Billiatt Conservation Park

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Billiatt Conservation Park
Billiatt Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Billiatt Conservation Park
Billiatt Conservation Park
State South Australia
Nearest town or city Alawoona
Coordinates 34°59′20″S 140°28′52″E / 34.98889°S 140.48111°E / -34.98889; 140.48111Coordinates: 34°59′20″S 140°28′52″E / 34.98889°S 140.48111°E / -34.98889; 140.48111
Area 592.56 km2 (228.8 sq mi)
Established 1940
Managing authorities Department for Environment and Heritage
Official site Billiatt Conservation Park

Billiatt Conservation Park is in South Australia midway between Alawoona and Lameroo, approximately 200 km east of Adelaide. It is classified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area.

Description[edit]

The country is characterised by sand dunes with a mosaic of open mallee scrub. Ridge-fruited and red-tipped slender leaf mallees add colour to the dunes with broombush growing in the mottled shade.[1]

Fauna[edit]

Pygmy possums and eighteen species of reptile inhabit the park. It has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because it contains small but globally important populations of Malleefowl, Mallee Emu-wren and Purple-gaped Honeyeater, as well as the rare Western Whipbird and Red-lored Whistler.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources website
  2. ^ "IBA: Billiat". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 2011-05-18.