• Wooden Bird Feeder for Australian wild birds Cafe Feeder image 1 Wooden Bird Feeders Australia

    Wooden Bird Feeders When one thinks of bird feeders, one inevitably pictures a home-themed, wooden bird feeder hanging from a backyard tree or fixed to a garden post. It's the quintessential garden bird feeding scene. At Nature Mates, we've dabbled in a few different wooden bird feeder styles, tried different sizes, shapes and types of wood. [...] Continue Reading
  • Which type of bird feeder is right for you?

    When looking to buy a backyard bird feeder, there are a few considerations. What types of birds are seen in my garden and perhaps, what others, might I be trying to attract? What types of food am I looking to offer? Specific types of seeds, mixes, fruit or suet? Where do I want to fix [...] Continue Reading
  • Common Starling

    Description The common starling (Sturnus vulgaris), also known as the European starling, or in the British Isles just the starling, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the starling family, Sturnidae. It is about 20 cm (8 in) long and has glossy black plumage with a metallic sheen, which is speckled with white at some times of year. The […]

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  • Zebra Finch

    Description The zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata [formerly Poephila guttata]),[2] is the most common estrildid finch of Central Australia and ranges over most of the continent, avoiding only the cool moist south and some areas of the tropical far north. It can also be found natively in Indonesia and East Timor. The bird has been introduced to […]

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  • Tawny frogmouth

    Description  The tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a species of frogmouth native to Australia that is found throughout the Australian mainland and Tasmania. Tawny frogmouths are big-headed stocky birds often mistaken for owls due to theirnocturnal habits and similar colouring. The tawny frogmouth is sometimes incorrectly referred to as “mopoke”, a common name for the […]

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  • Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko

    Description The southern leaf-tailed gecko has two species. One, Saltuarius wyberba, lives in the granite belt of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, Australia. They do their foraging at night on massive rock faces. They have been observed active at temperatures colder than −10°C. The other species, Saltuarius swaini, inhabits rainforests and lives inside […]

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  • Common house gecko

    Description The common house gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) (not to be confused with the Mediterranean species Hemidactylus turcicus known as Mediterranean house gecko), is a native of Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Pacific house gecko, the Asian house gecko, or simply, the house lizard. Most geckos are nocturnal, hiding during the day and […]

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  • Common garden skink

    Description The pale-flecked garden sunskink or common garden skink (Lampropholis guichenoti ) is a species of small common skink endemic to Australia and New Zealand Lampropholis guichenoti can grow to a maximum of 14 cm, but rarely exceeds 9cm. According to statistics, the average common garden skink lives up to 2–3 years. The garden skink usually […]

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  • Australian Water Dragon

    Description The Australian water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii, formerly Physignathus lesueurii [1]), which includes the eastern water dragon (I. l. lesueurii ) and the Gippsland water dragon (I. l. howittii ) subspecies, is an arboreal agamid species native to eastern Australia from Victoria northwards to Queensland. There may be a small introduced population on the south-east […]

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