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Tawny Frogmouth

2020-12-31T13:35:20+11:00September 24th, 2020|

The silvery-grey plumage streaked with black and brown and mottled with flecks of rusty brown and white provides these birds with the ability to sit in full view on an old tree stump in broad daylight and be practically invisible.

King Parrot

2020-09-24T16:27:55+10:00September 24th, 2020|

Surely one of the most beautiful of all the parrots, the male king parrot is resplendent in his plumage of scarlet red head and underparts, electric blue tail and emerald green wings and back.

Bush Stone-Curlew

2020-09-24T16:17:53+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The bush stone-curlew has grey feathers with black and white streaks, tinted with varying shades of buff or brown. The bird’s plumage is a perfect camouflage against the bark, sticks and grass that are found throughout its habitat.

Boobook Owl

2020-09-29T14:35:21+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The boobook owl does not possess the distinctive facial mask of the barn or masked owls. Boobook owls are the smallest of the Australian owl species, but they vary in size depending on where they live.

Banded Lapwing

2020-11-04T10:43:10+11:00September 24th, 2020|

The banded lapwing has a distinctive white ear stripe, a yellow eye-ring, a black cap and a small red wattle over the bill. Its upper breast is black with a white bib, the wings are grey-brown and its underbelly white.

Cane Toad

2020-09-24T15:32:03+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The cane toad is large, reaching up to 23cm in length. It has highly visible poison glands located near the back of the head. The back and legs of the cane toad are covered in wart-like lumps and its skin has a leathery appearance.

Green Tree Frog

2020-09-24T15:32:43+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The green tree frog is usually a beautiful bright green, though, depending on the mood of the frog, this may sometimes fade to a dark khaki green. Some specimens also have white spots that are outlined in darker colours.

Wolf Spider

2020-09-24T14:53:35+10:00September 24th, 2020|

There are many different species of wolf spider, which are so named because they actively hunt and run down their prey. Most species are dark brown or grey in colour with black, grey, orange or brown markings.

Redback Spider

2020-12-31T13:37:39+11:00September 24th, 2020|

The redback spider is closely related to the black widow spider. The female redback spider is black with a distinctive red or orange marking on its back, although this may sometimes be absent.

Mouse Spider

2020-11-04T12:01:09+11:00September 24th, 2020|

The common name of the mouse spider is derived from the mistaken belief that this spider excavates a deep mouse-like burrow. Females are black overall and are larger than the males.

Huntsman Spider

2020-11-04T11:59:33+11:00September 24th, 2020|

Huntsman spiders are familiar to many Australians as the large, flat-bodied and extremely fast intruders, which, to some people’s horror, occasionally take up residence in kitchens and living rooms.

Saw-Shelled Turtle

2020-11-24T11:49:50+11:00September 24th, 2020|

The saw-shelled turtle is a species of turtle in the Chelidae family endemic to Australia. The shell has marginal serrations which are the reason for its name. It retains some of these serrations throughout its life.


2020-09-24T11:46:04+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The New Caledonian giant gecko is the world’s largest gecko, growing up to 36 centimetres long. This stout gecko has a short blunt tail and its skin, which has many loose folds, seems too big for its body.

Leopard Tortoise

2020-09-24T11:16:30+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The leopard tortoise is a large and attractively marked tortoise and is the fourth largest species of tortoise in the world. Typical adults can reach approximately 46cm in length and can weigh up to 18kg.

Land Mullet

2020-11-24T11:42:44+11:00September 24th, 2020|

Although it has a fishy name, the land mullet is actually the largest member of the skink family of lizards. Large adults can reach 50cm or more in total length.

Lace Monitor

2020-09-24T11:11:08+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The lace monitor grows to between 1.5m-2m in length, it is a dark steel grey above with pale yellow or cream bands or rows of spots. The jaws and snout are usually strongly barred with yellow and dark grey.

King Cobra

2020-10-01T13:38:40+10:00September 24th, 2020|

One of the most imposing (and famous) snakes in the world, the king cobra certainly lives up to its name. With lengths in excess of 5m and a body diameter of over 12cm, it is the longest venomous species of snake.

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