grass-finches, mannikins

Swiftlets, swifts

Goshawks

Greygones, thornbills, gerygones and white-faces

Sittellas

Orioles and fig-birds

Thornbills

Butterflies and moths

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