The biodiversity report for the Dubbo Campus noted that the site was highly disturbed given its original life as a working farm, beginning in the 1820s.
While the campus is located on the fringes of an urbanised area, the report notes that there are significant areas of native grasslands and planted woodlots to the west of the campus. In addition, there is potential for a significant wildlife/biodiversity corridor in an ephemeral drainage line, which runs from the eastern side of the campus across to the planted woodlots and native grasslands on the western side of the campus.
The below gallery show cases native fauna species identified on this campus through biodiversity monitoring activities.
Weebill (Smicrornis brevirostris)
Spotted pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus)
Red–rumped parrot (Psephotus haematonotus)
Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) Wiradjuri - gulambali or birriyag.
Brown-headed honeyeater (Melithreptus brevirostris)
Blue -faced honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis)
Black-faced cuckoo-shrike ( Coracina novaehollandiae )
Flagship species Little Lorikeet ( Glossopsitta pusilla ) is vulnerable
Charles Sturt University extends our sincere gratitude to the following talented and very generous photographers for granting permission to publish their amazing images.
Thank you to: Simon B Cotterell, Ian Montgomery birdway.com.au, Jennifer Horsnell, Geoff Burrows, Dr Joanne Connolly, Tim Bergen, Alexandra Knight, David Hunter, Mark Stephenson, Cilla Kinross, Ian Kerr, Roger France and Ken Monson.
Wildflower images are sourced from canberra.naturemapr.org
The Little Lorikeet, Glossopsitta pusilla is a small (16-19 cm; 40 g) bright green parrot, with a red face surrounding its black bill and extending to the eye. The undertail is olive-yellow with a partly concealed red base, and the underwing coverts are bright green. The call in flight is a shrill and rolling screech: ‘zit-zit’ or ‘zzet’. Although difficult to observe while foraging high in treetops, a flock’s constantly chattering contact calls give it away. Flight is fast, direct and through or above the canopy. They are nomadic nectar feeders regularly recorded in the Dubbo region. They are regularly sighted at Charles Sturt University Dubbo when the eucalypts are in flower.
The biodiversity report for the Dubbo Campus notes that the site was highly disturbed given its original life as a working farm, beginning in the 1820’s. While the campus is located on the fringes of an urbanised area, the biodiversity zone has significant areas of native grasslands and there are planted woodlots to the west of the campus. In addition, there is potential for a significant wildlife/biodiversity corridor also an ephemeral drainage line, which runs from the eastern side of the campus across to the planted woodlots and native grasslands on the western side of the campus.
The one area totalling 8.6 hectares at Charles Sturt University Dubbo has been identified and mapped as an area of high conservation value. These Biodiversity Zones were formally ratified by the University in April 2017.
Charles Sturt University aims to undertake activities that:
Participate in activities enhancing the biodiversity zones including:
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