Montacute Conservation Park

Where is it?: The park is set in very rugged hill country c. 6km from Montacute at the end of Valley Road.

Owner: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

Property summary: Total area 194 hectares – Hundred of Onkaparinga, Sections 473,  523, 524, 5586, 5587, 5589, 5590.

Habitat: The creek line is dominated by river red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) with a low understory of grasses and exotic plants. The higher slopes support brown stringybark (E. baxteri) and messmate stringybark (E. obliqua).

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 57 (non-passerines 17, passerines 40)

Common Species: Adelaide Rosella, Superb Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Black-winged Currawong, Grey Fantail, Rufous Whistler

Less Common Species: Common Bronzewing, Eastern Spinebill, Restless Flycatcher, Eastern Shriketit

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