Nightcap National Park

Native animals


Tiger quoll or spotted-tailed quoll, Dasyurops maculatus, (Image: OEH)Mammal species such as the vulnerable spotted-tailed quoll and parma wallaby occur at mid-to-high level in these forests. Open dry forest communities provide habitat for the yellow-bellied glider, koala and rufous bettong.


The park's subtropical rainforests support the threatened rufous scrub bird, white-eared monarch and the marbled frogmouth, as well as fruit-eating rainforest pigeons and other birds that pass the winter at lower altitudes. Tall wet forest areas support the endangered red goshawk and vulnerable sooty and masked owls.