Fauna

The Peel-Harvey is home to many weird and wonderful fauna, including State’s fauna emblem, the Numbat.

We have ~92 recorded species of Reptiles, mammals, invertebrates and fish, as listed below.

The Peel-Harvey is part of South-West Biodiversity hotspot (one of 34 global biodiversity hotspots). Biodiversity hotspots are defined as regions “where exceptional concentrations of endemic species are undergoing exceptional loss of habitat”.   Feral cats, foxes and land clearing are threatening our fauna species with many species being protected in feral proof enclosures. Habitat clearing and degradation (through disease, declining rainfall and poor management) is also a major factor in the decline of our native species.

We hope that by working together to protect our native fauna we can have a future where they are safe to come out from behind the fence, and once again be a regular sight in our landscape.

Disclaimer:  The information contained in this document is provided by the PHCC in good faith. However, there is no guarantee of the accuracy of the information contained in this document and it is the responsibility of users to make their own enquiries as to its accuracy, currency, relevance and correctness.

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Nationals(EPBC)

States(WA)

A short-tongued bee

Scientific Name: Neopasiphae simplicior

Type: Invertebrate

Conservation Status

National: CE: Critically Endangered State: EN: Endangered Species

Local Landscape: Ramsar Wetlands

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy (Bird)

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

an Idiosoma trapdoor spider

Scientific Name: Idiosoma sp.

Type: Invertebrate

Conservation Status

National: State:

Local Landscape: Coastal Plain

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy (Bird)

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

Arctic jaeger, Arctic skua

Scientific Name: Stercorarius parasiticus

Type: Bird

Conservation Status

National: MI: Migratory State: MI: Migratory Species

Local Landscape: Ramsar Wetlands

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy (Bird)

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross

Scientific Name: Thalassarche chlororhynchos

Type: Bird

Conservation Status

National: MI: Migratory State: VU: Vulnerable Species

Local Landscape: Ramsar Wetlands

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy (Bird)

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

Australasian bittern

Scientific Name: Botaurus poiciloptilus

Type: Bird

Conservation Status

National: EN: Endangered State: EN: Endangered Species

Local Landscape: Ramsar Wetlands Coastal Plain Forest and Scarp Hotham-Williams

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy (Bird)

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

Australian painted snipe

Scientific Name: Rostratula australis

Type: Bird

Conservation Status

National: EN: Endangered State: EN: Endangered Species

Local Landscape: Coastal Plain

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy (Bird)

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

Australian sea-lion

Scientific Name: Neophoca cinerea

Type: Mammal

Conservation Status

National: VU: Vulnerable State: VU: Vulnerable Species

Local Landscape: Ramsar Wetlands

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy (Bird)

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

Bar-tailed godwit

Scientific Name: Limosa lapponica

Type: Bird

Conservation Status

National: MI: Migratory State: MI: Migratory Species

Local Landscape: Ramsar Wetlands Coastal Plain

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy (Bird)

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

barking owl (southwest subpop.)

Scientific Name: Ninox connivens connivens (southwest subpop.)

Type: Bird

Conservation Status

National: State: P3: Priority 3 Poorly-known species

Local Landscape: Hotham-Williams

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy (Bird)

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

Baudin’s cockatoo

Scientific Name: Calyptorhynchus baudinii

Type: Bird

Conservation Status

National: EN: Endangered State: EN: Endangered Species

Local Landscape: Ramsar Wetlands Coastal Plain Forest and Scarp Hotham-Williams

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy (Bird)

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information