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One of the most commented on aspects of Seagrove is the number and diversity of native birds.

This rich birdlife is even more remarkable given Seagrove’s location, just 800m from the busy main street of Cowes.

In 2002, before construction of Seagrove began, biologists conducted a survey of the existing birdlife, identifying twenty-nine different native species.

In order to protect this important biodiversity, Seagrove's design incorporated a number of environmental features, including the Seaberry Creek wetland, the preservation of large, hollow-bearing eucalypts and the planting of over 50,000 plants and trees.

As a result of these efforts, Seagrove's birdlife has not only been protected but significantly enhanced.

A total of sixty-three different species have now been recorded by Seagrove residents.

 

Australasian Darter

Anhinga novaehollandiae

Australasian Grebe

Tachybaptus novaehollandiae

Australian King-Parrot

Alisterus scapularis

Australian Magpie

Gymnorhina tibicen

Australian Raven

Corvus coronoides

Australian White Ibis 

Threskiornis molucca 

Australian Wood Duck

Chenonetta jubata

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

Coracina novaehollandiae

Black-shouldered Kite (pictured)

Elanus axillaris

Brown Goshawk

Accipter fasciatus

Brown Thornbill

Acanthiza pusilla

Buff-banded Rail

Gallirallus philippensis

Cape Barren Goose

Cereopsis novaehollandiae

Cattle Egret

Ardea ibis

Chestnut Teal

Anas castanea

Crimson Rosella

Platycercus elegans

Diamond Firetail

Stagonopleura guttata

Dusky Moorhen

Gallinula tenebrosa

Eastern Rosella 

Platycercus eximius

Eastern Spinebill

Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris

Eastern Yellow Robin 

Eopsaltria australis

Eurasian Coot

Fulica atra

Flame Robin

Petroica phoenicea 

Galah

Cacatua roseicapilla 

Grey Butcherbird

Cracticus torquatus

Grey Currawong 

Strepera versicolor

Grey Fantail

Rhipidura fuliginosa

Grey Shrike-thrush 

Colluricincla harmonica

Lathams Snipe

Gallinago hardwickii

Laughing Kookaburra

Dacelo novaeguineae

Lewin's Rail

Rallus pectoralis pectoralis

Little Lorikeet

Glossopsitta pusilla

Little Pied Cormorant

Phalacrocorax melanoleucos

Little Wattlebird

Anthochaera chrysoptera

Magpie-lark

Grallina cyanoleuca

Masked Lapwing

Vanellus miles

Musk Lorikeet

Glossopsitta concinna

Nankeen Night Heron

Nycticorax caledonicus

New Holland Honeyeater

Phylidonyris novaeholiandiae

Pacific Black Duck

Anas superciliosa

Purple Swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio

Rainbow Lorikeet 

Trichoglossus haematodus 

Red Wattlebird

Anthochaera caruncidata

Red-browed Finch

Neochmia temporalis

Royal Spoonbill 

Platalea regia

Sacred Kingfisher

Todiramphus sanctus

Satin Flycatcher

Myiagra cyanoleuca

Silver Gull

Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae

Silvereye

Zosterops lateralis

Southern Boobook

Ninox boobook

Spotted Pardalote

Parcialotus punctatus

Straw-necked Ibis 

Threskiornis spinicollis 

Striated Pardalote 

Pardalotus striatus 

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Cacatua galerita

Superb Fairy-wren

Malurus cyaneus

Swamp Harrier 

Circus approximans 

Welcome Swallow

Hirundo neoxena

White-faced Heron

Egretta novaehollandiae

White-naped Honeyeater

Melithreptus lunatus

White-plumed Honeyeater

Lichenostomus penicillatus

Willie Wagtail

Rhipidura leucophrys

Yellow-rumped Thornbill

Acculthiza chrysorrhoa

Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus funereus

 

 

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