The variety of animals in the heathlands, including insects, reptiles, birds and mammals...
Diphucephala sp. 'Green Scarab Beetle'.
Gagatophorus draco, 'Broad-nosed Weevil'.
Tiliqua rugosa , 'Bobtail', 'Pinecone Lizard'. There are four subspecies of the Shingleback Lizard, with three of them living in the south-west. The are often seen basking on tracks in heathland habitats.
Cacomantis flabelliformis, 'Fan-tailed Cuckoo'. Found in a variety of habitats in south-western and eastern Australia.
Ninox boobook, 'Australian/ Southern Boobook Owl'. The smallest owl on the Australian mainland. A suggested by the common mame, the call is a a double rough hoot "oop-oop" with the first syllable being higher.
Zanda latirostris, 'Carnaby's Black Cockatoo', 'Short-billed Black Cockatoo. Endemic to the south-west of Australia.
Stipiturus malachurus, 'Southern Emuwren'. Found in heath and woodlands in south-east and south-west Australia
Sericornis frontalis, 'White-browed Scrubwren'.
Gavicalis virescens, 'Singing Honeyeater'. One of Australia's most widespread honeyeaters, found in dry habitats, including heath, across most of the country except for the wetter habitats on the east coast.
Phylidonyris niger, 'White-cheeked Honeyeater'. Looks similar to New Holland Honeyeater. Found in various habitats, but especially temperate heathlands, in the south west (subspecies gouldii) and along east coast of Australia.
Trichosurus vulpecula, 'Common Brushtail Possum'.
Macropus fuliginosus, 'Western Grey Kangaroo'. The common large kangaroo in temperate Australia west from the Great Dividing Range.
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