Wildlife along the Darwin to Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway travel information for self drive visitors guide

Territory Wildlife Park. The Territory Wildlife Park is a zoo at Berry Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia, some 60 kilometres south of Darwin. It opened in 1989.


Wildlife along the Stuart Highway


: Access driving via the sealed Stuart Highway south from Darwin or north from Alice Springs.
Wildlife on the Stuart Highway from Darwin to Alice Springs

National Parks & Wildlife

The Northern Territory is a treasure trove of natural wonders. There are 52 national parks, reserves and nature conservation areas across the Territory designed to protect a wide variety of ecosystems and the plants and animals that live in these diverse habitats. The natural areas of the NT are the perfect place to see rare species of plants and animals in their natural habitats. Birdwatchers can check off a lengthy list of species around the hundreds of walking trails, camping areas and swimming holes. The rivers and billabongs of the tropical Top End teem with the most famous of the Territory’s wild animals: the saltwater crocodile. These fearsome predators can be seen in the wild on numerous croc-spotting cruises, or viewed up close and personal at many wildlife parks and venues around Darwin that are devoted to the study of these iconic reptiles. The savannahs and woodlands of the Katherine and Tennant creek regions offer an unrivalled diversity of ecosystems and landscapes, from majestic escarpments to lush forests to deep and mysterious river gorges sculpted by nature over millions of years. The deserts of the Red Centre appear stark and unforgiving at first; until a bit of closer study reveals an amazing and complex web of tenacious life creating one of the most unique ecosystems anywhere on the planet. The Northern Territory is unmatched in all of Australia for the variety of habitats, wildlife and spectacular landscapes. To help plan a nature holiday to the Northern Territory, consult the following list of just some of the parks, reserves and nature attractions from the tropical Top End down to the heart of the Red Centre.

Territory Wildlife Park.
The Territory Wildlife Park is a zoo at Berry Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia, some 60 kilometres south of Darwin. It opened in 1989
.http://www.territorywildlifepark.com.au/

Alice Springs Desert Park
Situated in Alice Springs so wonder thru the meandering paths amdist ari Arid Desert scences and catch glimpses of fauna darting about.
http://www.alicespringsdesertpark.com.au/

The fantastic Thorny Devil in the macdonnell ranges

Below is a list of the native mammals in the Northern Territory (NT).

Scientific name Common name NT conservation status Commonwealth conservation status

Tachyglossus aculeatus

Echidna

Least concern

 

Dasycercus blythi

Brush-tailed mulgara

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Dasycercus cristicauda

Crest-tailed mulgara

Vulnerable

Endangered

Dasyuroides byrnei

Kowari

Extinct in the NT

Vulnerable

Dasyurus geoffroii

Western quoll

Extinct in the NT

Vulnerable

Dasyurus hallucatus

Northern quoll

Critically endangered

Endangered

Pseudantechinus bilarni

Sandstone antechinus

Least concern

 

Pseudantechinus macdonnellensis

Fat-tailed antechinus

Least concern

 

Pseudantechinus mimulus

Carpentarian antechinus

Near threatened

Vulnerable

Pseudantechinus ningbing

Ningbing antechinus

Near threatened

 

Antechinus bellus

Fawn antechinus

Endangered

Endangered

Phascogale calura

Red-tailed phascogale

Extinct in the NT

Endangered

Phascogale pirata

Northern brush-tailed phascogale

Endangered

 

Planigale gilesi

Giles' planigale

Data deficient

 

Planigale ingrami

Long-tailed planigale

Least concern

 

Planigale maculata

Common planigale

Least concern

 

Planigale tenuirostris

Narrrow-nosed planigale

Data deficient

 

Ningaui ridei

Wongai ningaui

Least concern

 

Antechinomys laniger

Kultarr

Near threatened

 

Sminthopsis bindi

Kakadu dunnart

Data deficient

 

Sminthopsis butleri

Butler's dunnart

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Sminthopsis crassicaudata

Fat-tailed dunnart

Least concern

 

Sminthopsis hirtipes

Hairy-footed dunnart

Least concern

 

Sminthopsis longicaudata

Long-tailed dunnart

Vulnerable

 

Sminthopsis macroura

Stripe-faced dunnart

Least concern

 

Sminthopsis ooldea

Ooldea dunnart

Least concern

 

Sminthopsis psammophila

Sandhill dunnart

Data deficient

Endangered

Sminthopsis virginiae

Red-cheeked dunnart

Data deficient

 

Sminthopsis youngsoni

Lesser hairy-footed dunnart

Least concern

 

Myrmecobius fasciatus

Numbat

Extinct in the NT

Vulnerable

Chaeropus ecaudatus

Pig-footed bandicoot

Extinct

Extinct

Isoodon auratus

Golden bandicoot

Endangered

Vulnerable

Isoodon macrourus

Northern brown bandicoot

Near threatened

 

Perameles eremiana

Desert bandicoot

Extinct

Extinct

Macrotis lagotis

Bilby

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Macrotis leucura

Lesser bilby

Extinct

Extinct

Petaurus breviceps

Sugar glider

Least concern

 

Petropseudes dahli

Rock ringtail

Least concern

 

Trichosurus vulpecula

Common brushtail possum

Not listed

 

Trichosurus vulpecula vulpecula

Common brushtail possum (Southern NT)

Endangered

 

Trichosurus vulpecula arnhemensis

Common brushtail possum (Top End)

Near threatened

 

Bettongia lesueur

Burrowing bettong

Extinct in the NT

Extinct

Bettongia penicillata

Brush-tailed bettong

Extinct in the NT

Extinct

Lagorchestes asomatus

Central hare-wallaby

Extinct

Extinct

Lagorchestes conspicillatus

Spectacled hare-wallaby

Near threatened

 

Lagorchestes hirsutus

Mala

Extinct in the wild

Endangered

Macropus agilis

Agile wallaby

Least concern

 

Macropus antilopinus

Antilopine wallaroo

Least concern

 

Macropus bernardus

Black wallaroo

Data deficient

 

Macropus robustus

Common wallaroo

Least concern

 

Macropus rufus

Red kangaroo

Least concern

 

Onychogalea lunata

Crescent nailtail wallaby

Extinct

Extinct

Onychogalea unguifera

Northern nailtail wallaby

Near threatened

 

Petrogale brachyotis

Short-eared rock-wallaby

Least concern

 

Petrogale concinna

Nabarlek

Vulnerable

 
Petrogale concinna concinna Nabarlek (Victoria River District) Not listed  
Petrogale concinna canescens Nabarlek (Top End) Not listed Endangered

Petrogale lateralis

Black-footed rock-wallaby

Near threatened

Vulnerable

Notoryctes typhlops

Southern marsupial mole

Vulnerable

 

Macroglossus minimus

Northern blossom bat

Least concern

 

Pteropus alecto

Black flying-fox

Least concern

 

Pteropus scapulatus

Little red flying-fox

Least concern

 

Macroderma gigas

Ghost bat

Near threatened

 

Hipposideros ater

Dusky leaf-nosed bat

Least concern

 

Hipposideros inornata

Arnhem leaf-nosed bat

Vulnerable

Endangered

Hipposideros stenotis

Northern leaf-nosed bat

Vulnerable

 

Rhinonicteris aurantia

Orange leaf-nosed bat

Near threatened

 

Saccolaimus flaviventris

Yellow-bellied sheath-tailed bat

Least concern

 

Saccolaimus saccolaimus

Bare-rumped sheath-tailed bat

Near threatened

Critically endangered

Taphozous georgianus

Common sheath-tailed bat

Least concern

 

Taphozous hilli

Hill's sheath-tailed bat

Least concern

 

Taphozous kapalgensis

Arnhem sheath-tailed bat

Near threatened

 

Chaerephon jobensis

Northern free-tailed bat

Least concern

 

Mormopterus beccarii

Beccari's free-tailed bat

Least concern

 

Mormopterus loriae

Little free-tailed bat

Least concern

 

Mormopterus sp.3

Inland free-tailed bat

Least concern

 

Mormopterus eleryi

Bristle-faced free-tailed bat

Least concern

 

Tadarida australis

White-striped free-tailed bat

Least concern

 

Miniopterus schreibersii

Large bent-winged bat

Least concern

 

Nyctophilus arnhemensis

Arnhem Land long-eared bat

Least concern

 

Nyctophilus daedalus

Eastern long-eared bat

Least concern

 

Nyctophilus geoffroyi

Lesser long-eared bat

Least concern

 

Nyctophilus walkeri

Pygmy long-eared bat

Least concern

 

Chalinolobus gouldii

Gould's wattled bat

Least concern

 

Chalinolobus morio

Chocolate wattled bat

Least concern

 

Chalinolobus nigrogriseus

Hoary wattled bat

Least concern

 

Myotis macropus

Large-footed myotis

Least concern

 

Pipistrellus adamsi

Forest pipistrelle

Least concern

 

Pipistrellus westralis

Northern pipistrelle

Least concern

 

Scotorepens balstoni

Inland broad-nosed bat

Least concern

 

