• Wild Budgies

Bird and animal observations are an important part of our field trips to the GVD. Some photos taken by our members appear above.

Our logo, and the bird we most like to spot is the elusive Wipu Wara (Princess Parrot).  Go to this page for more information and some of our photos (even a video) of and our sightings.

The Friends compiled Birds of the Mamungari Conservation Park in 2007using lists from Friends’ visits to Mamungari and Birds Australia’s The New Atlas of Australian Birds. The list is in brochure form – please print it to take with you if you are visiting the GVD.

You might also wish to take the following list of birds which Mark Shephard’s book (see Facts and Figures) identifies as ‘common or widespread’ in the GVD:

Brown falcon, Falco berigora

Crested pigeon, Ocyphaps lophotes

Ringneck parrot, Barnardius zonarius

Mulga parrot, Psephotus varius

Red-capped robin, Petroica goodenovii

Hooded robin, Melanodryas culcullata

Rufous whistler, Pachycephala rufiventris

Grey shrike-thrush, Collurincincla harmonica

Crested bellbird, Oreoica gutturalis

Willie wagtail, Rhipidura leucophrys

Splendid fairy-wren, Malurus splendens

White-browed babbler, Pomatostomus superciliosus

Variegated fairy-wren, Malurus lamberti

Chestnut-rumped thornbill, Acanthiza uropygialis

Southern whiteface, Aphelocephala leucopsis

Spiny-cheeked honeyeater, Acanthogenys rufogularis

Yellow-throated miner, Manorina flavigula

Singing honeyeater, Lichenostomus virescens

Grey-fronted honeyeater, Lichenostomus plumulus

White-fronted honeyeater, Phylidonyris albifrons

Mistletoebird, Dicaceum hirundinaceum

Black-faced wood-swallow, Artamus cinereus

Unfortunately, the GVD is also home to many feral camels.  The camels wreak havoc on the local vegetation as you can see here.