Indigenous Fauna

Birds, mammals and butterflies of Sherbrooke Forest are listed below.
The friends of Sherbrooke Forest agree with the view that wild animals should not be fed.   The reasons for this are given in an  article published by NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change .

Ground Layer Tree Tops
Blackbird* Australian Raven
Brush Bronzewing Blue-winged Parrot
Pilot Bird Boobook Owl
Scaly Thrush or Bassian Thrush Brown Goshawk
Song Thrush* Brown-headed Honeyeater
Superb Blue Wren Brush Cuckoo
Superb Lyrebird Crimson Rosella
Scrub-wren (White-browed) Eastern Rosella
Fan-tailed Cuckoo Gang-Gang Cockatoo 
Golden-bronze Cuckoo
Grey Currawong
Laughing Kookaburra
Nankeen Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Pied Currawong
Powerful Owl
Sulphur-Crested White Cockatoo
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

* Introduced species
Shrub Layer Shrub Layer
Fantail Cuckoo Pink Robin
Grey Fantail Rose Robin
Rufous Fantail Scarlet Robin
Red-browed Firetail Scrub-wren (Large-billed)
Satin Flycatcher Silvereye
Goldfinch* Shrike-tit
Greenfinch* Grey Shrike-thrush
Crescent Honeyeater Eastern Spinebill
White-eared Honeyeater Brown Thornbill
White-naped Honeyeater Little Thornbill
Yellow-faced Honeyeater Red Wattlebird
Owlet Nightjar Eastern Whipbird
Spotted Pardalote Golden Whistler
Striated Pardalote Olive Whistler
Eastern Yellow Robin Rufous Whistler
Flame Robin
Tree Trunks Aerial
Red-browed Tree-creeper Spine-tailed Swift
White-throated Tree-creeper Wedge-tailed Eagle

In addition , the Sherbrooke Lyrebird Group have reported sightings of:
  • Crested Shrike-tit
  • Pacific Black Duck with chicks
  • Sooty Owl
  • Southern Boobook
  • Tawny Frogmouth
Scientific Name Common Name
Antechinus swainsonii Dusky Antechinus
Mastacomys fuscus Broad-toothed Rat
Antechinus stuartii Brown Antechinus
Trichosurus vulpecula Brushtail possum
Tachyglossus aculeatus Echidna
Schoinobates volans Greater Glider
Perameles nasuta Long-nosed Bandicoot
Rattus fuscipes Native Rat
Acrobates pygmaeus Pygmy or Feathertail Glider
Pseudocheirus peregrinus Ringtail Possum
Trichosurus caninus Short-eared Brushtail Possum
Isoodon obesulus Short-nosed Bandicoot
Petaurus breviceps Sugar Glider
Wallabia bicolor Swamp Wallaby
Rattus lutreolus Water Rat
Vombatus ursinus Wombat
Petaurus australis Yellow-bellied Glider


Scientific name Common name Larval Food Plants
Argynnina cyrila Cyril`s brown Poa species
Delias aganippe Wood white Emeyema species/Exocarpus cupressiformis
Delias harpalyce Imperial white Muellerina eucalyptoides
Dispar compacta Dispar skipper Poa tenera/Poa species
Geitonura acantha Eastern-ringed xenica Poa species
Geitonura klugii Klug`s xenica Poa species
Graphium macleayanum Macleay`s swallowtail Atherosperma moschatum
Hesperilla chaostola Chaostola skipper Gahnia species
Hesperilla ornata Spotted skipper Gahnia species/Carex appressa
Heteronympha banksii Bank`s brown Poa species
Heteronympha merope Common brown Poa tenera/Themeda triandra
Heteronympha paradelpha Spotted brown Poa species
Heteronympha penelope Shouldered brown Poa species
Heteronympha solandri Solander`s brown Poa species
Hypochrysops byzos Yellowspot jewel Pomaderris aspera
Hypochrysops delicia Blue jewel Acacia species
Jalmenus evagoras Common imperial blue Acacia dealbata
Junonia villida Meadow argus Plantago debilis/Goodenia ovata
Nacabuba biocellata Double-spotted lineblue Acacia species
Ocybadistes walken Yellow banded dart Poa species/Dianella species
Oreisplanus peromatus Mountain spotted skipper Gahnia sieberana
Oreixenica kershawi Kershaw`s brown Poa species
Oreixenica lathoniella Common silver xenica Microlaena stipoides/Poa species
Polyura pyrrhus Tailed emperor Acacia dealbata
Pseudalmenus chlorinda Orange hairstreak Acacia dealbata
Pseudalmenus chlorinda Orange hairstreak Acacia dealbata/Acacia melanoxylon
Signeta flammeata Bright shield skipper Poa species
Taractrocera papyria White grassdart Microlaena stipoides
Tisiphone abeona Swordgrass brown Gahnia sieberana
Toxidia andersoni Anderson`s skipper Tetrarrhena juncea
Toxidia doubledayi Doubleday`s skipper Poa species
Vanessa cardui Painted lady Asteracea & Malvaceae species
Vanessa itea Australian admiral Urtica incisa
Zizina labradus Common grass-blue Indigofera & Glycine species

Ross Field--Butterfly species in Sherbrooke Forest (unpublished)
F.B Common & D.F Waterhouse-Butterflies of Australia .Angus & Robertson 1981