Scotorepens greyii

Little broad-nosed bat

Least concern

 

Scotorepens sanborni

Northern broad-nosed bat

Least concern

 

Vespadelus baverstocki

Inland forest bat

Least concern

 

Vespadelus caurinus

Northern cave bat

Least concern

 

Vespadelus finlaysoni

Finlayson's cave bat

Least concern

 

Conilurus penicillatus

Brush-tailed rabbit-rat

Endangered

Vulnerable

Leggadina forresti

Central short-tailed mouse

Least concern

 

Leggadina lakedownensis

Northern short-tailed mouse

Least concern

 

Leporillus apicalis

Lesser stick-nest rat

Extinct

Extinct

Mesembriomys gouldii

Black-footed tree-rat

Vulnerable

 

Mesembriomys macrurus

Golden-backed tree-rat

Critically endangered

Vulnerable

Notomys alexis

Spinifex hopping-mouse

Least concern

 

Notomys amplus

Short-tailed hopping-mouse

Extinct

Extinct

Notomys aquilo

Northern hopping-mouse

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Notomys cervinus

Fawn hopping-mouse

Extinct in the NT

 

Notomys fuscus

Dusky hopping-mouse

Endangered

Vulnerable

Notomys longicaudatus

Long-tailed hopping-mouse

Extinct

Extinct

Pseudomys australis

Plains mouse

Endangered

Vulnerable

Pseudomys calabyi

Kakadu pebble-mouse

Near threatened

 

Pseudomys delicatulus

Delicate mouse

Least concern

 

Pseudomys desertor

Desert mouse

Least concern

 

Pseudomys fieldi

Shark Bay mouse

Extinct in the NT

Vulnerable

Pseudomys hermannsburgensis

Sandy inland mouse

Least concern

 

Pseudomys johnsoni

Central pebble-mouse

Near threatened

 

Pseudomys nanus

Western chestnut mouse

Near threatened

 

Zyzomys argurus

Common rock-rat

Least concern

 

Zyzomys maini

Arnhem rock-rat

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Zyzomys palatalis

Carpentarian rock-rat

Critically endangered

Endangered

Zyzomys pedunculatus

Central rock-rat

Endangered

Endangered

Hydromys chrysogaster

Water-rat

Least concern

 

Xeromys myoides

Water mouse

Data deficient

Vulnerable

Melomys burtoni

Grassland melomys

Least concern

 

Rattus colletti

Dusky rat

Least concern

 

Rattus sordidus

Canefield rat

Critically endangered

 

Rattus tunneyi

Pale field-rat

Vulnerable

 

Rattus villosissimus

Long-haired Rat

Near threatened

 

Mus musculus

House mouse

Introduced

 

Rattus norvegicus

Brown rat

Introduced

 

Rattus rattus

Black rat

Introduced

 

Dugong dugon

Dugong

Near threatened

 

Canis lupus

Dingo

Least concern

 

Vulpes vulpes

Fox

Introduced

 

Felis catus

Cat

Introduced

 

Oryctolagus cuniculus

Rabbit

Introduced

 

Equus asinus

Donkey

Introduced

 

Equus caballus

Horse

Introduced

 

Sus scrofa

Pig

Introduced

 

Camelus dromedarius

Camel

Introduced

 

Bubalus bubalis

Swamp buffalo

Introduced

 

Bos javanicus

Banteng

Introduced

 

Bos taurus

Cattle

Introduced

 

Capra hircus

Goat

Introduced

 

Cervus timorensis

Rusa deer

Introduced

 

Cervus unicolor

Sambar

Introduced

 

Balaenoptera borealis

Sei whale

Data deficient

Vulnerable

Balaenoptera edeni

Bryde's whale

Data deficient

 

Balaenoptera musculus

Blue whale

Data deficient

Endangered

Megaptera novaeangliae

Humpback whale

Least concern

Vulnerable

Physeter macrocephalus

Sperm whale

Data deficient

 

Kogia simus

Dwarf sperm whale

Data deficient

 

Ziphius cavirostris

Cuvier's beaked whale

Data deficient

 

Mesoplodon densirostris

Blainville's beaked whale

Not evaluated

 

Steno bredanensis

Rough-toothed dolphin

Data deficient

 

Sousa chinensis

Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphin

Data deficient

 

Tursiops aduncus

Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin

Least concern

 

Tursiops truncatus

Offshore bottlenose dolphin

Least concern

 

Stenella attenuata

Pantropical spotted dolphin

Data deficient

 

Stenella coeruleoalba

Striped dolphin

Not listed

 

Stenella longirostris

Long-snouted spinner dolphin

Data deficient

 

Delphinus delphis

Short-beaked common dolphin

Data deficient

 

Lagenodelphis hosei

Fraser's dolphin

Not evaluated

 

Grampus griseus

Risso's dolphin

Data deficient

 

Peponocephala electra

Melon-headed whale

Data deficient

 

Pseudorca crassidens

False killer whale

Least concern

 

Orcinus orca

Killer whale

Data deficient

 

Globicephala macrorhynchus

Short-finned pilot whale

Data deficient

 

Orcaella heinsohni

Australian snubfin dolphin

Data deficient

 

Balaenoptera acutorostrata

Dwarf minke whale

Not listed

Below is a list of native birds in the Northern Territory (NT).

Scientific name Common name NT conservation status Commonwealth conservation status

Dromaius novaehollandiae

Emu

Near threatened

 

Leipoa ocellata

Malleefowl

Critically endangered

Vulnerable

Megapodius reinwardt

Orange-footed scrubfowl

Least concern

 

Coturnix pectoralis

Stubble quail

Least concern

 

Coturnix ypsilophora

Brown quail

Least concern

 

Excalfactoria chinensis

King quail

Least concern

 

Anseranas semipalmata

Magpie goose

Least concern

 

Dendrocygna arcuata

Wandering whistling-duck

Least concern

 

Dendrocygna eytoni

Plumed whistling-duck

Least concern

 

Stictonetta naevosa

Freckled duck

Near threatened

 

Cygnus atratus

Black swan

Least concern

 

Tadorna radjah

Radjah shelduck

Least concern

 

Tadorna tadornoides

Australian shelduck

Not evaluated

 

Chenonetta jubata

Australian wood duck

Least concern

 

Malacorhynchus membranaceus

Pink-eared duck

Least concern

 

Nettapus pulchellus

Green pygmy-goose

Least concern

 

Anas querquedula

Garganey

Not evaluated

 

Anas rhynchotis

Australasian shoveler

Not evaluated

 

Anas gracilis

Grey teal

Least concern

 

Anas castanea

Chestnut teal

Not evaluated

 

Anas acuta

Northern pintail

Not evaluated

 

Anas superciliosa

Pacific black duck

Least concern

 

Aythya australis

Hardhead

Least concern

 

Oxyura australis

Blue-billed duck

Not evaluated

 

Phaethon rubricauda

Red-tailed tropicbird

Not evaluated

 

Tachybaptus novaehollandiae

Australasian grebe

Least concern

 

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Little grebe

Not evaluated

 

Poliocephalus poliocephalus

Hoary-headed grebe

Least concern

 

Podiceps cristatus

Great crested grebe

Least concern

 

Columba livia

Rock dove

Introduced

 

Streptopelia roseogrisea

Barbary dove

Introduced

 

Streptopelia chinensis

Spotted turtle-dove

Introduced

 

Chalcophaps indica

Emerald dove

Least concern

 

Phaps chalcoptera

Common bronzewing

Least concern

 

Phaps histrionica

Flock bronzewing

Near threatened

 

Ocyphaps lophotes

Crested pigeon

Least concern

 

Geophaps plumifera

Spinifex pigeon

Least concern

 

Geophaps smithii

Partridge pigeon

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Petrophassa albipennis

White-quilled rock-pigeon

Near threatened

 

Petrophassa rufipennis

Chestnut-quilled rock-pigeon

Near threatened

 

Geopelia cuneata

Diamond dove

Least concern

 

Geopelia striata

Peaceful dove

Least concern

 

Geopelia humeralis

Bar-shouldered dove

Least concern

 

Ptilinopus cinctus

Banded fruit-dove

Near threatened

 

Ptilinopus regina

Rose-crowned fruit-dove

Least concern

 

Ducula concinna

Elegant Imperial-pigeon

Not evaluated

 

Ducula bicolor

Pied Imperial-pigeon

Least concern

 

Podargus strigoides

Tawny frogmouth

Least concern

 

Eurostopodus argus

Spotted nightjar

Least concern

 

Caprimulgus macrurus

Large-tailed nightjar

Least concern

 

Aegotheles cristatus

Australian owlet-nightjar

Least concern

 

Hirundapus caudacutus

White-throated needletail

Not evaluated

 

Apus pacificus

Fork-tailed swift

Least concern

 

Apus affinis

House swift

Not evaluated

 

Hydrobates matsudairae

Matsudaira's storm-petrel

Data deficient

 

Oceanites oceanicus

Wilson's storm-petrel

Data deficient

 

Ardenna pacifica

Wedge-tailed shearwater

Data deficient

 

