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Native Fauna

We are lucky to have an abundance of fauna in our local area. The photos below have been provided by TACPLACI members.  If you see a bird or animal in the Tranmere Clarence Plains area that we haven't shown in this table, send a photo and information on the location to Ross at More information is provided from Birdlife Australia and Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment by clicking the more information button.  Listen to bird sounds by clicking "Play sound".  Here is a map of nesting boxes we have installed.

Australian Magpie

Magpie near Anulka Reserve. (Photo M. Ramsay)

Mystery magpie at our gate, warbling now for his mate. (M. Ramsay)

Scientific Name

Haematopus fuliginosus

Bennetts Wallaby

Wallaby near Tollard Drive Rokeby (Photo R. Mann)

Scientific Name

Notamacropus rufogriseus

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Blac-faced cuckoo shrike

Spotted in Tollard Drive (Photo R. Mann)

Scientific Name

Coracina novaehollandiae

Black Currawong

Dropping in to a Tranmere back-yard. (Photo R. Mackenzie)

Currawong eyes feathers, crying loudly all weathers. (M. Ramsay)

Scientific Name

Strepera fuliginosa

Blue-tongued Lizard

Blue-tongue Lizard in back yard. (Photo M. Ramsay)

Scientific Name

Tiliqua nigrolutea

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Eastern Rosella

Eastern Rosella in Tranmere (Photos M. Ramsay and R. Mann)

Scientific Name

Platycercus eximius

Green Rosella

Green Rosella inspecting a nesting box in Carella Gully (Photo R. Mackenzie)

Scientific Name

Platycercus caledonicus

Little Pied and Pied Cormorants

Little Pied and Pied Cormorants Tranmere Foreshore (Photo M. Ramsay)

Scientific Name

Phalacrocorax varius

Little Wattlebird

Little Wattlebird backyard at Pintoresca Place, Tranmere (Photo R. Mann)

Scientific Name

Anthochaera chrysoptera

Masked Lapwing (plover)

Very stroppy bird when protecting its eggs. (Photo R. Mann)

Scientific Name

Vanellus miles

Musk Lorikeet

Musk Lorikeet in Tollard Drive. (Photo R. Mann)

Musk lorrikeet looks past, slash o’green flies fast. (M. Ramsay)

Scientific Name

Glossopsitta concinna

New Holland Honeyeater

From backyard in Tranmere (Photo R. Mann)

Scientific Name

Phylidonyris novaehollandiae

Pacific Gull

Pacific Gulls near Tranmere Bus Terminus (Photo M. Ramsay)

Scientific Name

Larus pacificus

Pink Galah

Pink Galahs (Photo M. Ramsay)

Scientific Name

Eolophus roseicapillus

Sooty Oystercatcher

Sooty Oystercatchers near Punch's Reef (Photo M. Ramsay)

Scientific Name

Haematopus fuliginosus

Spotted Dove

Spotted dove in Tranmere backyard (Photo R. Mann)

Scientific Name

Streptopelia chinensis

Tawny Frogmouth

Two tawnies spotted in Carella Gully and tawnie with chick (Photos R. Mackenzie and M. Comfort)

Scientific Name

Podargus strigoides

White-Faced Heron

This White Faced Heron is seen in Elinga Street once every Spring time looking for goldfish in gardens. (Photos M. Ramsay and R. Mann)

Scientific Name

Egretta novaehollandiae

Yelllow Tailed Black Cockatoo

Eating the seeds from a tree in Glamorgan Street. (Photo M. Ramsay)

Scientific Name

Calyptorhynchus funereus

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