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.

Posted on July 29, 2019 09:52 PM by 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.

Posted by benjaminlancer almost 5 years ago

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.

Posted by marinejanine almost 5 years ago

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

Posted by cobaltducks almost 5 years ago

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?

Posted by benjaminlancer almost 5 years ago

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

Posted by cobaltducks almost 5 years ago

Thanks for the information, @cobaltducks

Posted by benjaminlancer almost 5 years ago

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