Ardenna tenuirostris

Short-tailed shearwater

Not evaluated

 

Calonectris leucomelas

Streaked shearwater

Data deficient

 

Puffinus huttoni

Hutton's shearwater

Not evaluated

 

Puffinus persicus

Arabian shearwater

Not evaluated

 

Pseudobulweria rostrata

Tahiti petrel

Not evaluated

 

Fregata ariel

Lesser frigatebird

Least concern

 

Fregata minor

Great frigatebird

Data deficient

 

Fregata andrewsi

Christmas Island frigatebird

Not evaluated

Vulnerable

Sula dactylatra

Masked booby

Not evaluated

 

Sula sula

Red-footed booby

Not evaluated

 

Sula leucogaster

Brown booby

Least concern

 

Anhinga novaehollandiae

Australasian darter

Least concern

 

Microcarbo melanoleucos

Little pied cormorant

Least concern

 

Phalacrocorax carbo

Great cormorant

Least concern

 

Phalacrocorax sulcirostris

Little black cormorant

Least concern

 

Phalacrocorax varius

Pied cormorant

Least concern

 

Pelecanus conspicillatus

Australian pelican

Least concern

 

Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

Black-necked stork

Least concern

 

Ixobrychus dubius

Australian little bittern

Data deficient

 

Ixobrychus flavicollis

Black bittern

Least concern

 

Ardea pacifica

White-necked heron

Least concern

 

Ardea modesta

Eastern great egret

Least concern

 

Ardea intermedia

Intermediate egret

Least concern

 

Ardea sumatrana

Great-billed heron

Least concern

 

Ardea ibis

Cattle egret

Least concern

 

Butorides striata

Striated heron

Least concern

 

Ardeola speciosa

Javan pond heron

Not evaluated

 

Ardeola bacchus

Chinese pond heron

Not evaluated

 

Egretta picata

Pied heron

Least concern

 

Egretta novaehollandiae

White-faced heron

Least concern

 

Egretta garzetta

Little egret

Least concern

 

Egretta sacra

Eastern reef egret

Least concern

 

Nycticorax caledonicus

Nankeen night heron

Least concern

 

Plegadis falcinellus

Glossy ibis

Least concern

 

Threskiornis molucca

Australian white ibis

Least concern

 

Threskiornis spinicollis

Straw-necked ibis

Least concern

 

Platalea regia

Royal spoonbill

Least concern

 

Platalea flavipes

Yellow-billed spoonbill

Least concern

 

Pandion cristatus

Eastern osprey

Least concern

 

Elanus axillaris

Black-shouldered kite

Least concern

 

Elanus scriptus

Letter-winged kite

Near threatened

 

Lophoictinia isura

Square-tailed kite

Near threatened

 

Hamirostra melanosternon

Black-breasted buzzard

Least concern

 

Pernis ptilorynchus

Oriental honey-buzzard

Not evaluated

 

Aviceda subcristata

Pacific baza

Least concern

 

Haliaeetus leucogaster

White-bellied sea-eagle

Least concern

 

Haliastur sphenurus

Whistling kite

Least concern

 

Haliastur indus

Brahminy kite

Least concern

 

Milvus migrans

Black kite

Least concern

 

Accipiter fasciatus

Brown goshawk

Least concern

 

Accipiter cirrocephalus

Collared sparrowhawk

Least concern

 

Accipiter novaehollandiae

Grey goshawk

Least concern

 

Circus assimilis

Spotted harrier

Least concern

 

Circus approximans

Swamp harrier

Least concern

 

Erythrotriorchis radiatus

Red goshawk

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Aquila audax

Wedge-tailed eagle

Least concern

 

Hieraaetus morphnoides

Little eagle

Least concern

 

Falco cenchroides

Nankeen kestrel

Least concern

 

Falco berigora

Brown falcon

Least concern

 

Falco longipennis

Australian hobby

Least concern

 

Falco hypoleucos

Grey falcon

Vulnerable

 

Falco subniger

Black falcon

Least concern

 

Falco peregrinus

Peregrine falcon

Least concern

 

Grus antigone

Sarus crane

Least concern

 

Grus rubicunda

Brolga

Least concern

 

Porphyrio porphyrio

Purple swamphen

Least concern

 

Eulabeornis castaneoventris

Chestnut rail

Least concern

 

Lewinia pectoralis

Lewin's rail

Not evaluated

 

Gallirallus philippensis

Buff-banded rail

Least concern

 

Porzana pusilla

Baillon's crake

Data deficient

 

Porzana fluminea

Australian spotted crake

Data deficient

 

Porzana tabuensis

Spotless crake

Data deficient

 

Amaurornis cinerea

White-browed crake

Least concern

 

Amaurornis moluccana

Pale-vented bush-hen

Near threatened

 

Tribonyx ventralis

Black-tailed native-hen

Least concern

 

Gallinula tenebrosa

Dusky moorhen

Least concern

 

Fulica atra

Eurasian coot

Least concern

 

Ardeotis australis

Australian bustard

Near threatened

 

Burhinus grallarius

Bush stone-curlew

Near threatened

 

Esacus magnirostris

Beach stone-curlew

Least concern

 

Haematopus longirostris

Australian pied oystercatcher

Least concern

 

Haematopus fuliginosus

Sooty oystercatcher

Least concern

 

Himantopus himantopus

Black-winged stilt

Least concern

 

Recurvirostra novaehollandiae

Red-necked avocet

Least concern

 

Cladorhynchus leucocephalus

Banded stilt

Least concern

 

Pluvialis fulva

Pacific golden plover

Least concern

 

Pluvialis squatarola

Grey plover

Near threatened

 

Charadrius hiaticula

Ringed plover

Not evaluated

 

Charadrius dubius

Little ringed plover

Not evaluated

 

Charadrius alexandrinus

Kentish plover

Not evaluated

 

Charadrius ruficapillus

Red-capped plover

Least concern

 

Charadrius mongolus

Lesser sand plover

Vulnerable

 

Charadrius leschenaultii

Greater sand plover

Vulnerable

 

Charadrius asiaticus

Caspian plover

Not evaluated

 

Charadrius veredus

Oriental plover

Least concern

 

Charadrius australis

Inland dotterel

Least concern

 

Elseyornis melanops

Black-fronted dotterel

Least concern

 

Erythrogonys cinctus

Red-kneed dotterel

Least concern

 

Vanellus tricolor

Banded lapwing

Least concern

 

Vanellus miles

Masked lapwing

Least concern

 

Pedionomus torquatus

Plains-wanderer

Data deficient

Vulnerable

Irediparra gallinacea

Comb-crested jacana

Least concern

 

Rostratula australis

Australian painted snipe

Vulnerable

Endangered

Gallinago hardwickii

Latham's snipe

Data deficient

 

Gallinago stenura

Pin-tailed snipe

Data deficient

 

Gallinago megala

Swinhoe's snipe

Data deficient

 

Limosa limosa

Black-tailed godwit

Near threatened

 

Limosa lapponica

Bar-tailed godwit

Vulnerable

 

Numenius minutus

Little curlew

Least concern

 

Numenius phaeopus

Whimbrel

Near threatened

 

Numenius madagascariensis

Eastern curlew

Vulnerable

Critically endangered

Xenus cinereus

Terek sandpiper

Least concern

 

Actitis hypoleucos

Common sandpiper

Least concern

 

Tringa ochropus

Green sandpiper

Not evaluated

 

Tringa brevipes

Grey-tailed tattler

Near threatened

 

Tringa incana

Wandering tattler

Not evaluated

 

Tringa nebularia

Common greenshank

Least concern

 

Tringa stagnatilis

Marsh sandpiper

Least concern

 

Tringa totanus

Common redshank

Not evaluated

 

Tringa glareola

Wood sandpiper

Not evaluated

 

Arenaria interpres

Ruddy turnstone

Near threatened

 

Limnodromus semipalmatus

Asian dowitcher

Vulnerable

 

Calidris tenuirostris

Great knot

Vulnerable

 

Calidris canutus

Red knot

Vulnerable

 

Calidris alba

Sanderling

Least concern

 

Calidris minuta

Little stint

Not evaluated

 

Calidris ruficollis

Red-necked stint

Least concern

 

Calidris subminuta

Long-toed stint

Not evaluated

 

Calidris bairdii

Baird's sandpiper

Not evaluated

 

Calidris melanotos

Pectoral sandpiper

Data deficient

 

Calidris acuminata

Sharp-tailed sandpiper

Least concern

 

Calidris ferruginea

Curlew sandpiper

Vulnerable

Critically endangered

Calidris himantopus

Stilt sandpiper

Not evaluated

 

Limicola falcinellus

Broad-billed sandpiper

Not evaluated

 

Philomachus pugnax

Ruff

Not evaluated

 

Phalaropus lobatus

Red-necked phalarope

Not evaluated

 

Turnix maculosus

Red-backed button-quail

Least concern

 

Turnix castanotus

Chestnut-backed button-quail

Data deficient

 

Turnix pyrrhothorax

Red-chested button-quail

Least concern

 

