Eric Bonython Conservation Park

Where is it?: This park is on Rymill Road, Tunkalilla about 19km E of Delamere.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 6 hectares. Hundred of Waitpinga – Sections 356 and 357

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

History: This park was first proclaimed in 1960 and re-proclaimed on 27 April 1972.

Habitat: The area is mostly Low Open Forest of Swamp Gum (Eucalyptus ovata), Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa), Cup Gum (E. cosmophylla)Messmate Stringybark (E. obliqua) and Brown Stringybark (E. baxteri). Understory plants include Tea-trees (Leptospermum sp.) and Hakeas (Hakea sp.).

Total Species Recorded to Date: 43 (non-passerines 12, passerines 31)

Common Species: Adelaide Rosella, New Holland Honeyeater, Striated Thornbill, Grey Fantail, Australian Golden Whistler, Grey Shrikethrush

Less Common Species: Brush Bronzewing, Pallid Cuckoo, Elegant Parrot, Dusky Woodswallow, Red-browed Finch

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