Phillip Park Revegetation Works

Today we visit The Spit revegetation works along the pipeline clearance area through the Hind Dune community. The revegetation works required the installation of some 3500 native plants.

In this photo we can see the newly installed plants and a curious local Pheasant Coucal.

Pheasant Coucal spotted at Phillip Park

Pheasant Coucal’s (Centropus phasianinus), are one of the largest Cuckoo species in Australia and is large with impressive plumage, hence the ‘pheasant’ description in its name. It’s found in northern and eastern Australia and the Torres Strait islands, but its range also extends from the Pilbara region of Western Australia, and over and into the southern east coast of New South Wales. It lives it’s entire life on the ground and unlike other cuckoos it actually lays its eggs in its own nest and rears its own young instead of laying them in the nest of other birds. They also have a very distinct and persistent bird call.

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