Turnix velox

Little button-quail

Least concern

 

Glareola maldivarum

Oriental pratincole

Least concern

 

Stiltia isabella

Australian pratincole

Least concern

 

Stercorarius pomarinus

Pomarine jaeger

Data deficient

 

Stercorarius parasiticus

Arctic jaeger

Data deficient

 

Stercorarius longicaudus

Long-tailed jaeger

Not evaluated

 

Anous stolidus

Common noddy

Not evaluated

 

Anous minutus

Black noddy

Not evaluated

 

Onychoprion anaethetus

Bridled tern

Least concern

 

Onychoprion fuscata

Sooty tern

Not evaluated

 

Sternula albifrons

Little tern

Least concern

 

Gelochelidon nilotica

Gull-billed tern

Least concern

 

Hydroprogne caspia

Caspian tern

Least concern

 

Chlidonias hybrida

Whiskered tern

Least concern

 

Chlidonias leucopterus

White-winged black tern

Least concern

 

Sterna dougallii

Roseate tern

Least concern

 

Sterna sumatrana

Black-naped tern

Least concern

 

Sterna hirundo

Common tern

Least concern

 

Thalasseus bengalensis

Lesser crested tern

Least concern

 

Thalasseus bergii

Crested tern

Least concern

 

Larus dominicanus

Kelp gull

Not evaluated

 

Larus crassirostris

Black-tailed gull

Not evaluated

 

Larus pipixcan

Franklin's gull

Not evaluated

 

Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae

Silver gull

Least concern

 

Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Black-headed gull

Not evaluated

 

Xema sabini

Sabine's gull

Not evaluated

 

Calyptorhynchus banksii

Red-tailed black-cockatoo

Least concern

 

Calyptorhynchus banksii samueli

Red-tailed black-cockatoo (Central Australia)

Near threatened

 

Calyptorhynchus banksii macrorhynchus

Red-tailed black-cockatoo (Top End)

Least concern

 

Lophochroa leadbeateri

Major Mitchell's cockatoo

Least concern

 

Eulophus roseicapilla

Galah

Least concern

 

Cacatua tenuirostris

Long-billed corella

Not evaluated

 

Cacatua sanguinea

Little corella

Least concern

 

Cacatua galerita

Sulphur-crested cockatoo

Least concern

 

Nymphicus hollandicus

Cockatiel

Least concern

 

Trichoglossus haematodus

Rainbow lorikeet

Least concern

 

Psitteuteles versicolor

Varied lorikeet

Least concern

 

Aprosmictus erythropterus

Red-winged parrot

Least concern

 

Polytelis alexandrae

Princess parrot

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Platycercus venustus

Northern rosella

Least concern

 

Barnardius zonarius

Australian ringneck

Least concern

 

Psephotus varius

Mulga parrot

Least concern

 

Psephotus dissimilis

Hooded parrot

Near threatened

 

Melopsittacus undulatus

Budgerigar

Least concern

 

Neopsephotus bourkii

Bourke's parrot

Least concern

 

Neophema chrysostoma

Blue-winged parrot

Not evaluated

 

Neophema splendida

Scarlet-chested parrot

Near threatened

 

Pezoporus occidentalis

Night parrot

Critically endangered

Endangered

Centropus phasianinus

Pheasant coucal

Least concern

 

Eudynamys orientalis

Eastern koel

Least concern

 

Scythrops novaehollandiae

Channel-billed cuckoo

Least concern

 

Chalcites basalis

Horsfield's bronze-cuckoo

Least concern

 

Chalcites osculans

Black-eared cuckoo

Least concern

 

Chalcites minutillus

Little bronze-cuckoo

Least concern

 

Cacomantis pallidus

Pallid cuckoo

Least concern

 

Cacomantis flabelliformis

Fan-tailed cuckoo

Not evaluated

 

Cacomantis variolosus

Brush cuckoo

Least concern

 

Cuculus optatus

Oriental cuckoo

Least concern

 

Ninox rufa

Rufous owl

Least concern

 

Ninox connivens

Barking owl

Least concern

 

Ninox novaeseelandiae

Southern boobook

Least concern

 

Tyto novaehollandiae

Masked owl

Not listed

 

Tyto novaehollandiae melvillensis

Masked owl (Tiwi Islands)

Endangered

Endangered

Tyto novaehollandiae kimberli

Masked owl (mainland Top End)

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Tyto javanica

Eastern barn owl

Least concern

 

Tyto longimembris

Eastern grass owl

Near threatened

 

Ceyx azureus

Azure kingfisher

Least concern

 

Ceyx pusilla

Little kingfisher

Least concern

 

Dacelo leachii

Blue-winged kookaburra

Least concern

 

Todiramphus macleayii

Forest kingfisher

Least concern

 

Todiramphus pyrrhopygius

Red-backed kingfisher

Least concern

 

Todiramphus sanctus

Sacred kingfisher

Least concern

 

Todiramphus chloris

Collared kingfisher

Least concern

 

Merops ornatus

Rainbow bee-eater

Least concern

 

Eurystomus orientalis

Dollarbird

Least concern

 

Pitta iris

Rainbow pitta

Least concern

 

Climacteris affinis

White-browed treecreeper

Least concern

 

Climacteris melanura

Black-tailed treecreeper

Least concern

 

Ptilonorhynchus guttatus

Western bowerbird

Least concern

 

Ptilonorhynchus nuchalis

Great bowerbird

Least concern

 

Malurus splendens

Splendid fairy-wren

Least concern

 

Malurus coronatus

Purple-crowned fairy-wren

Not listed

 

Malurus coronatus coronatus

Purple-crowned fairy-wren (Victoria River District)

Vulnerable

Endangered

Malurus coronatus macgillivrayi

Purple-crowned fairy-wren (Gulf)

Near threatened

 

Malurus melanocephalus

Red-backed fairy-wren

Least concern

 

Malurus leucopterus

White-winged fairy-wren

Least concern

 

Malurus lamberti

Variegated fairy-wren

Least concern

 

Stipiturus ruficeps

Rufous-crowned emu-wren

Least concern

 

Amytornis striatus

Striated grasswren

Near threatened

 

Amytornis woodwardi

White-throated grasswren

Vulnerable

 

Amytornis dorotheae

Carpentarian grasswren

Endangered

 

Amytornis modestus

Thick-billed grasswren

Not listed

Vulnerable

Amytornis modestus modestus

Thick-billed grasswren (MacDonnell Ranges)

Extinct

 

Amytornis modestus indulkana

Thick-billed grasswren (South Australian Border)

Critically endangered

 

Amytornis purnelli

Dusky grasswren

Least concern

 

Amytornis goyderi

Eyrean grasswren

Least concern

 

Calamanthus campestris

Rufous fieldwren

Near threatened

 

Pyrrholaemus brunneus

Redthroat

Near threatened

 

Smicrornis brevirostris

Weebill

Least concern

 

Gerygone levigaster

Mangrove gerygone

Least concern

 

Gerygone fusca

Western gerygone

Least concern

 

Gerygone magnirostris

Large-billed gerygone

Least concern

 

Gerygone chloronota

Green-backed gerygone

Least concern

 

Gerygone albogularis

White-throated gerygone

Least concern

 

Acanthiza robustirostris

Slaty-backed thornbill

Least concern

 

Acanthiza chrysorrhoa

Yellow-rumped thornbill

Least concern

 

Acanthiza uropygialis

Chestnut-rumped thornbill

Least concern

 

Acanthiza iredalei

Slender-billed thornbill

Extinct in the NT

Vulnerable

Acanthiza apicalis

Inland thornbill

Least concern

 

Aphelocephala leucopsis

Southern whiteface

Least concern

 

Aphelocephala pectoralis

Chestnut-breasted whiteface

Not evaluated

 

Aphelocephala nigricincta

Banded whiteface

Least concern

 

Pardalotus rubricatus

Red-browed pardalote

Least concern

 

Pardalotus striatus

Striated pardalote

Least concern

 

Certhionyx variegatus

Pied honeyeater

Least concern

 

Meliphaga albilineata

White-lined honeyeater

Near threatened

 

Lichenostomus virescens

Singing honeyeater

Least concern

 

Lichenostomus unicolor

White-gaped honeyeater

Least concern

 

Lichenostomus keartlandi

Grey-headed honeyeater

Least concern

 

Lichenostomus plumulus

Grey-fronted honeyeater

Least concern

 

Lichenostomus flavescens

Yellow-tinted honeyeater

Least concern

 

Lichenostomus penicillatus

White-plumed honeyeater

Least concern

 

Purnella albifrons

White-fronted honeyeater

Least concern

 

Manorina flavigula

Yellow-throated miner

Least concern

 

Acanthagenys rufogularis

Spiny-cheeked honeyeater

Least concern

 

Ramsayornis fasciatus

Bar-breasted honeyeater

Least concern

 

Conopophila albogularis

Rufous-banded honeyeater

Least concern

 

Conopophila rufogularis

Rufous-throated honeyeater

Least Concern

 

Conopophila whitei

Grey honeyeater

Data deficient

 

