Capertee Valley

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For the town, see Capertee, New South Wales.
Capertee Valley
Capertee Valley is located in New South Wales
Capertee Valley
Capertee Valley
New South Wales, Australia
Width 30 km (19 mi)
Geography
Coordinates 33°2′54″S 150°8′4″E / 33.04833°S 150.13444°E / -33.04833; 150.13444Coordinates: 33°2′54″S 150°8′4″E / 33.04833°S 150.13444°E / -33.04833; 150.13444[1]
Topo map Wallerawang 8931 (1:100000)

The Capertee Valley is a large valley in New South Wales, Australia, 135 km (84 mi) north-west of Sydney.

Geology[edit]

The valley follows the Capertee River as it cuts through the Sydney Basin, a sedimentary basin consisting of Permian and Triassic sedimentary rock west of the Blue Mountains.[2]

The original inhabitants of the land surrounding the valley were the Aboriginal Wiradjuri people.[3]

Birds[edit]

The valley is classified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because it is the most important breeding site for the endangered Regent Honeyeater. It also supports populations of the Painted Honeyeater, Rockwarbler, Swift Parrot, Plum-headed Finch and Diamond Firetail.[4]

In the US published book Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die, author Chris Santella lists Capertee Valley as one of only two locations in Australia selected in his top 50 world bird watching locations.[5]

Panoramic view of the Capertee Valley

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Capertee Valley". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Sydney Basin". Australian Museum. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Capertee Valley Today". Lithgow Tourism. City of Lithgow. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "IBA: Capertee Valley". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 2011-06-12. 
  5. ^ Santella, Chris (2007). Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang. ISBN 978-1-58479-629-9. 

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