Fauna

fauna

Hallett Cove Conservation Park is a refuge for birds, reptiles and occasionally mammals, within coastal suburban Adelaide.


Adelaide Rosella
(Platycercus elegans adelaidae)

Australian Hobby
(Falco longipennis)

Australian Kestrel ?
(Falco cenchroides)

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
(Coracina novaehollandiae)

Black-shouldered Kite
(Elanus acillaris)

Brown Falcon
(Falco berigora)

Brown Quail ?
(Coturnix australis)

Crested Pigeon
(Ocyphaps laphotes)

Dusky Moorhen
(Gallinula tenebrosa)

Galah
(Cacuata roseicapilla)

Great Egret ?
(Ardea alba)

Grey Fantail
(Rhipidura fuliginosa)

Grey Shrike-thrush
(Colluricincla harmonica)

Little Raven
(Corvus mellori)

Little Wattlebird
(Anthochaera chrysoptera)

Magpie Lark
(Grallina cyanoleuca)

New Holland Honeyeater
(Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)

Noisy Miner
(Manorina nelanocephala)

Pacific Gull
(Larus pacificus)

Purple Swamphen
(Porphyrio porphyrio)

Red Wattlebird
(Anthochaera corunculata)

Richard’s Pipit
(Anthus novaeseelandiae)

Silver Gull
(Larus novaehollandiae)

Silvereye
(Zosterops lateralis)

Singing Honeyeater
(Lichenostomus virescens)

Spotted Pardalote ?
(Pardalotus punctatus pynctatus)

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
(Cacatua galerita)

Superb Fairy-wren ?
(Malurus cyaneus)

Tawny Frogmouth ?
(Podargus strigoides)

Welcome Swallow
(Hirundo neoxena)

White-backed Magpie ?
(Gymnorhina hypoleuca)

White-faced Heron
(Egretta novaehollandiae)

White-plumed Honeyeater
(Lichenostomus penicillatus)

Willie Wagtail
(Rhipidura leucophrys)

Yellow-rumped Thornbill
(Acanthiza chrysorrhoa)


Bougainville’s Skink
(Lerista bougainvillii)

Dwarf Skink
(Memetia greyii)

Eastern Bluetongue
(Teliqua scincoides)

Eastern Brown Snake ?
(Pseudonaja textilis)

Excitable Delma – leglesss lizard
(Delma tincta)

Shingleback Lizard ?
(Trachydosaurus rugosus)


New Zealand Fur-seal *
(Arctocephalus forsteri)

* This seal is dark grey-brown above, merging to a lighter grey-brown below. It feeds on squid, octopi, fish and bottom-dwelling crustaceans. Between March and September, females and sub-adults frequent the shore around Hallett Cove, basking with a fin held above the water.

Extinct

South of the Park in 1992, on the north bank of the Field River, a partial skeleton of the now extinct marsupial Diprotodon australis
and a portion of the paw of a giant kangaroo were found in the alluvial sediments laid down 50-60,000 years ago.


Australian Painted Lady
(Vanessa kershawi)

Black and White Sedge-skipper
(Antipodia atralba)

Common Brown
(Heteronympha merope merope)

Common Grass-blue
(Zizina labradus labradus)

Chequered Swallowtail
(Papilio demoeus sthenelus)

Fringed Heath-blue
(Neolucia agricola agricola)

Lesser Wanderer
(Danaus Chrysippus petilla)

Meadow Argus
(Junonia villida calybe)

Rayed Blue
(Candalides heathi heathi)

Wanderer ?
(Danaus plexippus plexippus)

White-banded Grass-dart
(Taractrocera papyri papyri)