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KANGAROO ISLAND

Definitely the highlight and best two days of our trip. From the outdoor teatime along the river to the unbelievable grilled fish, grilled cheese (yes, grilled cheese) fresh salad and wine, to the remarkable guide, the first day was truly exceptional. The things that we got to see up close and personal were sensational

Vertebrates

All Vertebrate species encountered on Kangaroo Island

See all the Bird species encountered on Kangaroo Island

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Latin Name Common Name Chance of Observation
Marsupials    
Cercartetus concinnus Western Pigmy Possum (C) XL
Cercartetus lepidus Little Pigmy Possum (U) XL
Sminthopsis aitkeni Sooty Dunnart (R) (endemic) XL
Macropus eugenii Tammar Wallaby (C) XH
Macropus fuliginosus fulinginosus Kangaroo Island Kangaroo (C) XH
Isoodon obesulus Southern Brown Bandicoot (V) XL
Pseudocheirus peregrinus Common Ringtail Possum* (C) XL
Trichosurus vulpecula Common Brushtail Possum (C) XH
Phascolarctos cinereus Koala* (R) XH
Monotremes    
Tachyglossus aculeatus Short-beaked Echidna (C) H
Ornithorhinchus anatinus Platypus* (V) L (SA)
Rodents    
Mus domesticus House Mouse* (C) L
Rattus fuscipes Bush Rat (C) L
Rattus lutreolus Swamp Rat (U) L
Rattus norvegicus Brown Rat* (U) L
Rattus rattus Black Rat* (C) L
Bats    
Saccolaimus flaviventris Yellow-bellied Sheathtailed Bat (R) L
Mormopterus planiceps Little Mastiff Bat (C) L
Tadarida australis White Striped Mastiff Bat (C) L
Chalinolobus morio Chocolate Wattled Bat (C) L
Chalinolobus gouldii Gould's Wattled Bat (C) L
Eptesicus darlington Large Forest Eptesicus (R) L
Eptesicus regulus King River Eptesicus (C) L
Nyctophilus geoffroyi Lesser Long-eared Bat (C) L
Whales and Dolphins    
Balaena glacialis australis Southern Right Whale (E) L (W)
Caperea marginata Pygmy Right Whale (R) XL
Balaenoptera edeni Bryde's Whale (R) XL
Balaenoptera physalus Fin Whale (R) XL
Delphinus delphis Common Dolphin (C) L
Orcinus orca Killer Whale (R) XL
Globicephala melaena Pilot Whale (R) XL
Tursiops truncatus Bottled-nosed Dolphin (C) H
Kogia breviceps Pygmy Sperm Whale (R) XL
Kogia simus Dwarf Sperm Whale (R) XL
Physeter macrocephalus Sperm Whale (R) XL
Hyperoodon planifrons Southern Bottled-nosed Whale (R) XL
Mesoplodon grayi Gray's Beaked Whale (R) XL
Ziphius cavirostris Curvier's Beaked Whale (R) XL
Mesoplodon layardii Strap-toothed Whale (R) XL
Pinnipeds    
Arctocephalus forsteri New Zealand Fur Seal (R) XH
Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus Australian Fur Seal (R) M
Neophoca cinera Australian Sea-lion (R) XH
Feral mammals    
Felis Catus Cat* (C) H
Capra hircus Goat* (C) L
Sus scrofa Pig* (U) L
     
REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS    
Sea Turtles    
Caretta caretta Loggerhead Turtle L
Chelonia mydas Green Turtle L
Dermochelys coriacea Leathery (Luth) Turtle L
Dragon Lizards    
Ctenophorus decresii Tawny Dragon M (SA)
Pogona barbatus Bearded Dragon* XL
Geckos    
Phyllodactullus marmoratus Marbled Gecko H
Underwoodisaurus milli Thick-tailed Gecko XL
Legless Lizards    
Aprasia striolata Lined-wormed Lizard XL
Skinks    
Egernia multiscutata Russett Skink ?
Egernia whitei White's Skink H
Hemiergis decresiensis Three-toed Skink ?
Lampropholis guichenoti Four-toed Skink ?
Lerista bougainvilli Garden Skink H
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides Common Blue Tongue* XL
Goannas    
Varanus rosenbergii Rosenberg's Sand Goanna XH (SA)
Snakes    
Austrelaps superbus Pygmy Copperhead Snake L (SA)
Notechis ater niger Black Tiger Snake M (SA)
Frogs    
Litoria wingi Brown Tree Frog M
Limnodynastes dumerili Bull Frog M
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis Marble Frog M
Neobatrachus pictus Painted Frog ?
Pseudophryne bibroni Brown Toadlet ?
Ranidella signifera Brown Froglet ?