Friday, November 12, 2010

Garden Census: reptiles, mammals, amphibians

Earlier, I posted the Garden Bird Census. Here are the rest of the vertebrates. I might well be missing some, since many Australian mammals are nocturnal. I've never seen an echidna in our garden, for example, but would be surprised if we had none. And of course, bats aren't always easy to spot or identify!


Pseudechis porphyriacus Red-bellied Black Snake
Morelia spilota spilota Diamond Python
Dendophis punctulata Green Tree Snake
Physignathus lesueurii lesueurii Australian Water Dragon
Varanus varius Lace Monitor (Goanna)
Lampropholis guichenoti Common Garden Skink
Ctenotus taeniolatus Copper Tailed Skink
Eulamprus quoyii Eastern Water Skink

Diamond python
Morelia spilota spilota Diamond Python


Limnodynastes peronii Striped Marsh Frog
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis Spotted Marsh Frog
Crinia signifera Eastern Common Froglet
Litoria peronii Peron's Tree Frog
Litoria phyllochroa Leaf Green Tree Frog

Litoria phyllochroa Leaf Green Tree Frog


Wallabia bicolor Swamp Wallaby
Trichosurus vulpecula Common Brushtail Possum
Pseudocheirus peregrinus Common Ringtail Possum
Perameles nasuta Long-nosed Bandicoot
Pteropus poliocephalus Grey-headed Flying-fox (Fruit Bat)

Ringtail possum family
Pseudocheirus peregrinus Common Ringtail Possum, mother and babies

EDIT: A neighbour tells us that he's seen both echidnas and tiger quolls in his garden. One day, I'll construct a hide in the garden, and spend the night there with infrared glasses. Okay, maybe not. But I'd love to see them!

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