Munyaroo Conservation Park – Northern section

Where is it?: Munyaroo Conservation Park – Northern section is on Eyre Peninsula c. 57km SW of Whyalla.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 12,753 hectares. Hundred of McGregor – Sections 12-16, 20-24, 28, 30, 35 and 36

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Eyre

History: Sections 12-15 and 22 were proclaimed as Munyaroo Conservation Park on 13 October 1977. Sections 16, 20, 21, 23, 24, 28 and 30 were added on 9 June 1983 and Sections 35 and 36 on 20 August 2009. 

Habitat: With such a large area there are a number of varied habitats within the park:

  • Low shrubland – Marsh Saltbush (Atriplex paludosa ssp. cordata) with emergent Sheep Bush (Geijera linearifolia)
  • Shrubland – Sheep Bush and Bladder Saltbush (Atriplex vesicaria) over Round-leaf Pigface (Disphyma crassifolium)
  • Mallee – Yorrell (Eucalyptus gracilis)  over Dryland Tea-tree (Melaleuca lanceolata), Stiff Westringia (Westringia rigida) and Ruby Saltbush (Enchylaena tomentosa var. tomentosa)
  • Mallee – Ridge-fruited Mallee (Eucalyptus incrassata), Scrub Cypress Pine (Callitris verrucosa) over Dune Tea-tree (Leptospermum coriaceum), Silvery Phebalium (Phebalium bullatum), Broombush (Melaleuca uncinata),  Bottlebrush Hakea (Hakea francisiana) and Cup Fringe-myrtle (Calytrix involucrata). 
  • Hummock Grassland – Spinifex (Triodia scariosa) with an overstorey of Gilja (E. brachycalyx) and Yorrell (E. gracilis)

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 113 (non-passerines 49, passerines 64)

Common Species: Malleefowl, Port Lincoln Parrot, White-fronted Honeyeater, Inland Thornbill, White-browed Babbler, Brown Currawong, Grey Shrikethrush

Less Common Species: Spotted Harrier, Tawny Frogmouth, Brown-headed Honeyeater, Shy Heathwren, Redthroat, Gilbert’s Whistler 

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