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Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby   (Ian Brown)

Fauna of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area
by Alan Page

We present the mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians of the GBMWHA.

The information has been compiled from Judy and Peter Smith's Native Fauna of the GBMWHA.

Birdlife Australia has been used to provide scientific and common bird names.

BioNet is used to provide exotic fauna data.

Threatened species are NSW Threatened Species.

The lists are not definitive and will change as the environment changes, sightings are made (or not made!) and species are reclassified.

Insects and fish are not included due to the lack of BioNet data.

Native Threatened Exotic
Birds 251 31 7
Reptiles 71 3 0
Mammals 60 19 15
Amphibians 35 7 0

birds

The native birds of the GBMWHA represent nearly a third of Australia's bird species.

Gang-gang Cockatoo Gang-gang Cockatoo (male)   (Alan Page)
There are 251 bird species in the GBMWHA of which 27 are vulnerable, 3 are endangered and one is critcally endangered.

The endangered species are -

The vulnerable species include the Gang-gang Cockatoo, Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Powerful Owl and the Eastern Scarlet Robin.

Australia has 828 bird species, with 50 classed as threatened.

Here's our list of the GBMWHA bird species in

reptiles

The native reptiles of the GBMWHA are its lizards, snakes and turtles.

Broad-headed Snake Broad-headed Snake   (Ian Brown)
There's only one turtle species - the Eastern Snake-necked Turtle.

There are 71 reptile species in the GBMWHA of which 1 is vulnerable and 2 are endangered. The endangered species are -

The vulnerable species is the Heath Monitor.

Australia has 917 reptile species, with 46 classed as threatened.

Here's our list of the GBMWHA reptile species.

mammals

The native mammals of the GBMWHA can be called marsupials, rats, bats, monotremes and canines.

Tiger Quoll Tiger Quoll   (Nakia Belmer)
The monotremes being the egg laying mammals - the Platypus and the Short-beaked Echidna.

There are 60 mammal species in the GBMWHA excluding 6 species that are classed as being extinct in the GBMWHA.

There are 19 vulnerable species in the GBMWHA and 2 endangered species. The endangered species are -

Vulnerable species include the Koala and the Spotted-tailed, or Tiger, Quoll.

Australia has 386 mammal species, with 78 classed as threatened.

Here's our list of the GBMWHA mammal species.

amphibians

There are over 200 amphibian species in Australia - and they are all frogs.
"yes, we have no salamanders."

Leaf-green Tree Frog Leaf-green Tree Frog   (Alan Page)
There are 35 amphibian species in the GBMWHA of which 3 are vulnerable and 4 are endangered. The endangered species are -

The vulnerable species are the Littlejohn's Tree Frog, Giant Burrowing Frog and the Red-crowned Toadlet.

Australia has 227 amphibian species, with 31 classed as threatened.

Here's a list of the GBMWHA amphibian species.

exotic or introduced species

BioNet lists 22 exotic (introduced) animal species in the GBMWHA - 7 birds and 15 mammals.

Red-whiskered Bulbul Red-whiskered Bulbul   (Dianne Page)
The more common ones are -

Here's a list of the GBMWHA exotic species.