Epthianura tricolor

Crimson chat

Least concern

 

Epthianura aurifrons

Orange chat

Least concern

 

Epthianura crocea

Yellow chat

Not listed

 

Epthianura crocea tunneyi

Yellow chat (Alligator Rivers)

Endangered

Endangered

Epthianura crocea crocea

Yellow chat (not Alligator Rivers area)

Least Concern

 

Epthianura albifrons

White-fronted chat

Not evaluated

 

Ashbyia lovensis

Gibberbird

Least concern

 

Sugomel niger

Black honeyeater

Least concern

 

Myzomela obscura

Dusky honeyeater

Least concern

 

Myzomela erythrocephala

Red-headed honeyeater

Least concern

 

Cissomela pectoralis

Banded honeyeater

Least concern

 

Lichmera indistincta

Brown honeyeater

Least concern

 

Melithreptus gularis

Black-chinned honeyeater

Least concern

 

Melithreptus albogularis

White-throated honeyeater

Least concern

 

Entomyzon cyanotis

Blue-faced honeyeater

Least concern

 

Philemon buceroides

Helmeted friarbird

Least concern

 

Philemon argenticeps

Silver-crowned friarbird

Least concern

 

Philemon citreogularis

Little friarbird

Least concern

 

Grantiella picta

Painted honeyeater

Vulnerable

 

Pomatostomus temporalis

Grey-crowned babbler

Least concern

 

Pomatostomus superciliosus

White-browed babbler

Least concern

 

Cinclosoma castanotum

Chestnut quail-thrush

Near threatened

 

Cinclosoma cinnamomeum

Cinnamon quail-thrush

Least concern

 

Cinclosoma castaneothorax

Chestnut-breasted quail-thrush

Near threatened

 

Psophodes cristatus

Chirruping wedgebill

Least concern

 

Psophodes occidentalis

Chiming wedgebill

Least concern

 

Daphoenositta chrysoptera

Varied sittella

Least concern

 

Coracina maxima

Ground cuckoo-shrike

Least concern

 

Coracina novaehollandiae

Black-faced cuckoo-shrike

Least concern

 

Coracina papuensis

White-bellied cuckoo-shrike

Least concern

 

Coracina tenuirostris

Cicadabird

Least concern

 

Lalage sueurii

White-winged triller

Least concern

 

Lalage leucomela

Varied triller

Least concern

 

Falcunculus frontatus

Crested shrike-tit

Near threatened

Vulnerable

Pachycephala melanura

Mangrove golden whistler

Least concern

 

Pachycephala simplex

Grey whistler

Least concern

 

Pachycephala rufiventris

Rufous whistler

Least concern

 

Pachycephala lanioides

White-breasted whistler

Least concern

 

Colluricincla megarhyncha

Little shrike-thrush

Least concern

 

Colluricincla woodwardi

Sandstone shrike-thrush

Least concern

 

Colluricincla harmonica

Grey shrike-thrush

Least concern

 

Oreoica gutturalis

Crested bellbird

Least concern

 

Sphecotheres vieilloti

Australasian figbird

Least concern

 

Oriolus flavocinctus

Yellow oriole

Least concern

 

Oriolus sagittatus

Olive-backed oriole

Least concern

 

Artamus leucorynchus

White-breasted woodswallow

Least concern

 

Artamus personatus

Masked woodswallow

Least concern

 

Artamus superciliosus

White-browed woodswallow

Least concern

 

Artamus cinereus

Black-faced woodswallow

Least concern

 

Artamus minor

Little woodswallow

Least concern

 

Cracticus quoyi

Black butcherbird

Least concern

 

Cracticus torquatus

Grey butcherbird

Least concern

 

Cracticus nigrogularis

Pied butcherbird

Least concern

 

Cracticus tibicen

Australian magpie

Least concern

 

Strepera versicolor

Grey currawong

Critically endangered

 

Dicrurus bracteatus

Spangled drongo

Least concern

 

Rhipidura dryas

Arafura fantail

Least concern

 

Rhipidura albiscapa

Grey fantail

Least concern

 

Rhipidura phasiana

Mangrove grey fantail

Least concern

 

Rhipidura rufiventris

Northern fantail

Least concern

 

Rhipidura leucophrys

Willie wagtail

Least concern

 

Corvus coronoides

Australian raven

Least concern

 

Corvus bennetti

Little crow

Least concern

 

Corvus orru

Torresian crow

Least concern

 

Myiagra ruficollis

Broad-billed flycatcher

Least concern

 

Myiagra rubecula

Leaden flycatcher

Least concern

 

Myiagra alecto

Shining flycatcher

Least concern

 

Myiagra cyanoleuca

Satin flycatcher

Not evaluated

 

Myiagra inquieta

Restless flycatcher

Least concern

 

Symposiarchus trivirgatus

Spectacled monarch

Not evaluated

 

Grallina cyanoleuca

Magpie-lark

Least concern

 

Machaerirhynchus flaviventer

Yellow-breasted boatbill

Not evaluated

 

Struthidea cinerea

Apostlebird

Least concern

 

Microeca fascinans

Jacky winter

Least concern

 

Microeca flavigaster

Lemon-bellied flycatcher

Least concern

 

Petroica goodenovii

Red-capped robin

Least concern

 

Melanodryas cucullata

Hooded robin

Not listed

 

Melanodryas cucullata melvillensis

Hooded robin (Tiwi Islands)

Critically endangered

Endangered

Melanodryas cucullata picata / westralensis

Hooded robin (Mainland)

Least concern

 

Peneonanthe pulverulenta

Mangrove robin

Least concern

 

Poecilodryas cerviniventris

Buff-sided robin

Near threatened

 

Mirafra javanica

Horsfield's bushlark

Not listed

 

Mirafra javanica melvillensis

Horsfield's bushlark (Tiwi Islands)

Vulnerable

 

Mirafra javanica rufescens/forresti

Horsfield's bushlark (Mainland)

Least concern

 

Cisticola juncidis

Zitting cisticola

Least concern

 

Cisticola exilis

Golden-headed cisticola

Least concern

 

Acrocephalus australis

Australian reed-warbler

Near threatened

 

Acrocephalus orientalis

Oriental reed-warbler

Not evaluated

 

Megalurus timoriensis

Tawny grassbird

Least concern

 

Megalurus gramineus

Little grassbird

Least concern

 

Cincloramphus mathewsi

Rufous songlark

Least concern

 

Cincloramphus cruralis

Brown songlark

Least concern

 

Eremiornis carteri

Spinifexbird

Least concern

 

Zosterops luteus

Yellow white-eye

Least concern

 

Cheramoeca leucosterna

White-backed swallow

Least concern

 

Hirundo rustica

Barn swallow

Not evaluated

 

Hirundo neoxena

Welcome swallow

Least concern

 

Petrochelidon ariel

Fairy martin

Least concern

 

Petrochelidon nigricans

Tree martin

Least concern

 

Cecropis daurica

Red-rumped swallow

Not evaluated

 

Aplornis metallica

Metallic starling

Not evaluated

 

Sturnus vulgaris

Common starling

Introduced

 

Dicaeum hirundinaceum

Mistletoebird

Least concern

 

Taeniopygia guttata

Zebra finch

Least concern

 

Taeniopygia bichenovii

Double-barred finch

Least concern

 

Poephila acuticauda

Long-tailed finch

Least concern

 

Poephila personata

Masked finch

Least concern

 

Neochmia phaeton

Crimson finch

Least concern

 

Neochmia ruficauda

Star finch

Near threatened

 

Emblema pictum

Painted finch

Least concern

 

Erythrura gouldiae

Gouldian finch

Vulnerable

Endangered

Lonchura flaviprymna

Yellow-rumped mannikin

Near threatened

 

Lonchura castaneothorax

Chestnut-breasted mannikin

Least concern

 

Heteromunia pectoralis

Pictorella mannikin

Near threatened

 

Passer domesticus

House sparrow

Introduced

 

Passer montanus

Eurasian tree sparrow

Introduced

 

Anthus novaeseelandiae

Australasian pipit

Least concern

 

Motacilla tschutschensis

Eastern yellow wagtail

Not evaluated

 

Motacilla citreola

Citrine wagtail

Not evaluated

 

Motacilla cinerea

Grey wagtail

Not evaluated

 

Motacilla alba

White wagtail

Not evaluated

 

Dendronanthus indicus

Forest wagtail

Not evaluated

This is a list of native reptiles in the Northern Territory (NT).

