STR Stony plains with ephemeral grasses

Areas of stony plain between dolomite/spinifex ranges. Features scattered cassia and eremophila shrubs. Ephemeral grasses dominate after rain. 

Getting There

Santa Teresa Road beginning at Alice Springs airport. Habitat begins c.40km along road. This is pastoral land so please behave with respect to stock, infrastructure and environment.

GPS Coordinates 24°0.642′S, 134°4.506′E


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Land Birds 5 species
Crimson Chat (Epthianura tricolor) 50 Small flock of crimson chat feeding near CQT
Rufous-crowned Emu-wren (Stipiturus ruficeps) 8 Family group in spinifex at hilltop site nearby
Brown Songlark (Cincloramphus cruralis) 6 Scattered through grasses
Dusky Grasswren (Amytornis purnelli) 4 Family group in spinifex at hilltop site nearby
Cinnamon Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma cinnamomeum) 2 Viewed 2 birds on 2 occasions. More calling across wide area.