Brampton Island Campsite

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GPS Coordinates 20°48.564′S, 149°15.942′E

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Wildlife

Mammals 1 species
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) 1 Koala named "Shaun" by UQ researchers, as identified by numbers on the ear tags.
Marine Invertebrates 1 species
Blue Sea Star (Linckia laevigata) 1
Butterflies 25 species
Blue Tiger (Tirumala hamata) 6
Purple Crow (Euploea tulliolus) 6
Common Grass-blue (Zizina labradus) 6
Yellow Albatross (Appias paulina) 6
Meadow Argus (Junonia villida) 6
Common Evening-brown (Melanitis leda) 6
Common Grass-yellow, Large Grass-yellow (Eurema hecabe) 6
Varied Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina) 6
Dingy Bush-brown (Mycalesis perseus) 5
Large Citrus Butterfly, Orchard Butterfly, Orchard Swallowtail (Papilio aegeus) 5
Caper Gull (Cepora perimale) 4
Bordered Rustic (Cupha prosope) 4
Marsh Tiger (Danaus affinis) 3
Common Crow (Euploea core) 3
Northern Jezabel, Scarlet Jezebel (Delias argenthona) 2
Small Grass-yellow (Eurema smilax) 2
Purple Oak-blue (Arhopala centaurus) 2
Large Purple Line-blue (Nacaduba berenice) 2
Black-spotted Flash (Hypolycaena phorbas) 2
Small Dusky-blue (Candalides erinus) 1
Northern Ringlet, Orange-streaked Ringlet (Hypocysta irius) 1
Lemon Migrant (Catopsilia pomona) 1
Greasy Swallowtail (Cressida cressida) 1
White-banded Line-blue (Nacaduba kurava) 1
Bright Oak-blue (Arhopala madytus) 1
Seabirds 2 species
Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) 22
Greater Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii) 3
Land Birds 46 species
Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina) 155 Feeding on exposed intertidal reef, seen to be picking up food items.
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) 72 Heard only; Heard only
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) 44
Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula) 36
Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) 32 Heard only; Heard only; Heard only
Spectacled Monarch (Symposiachrus trivirgatus) 31 Heard only; A big group of Monarchs moving through the rainforest patch on the far side of the island, including several juveniles.
Torresian Crow (Corvus orru) 31
Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) 28
Orange-footed Scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt) 24 Heard only
Pacific Reef Heron (Egretta sacra) 23
Dusky Myzomela (Myzomela obscura) 18 Heard only
Eastern Osprey (Pandion cristatus) 17 Building a nest in a nearby Hoop Pine
White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) 14 A 2nd year immature bird plus 2 adults.
White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) 11
Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris) 11
Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela) 10 Heard only; Heard only
Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) 10
Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus) 10 Heard only
Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum) 9 Heard only; Heard only; Heard only
Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) 8
Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis) 6 Heard only
Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus) 6
Beach Stone-curlew (Esacus magnirostris) 6
Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) 6 Heard only; Heard only
Wompoo Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus) 5
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) 5 Heard only
Southern Boobook (Ninox boobook) 4 Heard only; Heard only; Heard only; Heard only
Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax) 4
Bush Stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius) 4 Heard only
Australian Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) 4
Tree Martin (Petrochelidon nigricans) 3
Noisy Pitta (Pitta versicolor) 3
Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana) 3 Non-breeding, identified by call
Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter cirrocephalus) 3 Heard only
Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae) 2
Rose-crowned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus regina) 2 Heard only
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) 2
Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) 2 Heard only
White-eared Monarch (Carterornis leucotis) 1 Juvenile bird
Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia amboinensis) 1
Striated Heron (Butorides striata) 1
Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles) 1 Heard only
Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus) 1 Heard only
Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides) 1
Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) 1
Pied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bicolor) 1 Observed by a non-birder, but description sufficient for ID
Dragonflies 6 species
Orthetrum sabina 5
Common Glider (Trapezostigma loewii) 4
Blue Skimmer (Orthetrum caledonicum) 2
Neurothemis stigmatizans 1
Orthetrum serapia 1
Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata) 1
Marine Reptiles 1 species
Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) 1
Terrestrial Reptiles 4 species
Common Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulatus) 3
Supralittoral Shinning-skink (Cryptoblepharus litoralis) 3
Robust Rainbow-skink (Carlia schmeltzii) 1
Excitable Delma (Delma tincta) 1

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