Chain of Bays Chain of Bays
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Significant Animals


There are several reptile species of conservation significance, including snakes such as the Peninsula Brown Snake, Pseudonaja inframacula; Bardick, Echiopsis curta; Master's Snake, Drysdalia mastersii; and Common Death Adder, Acanthophis antarcticus. There are numerous lizards, including, Worm Lizards; Snake-Lizards; Shingleback (Sleepy Lizard), Tiliqua rugosa; Ctenotus Skinks; Lerista Skinks; Mallee Tree Dragon, Amphibolurus norrisi; Painted Dragon, Ctenophorus reticulates; Sand Goanna, Varanus gouldii; Marbled Gecko, Christinus marmoratus; Western Stone Gecko, Diplodactylus granariensis; Thick-tailed Gecko (Barking Gecko), Underwoodisaurus milii; and Starred Knob-tailed Gecko, Nephrurus stellatus.

Small Mammals

There are some small mammals of conservation significance, including Fat-tailed Dunnart, Sminthopsis crassicaudata; Mitchell's Hopping Mouse, Notomys mitchellii; Brush-tailed Bettong, Bettongia penicillata; Western Pygmy-possum, Cercartetus concinnus; Chocolate Wattled Bat, Chalinolobus morio; and Southern Forest Bat, Vespadelus regulus.

Migratory Shorebirds and Waterbirds

There are several species of migratory shorebirds and waterbirds which are significant, including Hooded Plover, Thinornis rubricollis; Fairy Tern, Sterna nereis; Sooty Oystercatcher, Haematopus fuliginosus; Pied Oystercatcher, Haematopus longirostrus; Banded Stilt, Cladorhynchus leucocephalus; Red-necked Avocet, Recurvirostra novaehollandiae; Sanderling, Calidris alba; Ruddy Turnstone, Arenaria interpres; Australasian Grebe (Little Grebe), Tachybaptus novaehollandiae; and Eastern Curlew, Numenius madagascariensis.
Other significant birds found in the Chain of Bays include, Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrines; Rock Parrot, Neophema petrophila; Australian Ringneck (Ring-necked Parrot), Barnardius zonarius; and Blue-breasted Fairy-Wren, Malurus pulcherrimus.
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