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Mammals at HWCA

There has been one mammal survey conducted on the Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia site. This survey was conducted as part of the Ecological Study of the State Highway No. 23 – Shortland to Pacific Highway Corridor.

It was found during this survey that the relatively small size of the Hunter Wetlands Centre (45ha) and its close proximity to a highly disturbed urban environment meant that the site supported very few native mammal species.

A total of six mammal species were recorded, of which, only two species were native Australian mammals. Another species, the European Rabbit, has been recorded opportunistically at the site.

Common Name Scientific Name
Grey Headed Flying Fox Pteropus poliocephalus
Little Red Flying Fox Pteropus scapulatus
Northern Brown Bandicoot Isoodonn macrourus
Water Rat Hydromys chrysogaster
House Mouse Mus musculus
Black Rat Rattus rattus
Brown Hare Lepus capensis
European Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus
Red Fox Vulpes vulpes


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