Bird species list for Adelaide Airport

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Source: The list below is based on an earlier list, which was compiled to cover the whole of Adelaide Airport, and which formed an appendix to the first draft of the Patawalonga Creek Management Plan. Not all species on the list have necessarily been sighted yet at Patawalonga Creek, while other species have been added after having been observed at the Creek.

2003-4PCFS refers to sightings during the 2003-2004 Patawalonga Creek Fauna Survey conducted by Melanie Rees and Nick Crouch, with the assistance of volunteers and students from TAFESA Urrbrae Campus.

(***) denotes an introduced species.

Conservation Ratings:
EPBC = Environment Protection and Biodiversity Protection Act (Australia) ; SA = South Australia ; ML = Southern Lofty Botanical Region
E = Endangered: rare and in danger of disappearing from the wild in the short term
T = Threatened: likely to be either endangered or vulnerable but insufficient data for a more precise assessment.
V = Vulnerable: rare and in danger of disappearing from the wild in the long term
R = Rare: occurring infrequently, either locally abundant in a limited area or sparsely distributed over a wide area
K = status uncertain, but considered likely to be either rare, vulnerable or endangered
U = Uncommon: less common species of interest but not rare enough to warrant special protective measures
Q = Not yet assessed but flagged as being of possible significance
C = Common: not of particular importance
M = Migratory
Australasian Grebe Tachybaptus novaehollandiae C C 2003-4PCFS
Australian Hobby Falco longipennis U U
Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen C C 2003-4PCFS
Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus C C 2003-4PCFS
Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca C C 2003-4PCFS
Banded Lapwing Vanellus tricolor
Black Swan Cygnus atratus C C
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Coracina novaehollandiae C C 2003-4PCFS
Black-fronted Dotterel Elseyornis melanops C C
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus axillaris C C 2003-4PCFS
Black-tailed Native-hen Tribonyx ventralis C C 2003-4PCFS
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus C C
Brown Falcon Falco berigora C C 2003-4PCFS
Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus C C
Common Blackbird*** Turdus merula*** C C 2003-4PCFS
Common Starling*** Sturnus vulgaris*** C C 2003-4PCFS
Crested Pigeon Ocyphaps lophotes C C 2003-4PCFS
Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii
Dusky Moorhen Gallinula tenebrosa C C
Elegant Parrot Neophema elegans R K
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra C C
Eurasian Skylark*** Alauda arvensis*** C C 2003-4PCFS
European Goldfinch*** Carduelis carduelis*** C C
Galah Eolophus roseicapilla C C 2003-4PCFS
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo C C
Great Egret Ardea alba C C 2003-4PCFS
Grey Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa C C
Grey Teal Anas gracilis C C 2003-4PCFS
House Sparrow*** Passer domesticus*** C C 2003-4PCFS
Hoary-headed Grebe Poliocephalus poliocephalus C C
Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris C C
Little Eagle Hieraaetus morphnoides U U
Little Pied Cormorant Microcarbo melanoleucos C C 2003-4PCFS
Little Raven Corvus mellori C C 2003-4PCFS
Magpie-lark Grallina cyanoleuca C C 2003-4PCFS
Mallard*** Anas platyrhynchos*** C C 2003-4PCFS
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles C C
Muscovy Duck*** Cairina moschata*** C C
Musk Lorikeet Glossopsitta concinna C C
Nankeen Kestrel Falco cenchroides C C 2003-4PCFS
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus U U
New Holland Honeyeater Phylidonyris novaehollandiae C C 2003-4PCFS
Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala C C
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa C C 2003-4PCFS
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius C C 2003-4PCFS
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio C C
Purple-crowned Lorikeet Glossopsitta porphyrocephala
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus C C 2003-4PCFS
Red Wattlebird Anthochaera carunculata C C 2003-4PCFS
Richard's Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae C C 2003-4PCFS
Rock Dove*** Columba livia*** C C 2003-4PCFS
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia U U 2003-4PCFS
Silver Gull Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae C C 2003-4PCFS
Silvereye Zosterops lateralis C C 2003-4PCFS
Singing Honeyeater Lichenostomus virescens C C 2003-4PCFS
Spotted Turtle-dove*** Spilopelia chinensis*** C C 2003-4PCFS
Straw-necked Ibis Threskiornis spinicollis C C
Tree Martin Petrochelidon nigricans C C 2003-4PCFS
Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena C C 2003-4PCFS
White-browed Babbler Pomatostomus superciliosus C C 2003-4PCFS
White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae C C 2003-4PCFS
White-fronted Chat Epthianura albifrons C C
White-plumed Honeyeater Lichenostomus penicillatus C C 2003-4PCFS
Willie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys C C 2003-4PCFS
Yellow-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza chrysorrhoa C C


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