Mount Magnificent Conservation Park

Where is it?: Mount Magnificent Conservation Park is c. 8km NE of Mount Compass between Blackfellows Creek Road and Mount Magnificent Road.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 90 hectares. Hundred of Kuitpo – Section 293

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin

History: This park was first proclaimed in 1967 and re-proclaimed on 27 April 1972 as Mount Magnificent Conservation Park.

Habitat: The vegetation is Open Forest consisting of Messmate Stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) +/- Brown Stringy bark (E. baxteri) +/- Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa) +/- Cup Gum (E. cosmophylla). Understorey plants include Yacca (Xanthorrhoea semiplana ssp. semiplana), Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha), Myrtle Wattle (A. myrtifolia), Desert Banskia (Banskia ornata) and Large-leaf Pea Bush (Pultenaea daphnoides).

Total Species Recorded to Date: 91 (non-passerines 41, passerines 50)

Common Species: White-throated Treecreeper, Superb Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, Striated Thornbill, Australian Magpie

Less Common Species: Elegant Parrot, White-faced Heron, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Black-faced Cuckooshrike, Willie Wagtail, Rufous Whistler

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