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Animals of Wollongong Campus

The Wollongong Campus landscape provides habitat for a diverse range of animals.  Animals that have been observed on campus are listed.

Key:  # Introduced species, * Listed as a Vulnerable or threatened species in NSW, C- common, E - exotic, Res- resident, Br - breeds at UOW, M - migratory, V - visitor


Common NameSpecies NameNotes
Bleating Tree Frog Litoria dentate Res
Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog Litoria fallax C, Res
Eastern Froglet Crinia signifera Res
Leaf Green Tree Frog Litoria nudidigita Res
Peron’s Tree Frog Litoria peronei Res
Striped Marsh Frog Limnodynastes peronei Res
Tyler’s Tree Frog Litoria tyleri Res
Verreaux’s Tree Frog Litoria verreauxi Res


Common NameSpecies NameNotes
Common Garden Skink Lampropholis guichenoti C, Res
Diamond Python Morelia spilota Res
Eastern Blue Tongue Lizard Tilliqua scincoides C, Res
Eastern Long-necked Turtle   Chelondina longicollis  Res 
Eastern Small-eyed Snake  Cryptophis nigrescens  Res 
Eastern Tiger Snake  Notechis scutatus  Res (escarpment) 
Eastern Water Dragon  Physignathus lesurerii  C, Res 
Eastern Water Skink  Eulamprus quoyii  C, Res  
Jacky Dragon   Amphibolurus muricatus  Res  
Golden Crowned Snake  Cacophis squamulosus  Res  
Macquarie Turtle Emydura macquarii  Res   
Marsh (swamp) Snake  Hemiaspis signata 
Mustard Bellied Snake Drysdalia rhodogaster Res  
Red-bellied Black Snake Pseudechis porphriacus Res  
Sheoak Skink Cyclodomorphus michaeli Res 
Three-toed Skink Saiphos equalis Res 
Weasel Skink Saproscincus mustelinus Res 


Common NameSpecies NameNotes
Bush Rat Rattus fuscipes Res 
Brown Antechinus  Antechinus stuartii  Res 
Brush-tailed Possum  Trichosurus vulpecula C, Res, Br
Cat# Felis cattus E
Common Mouse#  Mus musculus E, Res 
Common Rat#   Rattus rattus  E, Res 
Eastern Bentwing Bat* Miniopterus schreibersii oceanensis Res
European Fox#  Vulpes vulpes  E, V 
Fallow Deer#   Dama dama  E, V  
Goulds Wattled Bat  Chalinolobus gouldii  Res 
Grey-headed Flying Fox Pteropus poliocephalus V
Lesser Long-eared Bat Nyctophilus geoffroyi V
Little Bentwing Bat*  Minopterus australis  Res 
Rabbit #  Oryctolagus coniculus   E, Res 
Rusa Deer#  Rusa timorensis  E, V, Res (escarpment) 
Ring-tailed Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus C ,Res, Br
Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculaetus V
Sugar Glider  Petaurus breviceps  Res, Br 
Swamp Rat  Rattus lutreolus  Res 
Swamp Wallaby  Wallabia bicolor  Res (escarpment) 


