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A fantastic summer opportunity at Freycinet


The Parks and Wildlife Service and Wildcare Friends of Freycinet are keen to hear from people that love the outdoors, enjoy meeting with fellow campers and are independent workers, for summer programs in Freycinet National Park.More

Copper Cove boardwalk ready for summer walkers


A boardwalk along the scenic Coastal Track from Bakers Beach to Badger Beach at Narawntapu National Park has been completed just in time to welcome the influx of walkers visiting in spring and summer.More

Funding for walking tracks


The Tasmanian Government has committed funding totalling $6 million for the South Coast Track and the final stage of the Three Capes Track.More

Mt Field National Park

Animal Species List

The following lists provide information on species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and some invertebrates recorded at Mt Field. Reports of new sightings are welcome.




Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus
Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus
Spotted-tailed Quoll Dasyurus maculatus
Eastern Quoll Dasyurus viverrinus
Tasmanian Devil Sarcophilus harrisii
Southern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon obesulus
Eastern Barred Bandicoot Perameles gunnii
Common Wombat Vombatus ursinus
Sugar Glider Petaurus breviceps
Common Ringtail Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus
Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula
Little Pygmy-possum Cercartetus lepidus
Eastern Pygmy-possum Cercartetus nanus
Tasmanian Bettong Bettongia gaimardi
Long-nosed Potoroo Potorous tridactylus apicalis
Bennetts Wallaby Macropus rufogriseus
Tasmanian Pademelon Thylogale billardierii
Chocolate Wattled Bat Chalinolobus morio
King River Vespadelus Vespadelus regulus
Little Forest Vespadelus Vespadelus vulturnus
Tasmanian Pipistrelle Falsistrellus tasmaniensis
Lesser Long-eared Bat Nyctophilus geoffroyi
Greater Long-eared Bat Nyctophilus timoriensis
Water Rat Hydromys chrysogaster
Long-tailed Mouse Pseudomys higginsi
Swamp Rat Rattus lutreolus velutinus


Rabbit Orystolagus cuniculus cuniculus
Cats (feral & domestic) Felis catus
House Mouse Mus musculus



Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo novaehollandiae
Little Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax melanoleucos melanoleucos
Little Black Cormorant Phalavocorax sulcirostris
White-faced Heron Ardea novaehollandiae
Chestnut Teal Anas castanea
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa superciliosa
Black Swan Cygnus atratus
Collared Sparrowhawk Accipiter cirrhocephalus cirrhocephalus
Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus fasciatus
Grey (White) Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae novaehollandiae
Wedge-tailed Eagle Aquila audax fleayi
Marsh Harrier. Circus (approximans) aeruginosus gouldi
Brown Falcon (Tasmanian) Falco berigora tasmanica
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus macropus
Swamp Quail (ssp.of Brown) Coturnix australis ysilophorus
Tasmanian Native-hen Gallinula mortierii
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus
Lewin's Rail Rallus (Dryolimnas)pectoralis brachipus
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles novaehollandiae
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii
Silver Gull Larus novaehollandiae novaehollandiae
Brush Bronzewing Phaps elegans
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita galerita
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus funereus xanthanotus
Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor
Blue-winged Parrot Neophema chrysostoma
Green Rosella Platycercus caledonicus
Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo Chrysococsyx basalis
Shining Bronze-cuckoo Chrysococsyx lucidus plagosus
Pallid Cuckoo Cuculus pallidus
Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cuculuspyrrhophanus prionurus
Southern Boobook Ninox novaeseelandiae lucopus
Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae castanops
Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides strigoides
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae novaeguineae
Tree Martin Cevopis nigricans nigricans
Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena
Richard's Pipit Anthus novaehollandiae
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Coracina novaehollandiae
Grey Shrike-thrush Colluriaincla harmonica harmonica
Dusky Robin Melanodryas vittata
Satin Flycatcher Myiagra cyanoleuca
Olive Whistler Pachycephala olivacea
Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis
Scarlet Robin Petroica multicolor boodang
Flame Robin Petroica phoenicea
Pink Robin Petroica rodinogaster
Grey Fantail Rhipidurafuliginosa albiscapa
White's Thrush (scaly) Zoothera dauma lunalata
Superb Fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus cyaneus
Southern Emu-wren Stipiturus malachurus littleri
Yellow-rumped Thombill Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
Tasmanian Thornbill Acanthiza ewingii
Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla diemenensis
Tasmanian Scrubwren Sericornis humilus
Striated Field wren (Calamanthus) Sericornis fuliginosus
Scrubtit Sericornis magnus
Eastern Spinebill Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Yellow Wattlebird Anthochaera paradoxa
Yellow-throated Honeyeater Lichenostomus flavicollis
Black-headed Honeyeater Melithreptus affinis
Strong-billed Honeyeater Melithreptus validirostris
New Holland Honeyeater Phylidonyris novaehollandiae canescens
Crescent Honeyeater Phylidonyris pyrrhoptera inornata
Spotted Pardalote Pardalotus punctatus
Striated Pardalote Pardalotus striatus ornatus
Silvereye Zosterops lateralis lateralis
Beautiful Firetail Emblema bella
Dusky Woodswallow Artamus cyanopterus cyanopterus
Grey Butcherbird Cracticus torquatuscinereus
Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen hypoleuca
Black Currawong Strepera fuliginosa
Grey (clinking) Currawong Strepera versicolor arguta
Forest Raven Corrus tasmanicus tasmanicus