Scientific name Common name NT conservation status Commonwealth conservation status

Crocodylus johnstoni

Freshwater crocodile

Least concern

 

Crocodylus porosus

Saltwater crocodile

Least concern

 

Caretta caretta

Loggerhead turtle

Vulnerable

Endangered

Chelonia mydas

Green turtle

Near threatened

Vulnerable

Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill turtle

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Lepidochelys olivacea

Olive Ridley

Vulnerable

Endangered

Natator depressus

Flatback turtle

Data deficient

Vulnerable

Dermochelys coriacea

Leatherback turtle

Critically endangered

Vulnerable

Chelodina burrungandjii

Sandstone snake-necked turtle

Data deficient

 

Chelodina rugosa

Northern snake-necked turtle

Least concern

 

Chelodina canni

Cann's long-necked turtle

Least concern

 

Elseya dentata

Northern snapping turtle

Least concern

 

Elseya lavarackorum

Gulf snapping turtle

Least concern

Endangered

Emydura subglobosa

Diamond head turtle

Least concern

 

Emydura tanybaraga

Northern yellow-faced turtle

Least concern

 

Emydura victoriae

Northern red-faced turtle

Least concern

 

Myuchelys latisternum

Common sawshell turtle

Least concern

 

Carettochelys insculpta

Pig-nosed turtle

Near threatened

 

Crenadactylus ocellatus

Clawless gecko

Least concern

 

Diplodactylus conspicillatus

Fat-tailed gecko

Least concern

 

Diplodactylus galeatus

Helmeted gecko

Least concern

 

Diplodactylus tessellatus

Tessellated gecko

Least concern

 

Gehyra australis

Northern dtella

Least concern

 

Gehyra borroloola

Borroloola dtella

Least concern

 

Gehyra dubia

Dubious dtella

Not evaluated

 

Gehyra koira

 

Data deficient

 

Gehyra minuta

Dwarf dtella

Least concern

 

Gehyra montium

Centralian dtella

Least concern

 

Gehyra nana

Northern spotted rock dtella

Least concern

 

Gehyra pamela

Arnhem Land spotted dtella

Least concern

 

Gehyra pilbara

Pilbara dtella

Least concern

 

Gehyra purpurascens

Purplish dtella

Least concern

 

Gehyra robusta

Robust dtella

Not evaluated

 

Gehyra variegata

Tree dtella

Least concern

 

Hemidactylus frenatus

Asian house gecko

Introduced

 

Heteronotia binoei

Bynoe's gecko

Least concern

 

Heteronotia planiceps

 

Least concern

 

Lepidodactylus lugubris

Mourning gecko

Not evaluated

 

Lucasium byrnei

Byrnes gecko

Least concern

 

Lucasium damaeum

Beaded gecko

Least concern

 

Lucasium immaculatum

Pale-striped ground gecko

Least concern

 

Lucasium occultum

Yellow-snouted gecko

Vulnerable

Endangered

Lucasium stenodactylum

Crowned gecko

Least concern

 

Nephrurus amyae

Centralian knob-tailed gecko

Least concern

 

Nephrurus laevissimus

Smooth knob-tailed gecko

Least concern

 

Nephrurus levis

Three-lined knob-tailed gecko

Least concern

 

Nephrurus sheai

Northern knob-tailed gecko

Least concern

 

Oedura gemmata

Jewelled velvet gecko

Least concern

 

Oedura marmorata

Marbled velvet gecko

Least concern

 

Oedura rhombifer

Zig-zag gecko

Least concern

 

Pseudothecadactylus lindneri

Giant cave gecko

Least concern

 

Rhynchoedura ornata

Beaked gecko

Least concern

 

Strophurus ciliaris

Spiny-tailed gecko

Least concern

 

Strophurus elderi

Jewelled gecko

Least concern

 

Strophurus intermedius

Eastern spiny-tailed gecko

Least concern

 

Strophurus jeanae

Southern phasmid gecko

Least concern

 

Strophurus robinsoni

 

Data deficient

 

Strophurus taeniatus

White-striped gecko

Least concern

 

Strophurus sp. cf taeniatus

 

Not evaluated

 

Underwoodisaurus milii

Thick-tailed gecko

Least concern

 

Delma australis

Marble-faced delma

Least concern

 

Delma borea

Rusty-topped delma

Least concern

 

Delma butleri

Unbanded delma

Least concern

 

Delma desmosa

 

Data deficient

 

Delma haroldi

Neck-barred delma

Least concern

 

Delma nasuta

Sharp-snouted delma

Least concern

 

Delma tincta

Black-necked snake-lizard

Least concern

 

Lialis burtonis

Burton's legless lizard

Least concern

 

Ophidiocephalus taeniatus

Bronzeback

Endangered

Vulnerable

Pygopus nigriceps

Western hooded scaly-foot

Least concern

 

Pygopus schraderi

Eastern hooded scaly-foot

Least concern

 

Pygopus steelescotti

Northern hooded scaly-foot

Least concern

 

Carlia amax

Two-spined rainbow skink

Least concern

 

Carlia gracilis

Slender rainbow skink

Least concern

 

Carlia longipes

Robust rainbow skink

Least concern

 

Carlia macfarlani

MacFarlane's rainbow skink

Least concern

 

Carlia munda

Striped rainbow skink

Least concern

 

Carlia rufilatus

Red-sided rainbow skink

Least concern

 

Carlia sexdentata

Six-toothed rainbow-skink

Not listed

 

Carlia triacantha

Three-spined rainbow skink

Least concern

 

Cryptoblepharus australis

Inland snake-eyed skink

Least concern

 

Cryptoblepharus cygnatus

Swanson's snake-eyed skink

Least concern

 

Cryptoblepharus daedalos

Dappled snake-eyed skink

Least concern

 

Cryptoblepharus juno

Juno's snake-eyed skink

Least concern

 

Cryptoblepharus mertensi

Mertens' snake-eyed skink

Least concern

 

Cryptoblepharus metallicus

Metallic snake-eyed skink

Least concern

 

Cryptoblepharus pannosus

Ragged snake-eyed skink

Least concern

 

Cryptoblepharus ruber

Tawny snake-eyed skink

Least concern

 

Cryptoblepharus zoticus

Agile snake-eyed skink

Least concern

 

Cryptoblepharus litoralis

Beach snake-eyed skink

Data deficient

 

Cryptoblepharus wulbu

Spangled snake-eyed skink

Data deficient

 

Cryptoblepharus exochus

Noble snake-eyed skink

Data deficient

 

Cryptoblepharus gurrmul

Arafura snake-eyed skink

Endangered

 

Ctenotus alacer

Lively ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus ariadnae

Ariadna's ctenotus

Not evaluated

 

Ctenotus arnhemensis

Arnhemland ctenotus

Data deficient

 

Ctenotus astictus

 

Data deficient

 

Ctenotus borealis

Northern ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus brevipes

Short-footed ctenotus

Not evaluated

 

Ctenotus brooksi

Brook's ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus calurus

Blue-tailed ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus coggeri

Cogger's ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus decaneurus

Ten-lined ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus dux

Chief ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus essingtonii

Port Essington ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus gagudju

Kakadu ctenotus

Data deficient

 

Ctenotus grandis

Grand ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus greeri

Greer's ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus hanloni

Hanlon's ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus hebetior

Stout ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus helenae

Helen's ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus hilli

Hill's ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus inornatus

Plain ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus joanae

Black-soil ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus kurnbudj

Alligator Rivers ctenotus

Data deficient

 

Ctenotus lateralis

Gravelly-soil ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus leae

Lea's ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus leonhardii

Leonhardi's ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus militaris

Military ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus nasutus

Long-snouted ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus olympicus

 

Not evaluated

 

Ctenotus pallescens

Pale-backed ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus pantherinus

Leopard ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus piankai

Pianka's ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus pulchellus

Pretty ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus quattuordecimlineatus

Fourteen-lined ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus quirinus

 

Least concern

 

Ctenotus regius

Royal ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus rimacola

Victoria River District blacksoil ctenotus

Not listed

 

Ctenotus rimacola camptris

Victoria River District blacksoil ctenotus (Keep River / Ord)

Vulnerable

 

Ctenotus rimacola rimacola

Victoria River District blacksoil ctenotus (Victoria River District)

Least concern

 

Ctenotus robustus

Robust ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus saxatilis

Rock ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus schomburgkii

Schomburk's ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus septenarius

Seven-lined ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus spaldingi

Spalding's ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus storri

Storr's ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus strauchii

Strauch's ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus striaticeps

Carpentarian ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus stuarti

Point Stuart ctenotus

Data deficient

 

Ctenotus tanamiensis

Tanami ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus tantillus

Dwarf ctenotus

Least concern

 

Ctenotus vertebralis

Scant-striped ctenotus

Least concern

 

Cyclodomorphus melanops

Slender blue-tongued lizard

Least concern

 

Egernia eos

Central pygmy spiny-tailed skink

Least concern

 

Egernia hosmeri

Hosmer's egernia

Least concern

 

Liopholis inornata

Desert egernia

Least concern

 

Liopholis kintorei

Great desert skink

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Liopholis margaretae

Rock egernia

Least concern

 

Bellatorias obiri

Arnhemland egernia

Endangered

Endangered

Liopholis slateri

Slater's egernia

Vulnerable

Endangered

Egernia stokesii

Stoke's egernia

Least concern

 

Liopholis striata

Striated egernia

Least concern

 

Eremiascincus fasciolatus

Narrow-banded sand swimmer

Least concern

 

Eremiascincus richardsonii

Broad-banded sand swimmer

Least concern

 