Common NameSpecies NameNotes
Australasian Darter Anhinga novaehollandiae V
Australasian Grebe Tachybaptus novaehollandiae V
Australasian Reed-warbler Acrocephalus australis V
Australian King Parrot Alisterus scapularis C
Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus V
Australian Magpie Cracticus tibicen C, Res
Australian Raven Corvus coronoides coronoides C, V
Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca V
Australian Wood Duck Chenonetta jubata C, Res
Azure Kingfisher Ceyx azureus V
Basian Thrush Zoothera lunulata Res
Barn Owl Tyto alba V
Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscescens V
Black-faced Cockoo Shrike  Coracina novaehollandiae Res
Black-faced Monarch Monarcha melanopsis V
Black Falcon* Falco subniger V
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus axillaris V
Boobook Owl Ninox novaeseelandiae Res
Brown Cuckoo-dove Macropygia amboinensis Res
Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla Res (escarpment)
Brush Cuckoo Cacomantis variolosus V
Brush Turkey Alectura lathami V, Res (escarpment)
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis Res
Cattle Egret Ardea (Bubulcus) ibis V
Channel-billed Cuckoo Scythrops novaehollandiae V
Chestnut Teal Anas castanea C, Res
Collared Sparrowhawk  Accipiter cirrocephalus V
Common Blackbird#  Turdus merula  Res
Common Bronzewing Phaps chalcoptera V
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Res
Common Starling# Sturnus vularis V
Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans Res
Crested Shrike-tit Falcunculus frontaltus V
Crested Pigeon# Ocyphaps lophotes Res
Dollar Bird Eurystomus orientalis V
Domestic Pigeon#   E, Res, Br
Domestic Duck#   E, Res, Br
Dusky Moorhen Gallinulla tenebrosa C, Res, Br
Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta V
Eastern Koel Eudynamys orientalis V, M
Eastern Rosella Platycercus eximius C
Eastern Spinebill Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris C, Res
Eastern Whipbird Psophodes olivaeus C, Res
Eastern Yellow Robin Eopsaltria australis Res, Br
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra C, Res, Br
European Goldfinch# Carduelis carduelis E, V
Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis V
Galah Eolophus roseicapillus C, Res, Br
Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis Res
Green Catbird Ailuroedus crassirostris C, Res, Br
Grey Butcherbird Cracticus torquatus C, Res, Br
Grey Fantail Rhipidura albiscapa C, Res, Br
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae Res (escarpment)
Grey Teal Anas gracilis C, Res, Br
Grey Shrike-thrush Colluricincla harmonica C, Res (escarpment), Br
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae C, Res, Br
Lewin's Honeyeater Meliphaga lewinii C, Res
Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris V
Little Corella Cacatua sanguinea V
Little Egret Egretta garzetta V
Little Pied Cormorant Microcarbo melanoleucos Res
Little Wattlebird Anthochaera (Anellobia) chrysoptera C, Res, Br
Long-billed Corella Cacatua tenuirostris V
Magpie-Lark Grallina cyanoleuca C, Res, Br
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles C, Res, Br
Mistletoe Bird Dicaeum hirundinaceum V
Musk Lorikeet Glossopsitta concinna V
Nankeen Kestrel Falco cenchroides V
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus V
New Holland Honeyeater Phylidonyris (Meliornis) novaehollandiae V
Noisy Miner Manoina melanocephala C, Res
Northan Mallard# Anas platyrhynchos E, Res
Olive-backed Oriole Oriolus sagittatus Res
Pacific Baza Aviceda subcristata M
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliousa C, Res, Br
Pied Butcherbird Cracticus nigrogularis Res
Pied Currawong Strepera graculina C, Res, Br
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus V
Powerful Owl* Ninox strenua V
Purple Swamp Hen Porphyrio porphyrio C, Res, Br
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus C, Res, Br
Red-browed Finch Neochmia temporalis Res (escarpment)
Red Wattlebird Anthochaera carunculata C, Res
Red-whiskered Bulbul# Pycnonotus jocosus E, C, V
Rose Robin Petroica rosea V
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia V
Rufus Fantail Rhipidura rufifrons Res
Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus C, V
Satin Bowerbird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus violaceus C, Res, Br
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus V
Silvereye Zosterops lateralis C, Res
Silver Gull Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae C, V
Striated Thornbill Acanthiza lineata V
Straw-necked Ibis Threskiornis spinicollis V
Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus V
Spotted Pardalote Pardalotus punctatus Res
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis E, Res
Superb Fairy Wren Malurus cyaneus Res
Superb Lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae Res (escarpment)
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Caatua galerita C, Res
Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides C, Res, Br
Topknot Pigeon Lopholaimus antarcticus C, Res
Variegated Fairy Wren Malurus lamberti C, Res
Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena C, Res, Br
Wedged-tailed Eagle Aquila audax V
White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster V
White-browed Scrubwren Sericornis frontalis C, Res, Br
White-eyed Duck (Hardhead)  Aythya australis V
White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae V
White-headed Pigeon Columba leucomela Res (escarpment)
White-necked Heron Ardea pacifica V
White-throated Gerygone Gerygone olivacea Res
White-throated Tree Creeper Cormobates leucophaea Res (escarpment)
White-plumed Honeyeater Lichenostomus penicillatus V
Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus V
Willie Wagtail Rhipidura (Sauloprocta) leucophrys C, Res, Br
Wonga Pigeon Leucosarcia picata C, Res (escarpment)
Yellow-faced Honeyeater Lichenostomus chrysops V
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus (Zanda) funereus V
Yellow-throated Scrubwren Sericornis citreogularis Res (escarpment)
Yellow Thornbill Acanthiza nana Res
Yellow Robin Eopsalria australis C, Res, Br

Fish and crustaceans

Common NameSpecies NameNotes
Common Yabby Cherax destructor Res
Cox's Gudgeon Gobiomorphis coxxi Res
Flathead Gudgeon Philypnodon grandiceps Res
Freshwater Glass Shrimp Paratya australasiensis Res
Koi Carp# Cyprinys carpio E, Res
Short-finned Eel Anguilla australis Res
Striped Gudgeon Gobiomorphis australis Res
Long-finned Eel Anguilla reinhardii Res
Mosquito Fish# Gambusia affinis E, Res

This list has been compiled from sightings by staff, students and visitors to the campus as well as from documented sources such as development assessment reports. Data accuracy however is unknown. Please report sightings of any species observed at Wollongong Campus that are not on this list by providing details to the Environment Unit.

Download the Factsheet - Wollongong campus fauna list (pdf)