Superb Lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae
Common Skylark Alauda arvensis
Common Blackbird Turdus merula
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris



She-oak Skink Cyclodomorpus casuarinae
White's Skink Egernia whitii
Metallic Skink Niveoscincus metallicus
Southern Snow Skink Niveoscincus microlepidotus
Ocellated Skink Niveoscincus ocellatus
Mountain Skink Niveoscincus orocryptus*
Tasmanian Tree Skink Niveoscincus pretiosus
Southern Grass Skink Pseudemoia entrecasteuxii
Blotched Blue-tongue Tiliqua nigrolutea
White-lipped Snake Drysdalia coronoides
Tiger Snake Notechis ater

*not recorded from the area but may occur here.



Tasmanian Froglet Crinia tasmaniensis
Brown froglet Crinia signifera
Banjo Frog Limnodynastes dumerili
Brown Tree Frog Litoria ewingi




Dominula Skipper Anisynta dominula
Donnysa Skipper Hesperilla donnysa
Flame Skipper Hesperilla idothea
Yellow-banded Dart Ocybadistes walkeri
White Grassdart Taractrocera papyria
Macleay's Swallowtail Graphium macleayanum
Hobart Brown Argynnina hobartia
Klug's Xenica Geitoneura klugi
Common Brown Heteronympha merope
Shouldered Brown Heteronympha penelope
Leprea Brown Nesoxenica leprea
Silver Xenica Oreixenica lathoniella
Meadow Argus Junonia villida
Australian Admiral Vanessa itea
Australian Painted Lady Vanessa kershawi
Bright Copper Paralucia aurifera
Mountain Blue Neolucia hobartensis
Common Grass Blue Zizinia labradus


Cabbage White Pieris rapae

A Few Other Special Invertebrates Found at Mt Field

Plesiothele fentoni - Lake Fenton Trapdoor  endangered species
Geodetrechus parallelus - Cave carabid beetle
Dirce aesiodora - Pencil Pine Moth  endemic to Tasmania
Plesanemma altafucate - Alpine Moth endemic to Tasmania
Poecilochorema evansi - Caddisfly
Diplectrona castanea - Mt Field Caddisfly
Neolucia hobartensis hobartensis - Mountain Blue Butterfly
Archipetalia auriculata - Tasmanian Redspot Dragonfly endemic to Tasmania
Blaste falcifer - No common name (However the psocidae are Common barklice)
Synthemiopsis gomphomacromioid - Tasmanian Spotwing (Dragonfly) endemic to Tasmania
Ooperipatellus insignis - velvet worm