Threatened species

Threatened species that have been recorded in the GreenWay include:

  • Turquoise Parrot (Neophema pulchella)
  • Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)
  • Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae)
  • Regent Honeyeater (Xanthomyza Phrygia)
  • Superb Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus superbus)
  • Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)
  • Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor)
  • Grey-headed Flying Fox (Pteropus poliocephalus)
  • Eastern Bent-wing bat (Miniopterus schreibersii oceanensis), and
  • Long-nosed Bandicoot (Perameles nasuta)

Long-nosed bandicoots

The GreenWay is home to an endangered population of Long-nosed bandicoots, affectionately known as the "Yuppie Bandicoots of the Inner West".

Download Bandicoot fact sheet.


Photo of Long-nosed bandicoot courtesy of DECCW

Long-nosed bandicoots are an Australian native animal that are about the size of a rabbit, with pointed ears, a short tail, grey-brown fur and, of course, a long nose. Bandicoots sleep during the day and forage for food at night. Residents can assist with the conservation of these animals by keeping their pets inside at night and avoiding leaving pet food outside (which may attract predators such as foxes). 

Long-nosed bandicoots leave distinctive conical ‘diggings’ in gardens. If you see any of these, you may have a bandicoot living nearby - it could be under your house!

Valley Times articleThe current vegetation along the GreenWay, both native and non-native, is important habitat for the Long-nosed Bandicoot. It is important to clear any weedy vegetation very slowly and to wait until recently planted native vegetation has reached maturity (which can take 5 to 10 years).


Long-nosed bandicoot fact sheet [PDF - 2.38 MB]

Do you have a bandicoot in your backyard? brochure


A skater captured his trip along the GreenWay starting from Leichhardt through to Iron Cove then back to Lewisham in Sydney's Inner West. Video created by Bo Yuan and Tim Hans.   GreenWay Map below created by Benjamin Salmon.


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