Glaphyromorphus crassicaudus

Stout-tailed skink

Least concern

 

Glaphyromorphus darwiniensis

Darwin skink

Least concern

 

Eremiascincus douglasi

Douglas' skink

Least concern

 

Eremiascinus isolepis

Smooth-tailed skink

Least concern

 

Glaphyromorphus nigricaudis

Dark-tailed skink

Data deficient

 

Lerista aericeps

 

Least concern

 

Lerista bipes

Two-toed lerista

Least concern

 

Lerista borealis

Northern lerista

Least concern

 

Lerista carpentariae

Carpentarian lerista

Least concern

 

Lerista desertorum

Desert lerista

Least concern

 

Lerista frosti

Frost's lerista

Least concern

 

Lerista greeri

 

Least concern

 

Lerista griffini

Griffin's lerista

Least concern

 

Lerista ips

Worm lerista

Least concern

 

Lerista karlschmidti

Karl Schmidt's lerista

Least concern

 

Lerista labialis

Sand lerista

Least concern

 

Lerista orientalis

Eastern lerista

Least concern

 

Lerista stylis

Single-toed lerista

Least concern

 

Lerista timida

 

Least concern

 

Lerista taeniata

Ribbon lerista

Least concern

 

Lerista xanthura

Yellow-tailed lerista

Least concern

 

Menetia alanae

Alana's menetia

Least concern

 

Menetia concinna

Neat menetia

Least concern

 

Menetia greyii

Grey's menetia

Least concern

 

Menetia maini

Main's menetia

Least concern

 

Morethia adelaidensis

Adelaide snake-eyed skink

Data deficient

 

Morethia boulengeri

Boulenger's snake-eyed skink

Least concern

 

Morethia ruficauda

Red-tailed snake-eyed skink

Least concern

 

Morethia storri

Storr's snake-eyed skink

Least concern

 

Notoscincus ornatus

Ornate snake-eyed skink

Least concern

 

Proablepharus kinghorni

Kinghorn's snake-eyed skink

Least concern

 

Proablepharus naranjicaudus

 

Data deficient

 

Proablepharus reginae

Spinifex snake-eyed skink

Least concern

 

Proablepharus tenuis

Slender snake-eyed skink

Least concern

 

Tiliqua multifasciata

Centralian blue-tongued lizard

Least concern

 

Tiliqua occipitalis

Western blue-tongued lizard

Least concern

 

Tiliqua scincoides

Common blue-tongued lizard

Data deficient

 

Chelosania brunnea

Chameleon dragon

Near threatened

 

Chlamydosaurus kingii

Frilled lizard

Least concern

 

Cryptagama aurita

Gravel dragon

Data deficient

 

Ctenophorus caudicinctus

Ring-tailed dragon

Least concern

 

Ctenophorus clayi

Black-shouldered ground-dragon

Least concern

 

Ctenophorus isolepis

Military dragon

Least concern

 

Ctenophorus nuchalis

Central netted dragon

Least concern

 

Ctenophorus pictus

Painted dragon

Least concern

 

Ctenophorus reticulatus

Western netted dragon

Not evaluated

 

Ctenophorus rufescens

Rusty dragon

Data deficient

 

Diporiphora albilabris

White-lipped dragon

Least concern

 

Diporiphora arnhemica

 

Least concern

 

Diporiphora bennettii

Robust dragon

Least concern

 

Diporiphora bilineata

Two-lined dragon

Least concern

 

Diporiphora lalliae

 

Least concern

 

Diporiphora magna

 

Least concern

 

Diporiphora winneckei

Canegrass dragon

Least concern

 

Lophognathus gilberti

Gilbert's dragon

Least concern

 

Lophognathus longirostris

Long-nosed water dragon

Least concern

 

Lophognathus temporalis

Northern water dragon

Least concern

 

Moloch horridus

Thorny devil

Least concern

 

Pogona minor

Dwarf bearded dragon

Least concern

 

Pogona vitticeps

Central bearded dragon

Least concern

 

Tympanocryptis centralis

Centralian earless dragon

Not evaluated

 

Tympanocryptis cephalus

Pebble dragon

Least concern

 

Tympanocryptis intima

Gibber earless dragon

Least concern

 

Tympanocryptis lineata

Lined earless dragon

Least concern

 

Tympanocryptis tetraporophora

Long-tailed earless dragon

Least concern

 

Tympanocryptis uniformis

Even-scaled earless dragon

Data deficient

 

Varanus acanthurus

Ridge-tailed monitor

Least concern

 

Varanus baritji

Black-spotted ridge-tailed monitor

Data deficient

 

Varanus brevicauda

Short-tailed pygmy monitor

Least concern

 

Varanus eremius

Rusty desert monitor

Least concern

 

Varanus giganteus

Perentie

Least concern

 

Varanus gilleni

Pygmy mulga monitor

Least concern

 

Varanus glauerti

Kimberley rock monitor

Data deficient

 

Varanus glebopalma

Long-tailed rock monitor

Data deficient

 

Varanus gouldii

Sand goanna

Least concern

 

Varanus indicus

Mangrove monitor

Near threatened

 

Varanus kingorum

Pygmy rock monitor

Least concern

 

Varanus mertensi

Mertens' water monitor

Vulnerable

 

Varanus mitchelli

Mitchell's water monitor

Vulnerable

 

Varanus panoptes

Floodplain monitor

Vulnerable

 

Varanus primordius

Northern ridge-tailed monitor

Near threatened

 

Varanus scalaris

Spotted tree monitor

Data deficient

 

Varanus spenceri

Spencer's monitor

Data deficient

 

Varanus storri

Storr's monitor

Least concern

 

Varanus tristis

Black-tailed monitor

Least concern

 

Ramphotyphlops bituberculatus

Prong-snouted blind snake

Least concern

 

Ramphotyphlops braminus

Flower-pot blind snake

Introduced

 

Ramphotyphlops centralis

Centralian blind snake

Data deficient

 

Ramphotyphlops diversus

Northern blind snake

Least concern

 

Ramphotyphlops endoterus

Interior blind snake

Least concern

 

Ramphotyphlops grypus

Long-beaked blind snake

Least concern

 

Ramphotyphlops guentheri

Top End blind snake

Least concern

 

Ramphotyphlops kimberleyensis

Kimberley shallow-soil blind snake

Data deficient

 

Ramphotyphlops ligatus

Robust blind snake

Least concern

 

Ramphotyphlops minimus

Groote dwarf blind snake

Least concern

 

Ramphotyphlops nema

 

Data deficient

 

Ramphotyphlops tovelli

Darwin blind snake

Least concern

 

Ramphotyphlops unguirostris

Claw-snouted blind snake

Least concern

 

Ramphotyphlops yirrikalae

Yirrkala blind snake

Data deficient

 

Antaresia childreni

Children's python

Least concern

 

Antaresia stimsoni

Stimson's python

Least concern

 

Aspidites melanocephalus

Black-headed python

Least concern

 

Aspidites ramsayi

Woma python

Near threatened

 

Liasis mackloti

Water python

Least concern

 

Liasis olivaceus

Olive python

Least concern

 

Morelia oenpelliensis

Oenpelli python

Vulnerable

 

Morelia spilota

Carpet python

Least concern

 

Acrochordus arafurae

Arafura file snake

Least concern

 

Acrochordus granulatus

Little file snake

Least concern

 

Boiga irregularis

Brown tree snake

Least concern

 

Cerberus australis

Australian bockadam

Least concern

 

Dendrelaphis punctulata

Green tree snake

Data deficient

 

Enhydris polylepis

Macleay's water snake

Data deficient

 

Fordonia leucobalia

White-bellied mangrove snake

Least concern

 

Myron richardsonii

Richardson's mangrove snake

Least concern

 

Stegonotus cucullatus

Slaty-grey snake

Least concern

 

Tropidonophis mairii

Keelback

Least concern

 

Acanthophis hawkei

Plains death adder

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Acanthophis sp. (rugosus complex)

 

Not evaluated

 

Acanthophis pyrrhus

Desert death adder

Least concern

 

Brachyurophis fasciolatus

Narrow-banded burrowing snake

Least concern

 

Brachyurophis incinctus

Unbanded shovel-nosed snake

Least concern

 

Brachyurophis morrisi

Arnhem shovel-nosed snake

Data deficient

 

Brachyurophis roperi

Northern shovel-nosed snake

Not evaluated

 

Brachyurophis semifasciatus

Half-girdled snake

Least concern

 

Cryptophis pallidiceps

Northern small-eyed snake

Least concern

 

Demansia angusticeps

 

Not evaluated

 

Demansia flagellatio

Carpentarian whipsnake

Not evaluated

 

Demansia olivacea

Olive whip snake

Data deficient

 

Demansia papuensis

Papuan whip snake

Least concern

 

Demansia psammophis

Yellow-faced whip snake

Least concern

 

Demansia quaesitor

 

Data deficient

 

Demansia reticulata

Desert whipsnake

Least concern

 

Demansia rimicola

 

Least concern

 

Demansia shinei

 

Least concern

 

