• Goannas

    Description A goanna is any of several Australian monitor lizards of the genus Varanus, as well as certain species from Southeast Asia. Around 30 species of goanna are known, 25 of which are found in Australia. This varied group of carnivorous reptilesranges greatly in size and fills several ecological niches.[1] The goanna features prominently in […]

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  • Bluetongue Lizard

    Description Blue-tongued skinks comprise the Australasian genus Tiliqua, which contains some of the largest members of the skink family(Scincidae). They are commonly called blue-tongued lizards or simply blue-tongues in Australia. As suggested by these common names, a prominent characteristic of the genus is a large blue tongue that can be bared as a bluff-warning to […]

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  • Pallid Cuckoo

    Description The pallid cuckoo (Cacomantis pallidus) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is found in Australia, Christmas Island,Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. Its egg weighs about 3.9g and it incubates for about 13 days.[2] It is […]

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  • Golden whistler

    Description The Australian golden whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) is a species of bird found in forest, woodland, mallee, mangrove and scrub in Australia (except the interior and most of the north)[2] and in mountain forest in the Snow Mountains in the Papua Province of Indonesia.[3] Most populations are resident, but some in south-eastern Australia migrate north […]

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  • Flame Robin

    Description The flame robin (Petroica phoenicea) is a small passerine bird native to Australia. It is a moderately common resident of the coolest parts of south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Like the other two red-breasted Petroica robins—the scarlet robinand the red-capped robin—it is often simply called the robin redbreast. Like many brightly coloured robins of the […]

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  • European Goldfinch

    Description The European goldfinch or goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), is a small passerine bird in the finch family that is native to Europe, North Africa and western Asia. It has been introduced to other areas including Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay. The goldfinch has a red face and a black-and-white head. The back and flanks are […]

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  • Common Bonzewing

    Description The common bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) is a species of medium-sized, heavily built pigeon.[2] Native to Australia and one of the country’s most common pigeons, the common bronzewing is able to live in almost any habitat, with the possible exception of very barren areas and dense rainforests.[3] Males of the species have pale-yellow to yellow-white […]

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  • Australian Brush-turkey

    Description The Australian brushturkey or Australian brush-turkey (Alectura lathami), also frequently called the scrub turkey or bush turkey, is a common, widespread species of mound-building bird from the family Megapodiidae found in eastern Australia fromFar North Queensland to Illawarra in New South Wales. The Australian brushturkey has also been introduced to Kangaroo Islandin South Australia. […]

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  • Squirrel glider

    Description The squirrel glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) is a nocturnal[3] gliding possum.[4] The squirrel glider is one of the wrist-winged gliders of the genus Petaurus. Like most of the wrist-winged gliders, the squirrel glider is endemic to Australia. It is about twice the size of the related Sugar Glider (P. breviceps). Its body is 18–23 cm long […]

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