Fauna

white faced herronAround 239 different species of birds, 31 species of reptiles, 32 mammals, 10 species of frogs and 2 species of fish have been recorded in or around the GreenWay. Many, but not all, of these animals are native to Australia. There are also a variety of insects, including moths and butterflies, living in the GreenWay catchment.

The small areas of remnant vegetation and associated weed infestations in the GreenWay already provide suitable habitat for some native fauna.

Species commonly recorded in the GreenWay include:

  • The Superb-fairy Wren (Malurus cyanea)
  • Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)
  • New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)
  • Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)
  • Common Garden Skink (Lampropholis guichenoti)
  • Eastern Blue Tongue Lizard (Tiliqua scincoides).

Long-nosed BandicootAn endangered population of Long-nosed Bandicoots has also been discovered in the GreenWay (pictured right).

While these species are all relatively common species throughout the broader landscape, in the Inner West some of these species are uncommon. 

For a comprehensive review of the fauna of the GreenWay, download the GreenWay Flora and Fauna Literature Review [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.06 MB]. 

RIDE THE GREENWAY YOUR WAY!

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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