Demansia simplex

Grey whip snake

Least concern

 

Demansia vestigiata

Black whip snake

Least concern

 

Furina ornata

Orange-naped snake

Least concern

 

Oxyuranus scutellatus

Taipan

Data deficient

 

Parasuta monachus

Hooded snake

Least concern

 

Pseudechis australis

King brown snake

Near threatened

 

Pseudechis weigeli

 

Least concern

 

Pseudonaja guttata

Speckled brown snake

Least concern

 

Pseudonaja ingrami

Ingram's brown snake

Least concern

 

Pseudonaja modesta

Ringed brown snake

Least concern

 

Pseudonaja nuchalis

Western brown snake

Least concern

 

Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha

 

Least concern

 

Pseudonaja mengdeni

 

Least concern

 

Pseudonaja textilis

Eastern brown snake

Least concern

 

Simoselaps anomalus

Northern desert banded snake

Least concern

 

Simoselaps bertholdi

Desert banded snake

Least concern

 

Suta ordensis

Ord snake

Data deficient

 

Suta punctata

Little spotted snake

Least concern

 

Suta suta

Curl snake

Least concern

 

Vermicella annulata

Bandy bandy

Least concern

 

Vermicella intermedia

Wide-banded northern bandy-bandy

Least concern

 

Vermicella multifasciata

Narrow-banded northern bandy-bandy

Data deficient

 

Vermicella vermiformis

 

Least concern

 

Acalyptophis peronii

Horned sea snake

Least concern

 

Aipysurus duboisii

Dubois' sea snake

Least concern

 

Aipysurus eydouxii

Spine-tailed sea snake

Least concern

 

Aipysurus laevis

Golden sea snake

Least concern

 

Astrotia stokesii

Stokes' sea snake

Least concern

 

Disteira kingii

Spectacled sea snake

Least concern

 

Disteira major

Olive-headed sea snake

Least concern

 

Emydocephalus annulatus

Turtle-headed sea snake

Least concern

 

Enhydrina schistosa

Beaked sea snake

Data deficient

 

Hydrelaps darwiniensis

Black-ringed mud snake

Least concern

 

Hydrophis atriceps

 

Data deficient

 

Hydrophis coggeri

Slender-necked sea snake

Not evaluated

 

Hydrophis czeblukovi

Geometerical sea snake

Data deficient

 

Hydrophis elegans

Bar-bellied sea snake

Least concern

 

Hydrophis inornatus

Plain sea snake

Data deficient

 

Hydrophis mcdowelli

Small-headed sea snake

Least concern

 

Hydrophis ornatus

 

Least concern

 

Hydrophis pacificus

Large-headed sea snake

Least concern

 

Lapemis curtus

Short sea snake

Least concern

 

Parahydrophis mertoni

Northern mangrove sea snake

Least concern

 

Pelamis platurus

Yellow-bellied sea snake

Least concern

Below is a list of native frogs in the Northern Territory (NT). 

Scientific name Common name NT conservation status

Limnodynastes convexiusculus

Marbled frog

Least concern

Limnodynastes depressus

Flat-headed frog

Least concern

Limnodynastes lignarius

Carpenter frog

Least concern

Neobatrachus aquilonius

Northern burrowing frog

Least concern

Neobatrachus sudelli

Sudell's frog

Least concern

Neobatrachus sutor

Shoemaker crog

Least concern

Notaden melanoscaphus

Northern spadefoot toad

Least concern

Notaden nichollsi

Desert spadefoot toad

Least concern

Platyplectrum ornatus

Ornate burrowing frog

Least concern

Platyplectrum spenceri

Spencer's frog

Least concern

Crinia bilingua

Bilingual froglet

Least concern

Crinia deserticola

Desert froglet

Least concern

Crinia remota

Remote froglet

Least concern

Uperoleia arenicola

Jabiru toadlet

Least concern

Uperoleia borealis

Northern toadlet

Least concern

Uperoleia crassa

  Not evaluated

Uperoleia inundata

Floodplain toadlet

Least concern

Uperoleia lithomoda

Stonemason toadlet

Least concern

Uperoleia micromeles

Tanami toadlet

Least concern

Uperoleia minima

Small toadlet

Least concern

Uperoleia orientalis

Alexandria toadlet

Not evaluated

Uperoleia trachyderma

Blacksoil toadlet

Least concern

Uperoleia daviesae

Howard Springs toadlet

Vulnerable

Litoria alboguttata

Striped burrowing frog

Least concern

Litoria australis

Giant frog

Least concern

Litoria bicolor

Northern dwarf tree-frog

Least concern

Litoria caerulea

Green tree-frog

Least concern

Litoria coplandi

Copland's rock frog

Least concern

Litoria cryptotis

Hidden-ear frog

Least concern

Litoria cultripes

Knife-footed frog

Least concern

Litoria dahlii

Dahl's aquatic frog

Least concern

Litoria gilleni

Centralian tree frog

Least concern

Litoria inermis

Peters' frog

Least concern

Litoria longipes

Long-footed frog

Least concern

Litoria maculosa

Daly waters frog

Least concern

Litoria maini

Main's frog

Least concern

Litoria meiriana

Rockhole frog

Least concern

Litoria microbelos

Javelin frog

Least concern

Litoria nasuta

Rocket frog

Least concern

Litoria pallida

Pale frog

Least concern

Litoria personata

Masked rock-frog

Least concern

Litoria platycephala

Water-holding frog

Least concern

Litoria rothii

Roth's tree-frog

Least concern

Litoria rubella

Red tree-frog

Least concern

Litoria splendida

Magnificent tree-frog

Least concern

Litoria tornieri

Tornier's frog

Least concern

Litoria wotjulumensis

Wotjulum frog

Least concern

Litoria vagita

Wailing frog

Least concern

Rhinella marina

Cane toad

Introduced

Austrochaperina adelphe

Northern Territory frog

Least concern

Sylvirana daemeli

Water frog

Near threatened
Courtesy of Northern Territory Tourism Council http://www.nttc.com.au/national-parks-wildlife

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Darwin to Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway travel information for self drive visitors guide. 1500 klm a jouney to remember and you have never really known Australian until you visit both Uluru (Ayers Rock), Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) and Kakadu.

  • Travel from Darwin to Litchfield National Park back track to the Arnhem Highway onto Jabiru and then down the Kakadu Highway onto Pine Creek then Katherine and straight through another approximate 1200klm to Alice Springs stopping at Katherine and Katherine Gorge, Tennant Creek, Devils Marbles and the many road houses, wayside inns, hotels and fuel stops along the way and really enjoy true outback hospitality and the flavour of our territory. Option 2 do the reverse from Alice Springs to Darwin and which is better the choice is yours.


  • • Tropical Darwin capital city

    Once a sleepy outback town now a small city now a thriving industrial and tourism hub. Darwin city sits on a peninsula, next the outer city of Palmerston 30klm away and outer Darwin small farm lots of 5 acres to 320 acres agricultural lands.

    Darwin Australia


  • • Kakadu National Park

    Visit Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. 2 different access sealed highways into Kakadu it's a desintaion for tourists on vacation seeking a 5 day experience. Visit pristine waters, wildlife cruises and ancient Aboriginal rock art.

    Kakadu National Park


  • • Litchfield National Park

    Visit Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. Visit nearby Litchfield National Park and see stunning waterfalls and amazing termite mounds – and swim safely in crystal-clear swimming holes such as Buley Rock Holes and Lower Cascades.

    Litchfield National Park


  • Katherine Gorge Nitmiluk

    Visit Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park,Northern Territory, Australia. The most comfortable months to visit the Park are from May to September. The wet season causes flooding of the Katherine River and restrictions on some of the activities available.

    Katherine Gorge
  • Katherine south of Darwin

    Visit Katherine in Northern Territory, Australia! With a population of over 9,804 people Katherine is a modern thriving regional center and excellent town to setup your camp at with it's caravan parks in the town and at Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park.

    Katherine
  • Mataranka Thermal Springs

    Visit Mataranka township and just off Stuart Highway in Elsey National Park.the famous Mataranka Thermal Springs is fed by spring water from the Daly and Georgina basins ata volume of 30.5 million litres per day. Surrounded by a palm forest 34C degrees.

    Mataranka Thermal Springs
  • The Devils Marbles

    Karlu Karlu known Devils Marbles. The Karlu Karlu Conservation Reserve, stretches 1,802 hectares and is home to a wide variety of desert flora and fauna, including goannas and finches. Located just approximately 100 kilometers south of Tennant Creek.

    Devils Marbles
  • Town of Alice Springs

    Alice Springs known just as Alice has both western and Aboriginal influences. The town's central Todd Mall has numerous Aboriginal art galleries. Alice Springs desert lifestyle has several unique events such as the Camel Cup and Henley-on-Todd Regatta.

    Alice Springs
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Tourism

    Uluru Kata Tjuta Park

    Uluru wasn't always known as Uluru actually it was named Ayers Rock and the same for Kata Tjuta was The Olgas. Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park though around 6 hours comfortable 2wd drive from Alice Springs is 452km away southwest of the town.

    Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park