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Varanus rosenbergi

3 Heath or Rosenberg's Monitor at suppressed

Varanus rosenbergi at suppressed - 11 Nov 2021
Varanus rosenbergi at suppressed - 11 Nov 2021
Varanus rosenbergi at suppressed - 11 Nov 2021
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Identification history

Varanus rosenbergi 12 Nov 2021 DonFletcher
Varanus rosenbergi 12 Nov 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 12 Nov 2021 forest17178

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Significant sighting

13 Nov 2021

New recorded location of this NSW vulnerable species

User's notes

Rosenberg’ Goanna, opportunistic sighting in Peak View area in dry sclerophyll forest burnt in the 2019-20 bushfires.

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   12 Nov 2021
Hi Forest, thanks for the record. There are relatively few records of this species from NSW in your area. This species digs long burrows which are used at night in the active season, and continually for half the year. When danger threatens they retreat to one of their burrows or just to a shallow 'bolt hole'. Most burrows are impregnable to fire, foxes or dingoes, so RG populations tend not to be as badly reduced by bushfires as those of surface dwelling animals and tree hole dwellers.

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Species information

  • Varanus rosenbergi Scientific name
  • Heath or Rosenberg's Monitor Common name
  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 11 Nov 2021 01:10 PM Recorded on
  • forest17178 Recorded by

Additional information

  • Alive / healthy Animal health

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