SA iNaturalists - Nature Talk (Aug 2019)

Have any questions about local species or natural areas? Please use the comments sections of this post as a place for general discussion on local species and local natural areas during August 2019

A place to ask questions about local species and places.
Share your knowledge of a local species or experience of local natural areas.
Do not discuss specific location details of vulnerable / endangered species.

Publicado el 29 de julio de 2019 a las 09:52 PM por cobaltducks cobaltducks


I'll kick us off, then!

What are some good, public transport-accessible places to go for nature walks/spotting in/around Adelaide? Unfortunately I can't drive so i'm limited to either where public transport will take me, or pestering my friends.

Anotado por benjaminlancer hace mas de 4 años

Glenthorne National Park, which is the new name for O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, and a few other small parks all joined together in management and planning contexts.

You can get to O'Halloran Hill by bus, and Hallett Cove by train.

Anotado por marinejanine hace mas de 4 años

How about Tennyson Dunes in West Lakes. Apparently there is a good size population of Painted Dragons (Ctenophorus pictus) there.

Anotado por cobaltducks hace mas de 4 años

Hi All,

Thanks for the tips above. I've come with another question.

I noticed recently all my rainbow lorikeet observations were changed to 'Coconut Lorikeet.' I assume it's simply a different local name for the species that isn't used in SA? I could not find any record of the change on my iNat feed to figure out why it was made.

Upon further research I noticed there was a subspecies of Coconut lorikeet named Rainbow Lorikeet up on inaturalist (Trichoglossus haematodus ssp. moluccanus), so now I'm wondering if the Rainbow Lorikeets I have should be re-classified as that?

Does anyone know what's been going on?

Anotado por benjaminlancer hace mas de 4 años

@benjaminlancer Trichoglossus haematodus is being split into several species and Trichoglossus haematodus ssp. moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) will become Trichoglossus moluccanus. See some discussion here:

Anotado por cobaltducks hace mas de 4 años

Thanks for the information, @cobaltducks

Anotado por benjaminlancer hace mas de 4 años

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