Animals

Wallaby

wallaby

A wallaby is an informal designation generally used for any macropod that is smaller than a kangaroo or wallaroo that has not been given some other name. The name wallaby comes from the Eora Aboriginal tribe who were the original inhabitants of the Sydney area. Young wallabies are known as “joeys”, like many other marsupials. Wallabies are widely distributed across Australia, particularly in more remote, heavily timbered, or rugged areas

No Comments »

Dolphin

Dolphin

Common Bottlenose Dolphins inhabit warm and temperate seas worldwide. The Common Bottlenose Dolphins are grey in color and may be between 2 and 4 metres (6.6 and 13 ft) long, and weigh between 150 and 650 kilograms (330 and 1,400 lb).

No Comments »

Tiger Snake

Tiger Snake

Tiger snakes are a type of venomous serpent found in southern regions of Australia. These snakes are highly variable in their colour, and individuals also show seasonal variation in colour. The total length may be up to 2.1 meters (7 ft). Tiger snake venom is potentially fatal to humans, but the snake is not likely to attack unless threatened.

No Comments »

Bobtail Lizard

bobtail lizard

Tiliqua rugosa is a short-tailed, slow moving species of blue-tongued skink found in Australia. Three of the four recognized subspecies are found only in Western Australia, where they are known collectively by the common name bobtail lizard or just bobtail.

No Comments »

Galah

galah

The Galah, also known as the Rose-breasted Cockatoo, or Pink and Grey, is one of the most common and widespread cockatoos, and it can be found in open country in almost all parts of mainland Australia. It is endemic in Australia, where its distinctive pink and grey plumage and its bold and loud behaviour make it a familiar sight in the bush.

No Comments »

Twenty-Eight

twenty-eight

The Australian Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius) is a parrot native to Australia. Except for extreme tropical and highland areas, the species has adapted to all conditions. The call of the Twenty-eight has been described as “strident”. The name of the Twenty-eight Parrot is an onomatopoeic derived from its distinctive ‘twentee-eight’ call.

No Comments »

Goanna

goanna

Goanna is the name used to refer to Australian monitor lizards of the genus Varanus. Being predatory lizards, goannas are often quite large, or at least bulky, with sharp teeth and claws. The goanna features prominently in Aboriginal mythology and Australian folklore.

No Comments »

Magpie

magpie

The Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen) is a medium-sized black and white bird native to Australia and southern New Guinea. With its long legs, the Australian Magpie walks rather than waddles or hops and spends much time on the ground. Its complex, musical, warbling call is one of the most familiar Australian bird sounds. In Denis Glover’s poem The Magpies, the mature magpie’s call is described as quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle.

No Comments »

Red-Tailed Black cockatoo

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii), also known as Banksian- or Bank’s Black Cockatoo, is a large cockatoo native to Australia. The species is usually found in eucalyptus woodlands, or along water courses. They are seed eaters and cavity nesters. As such, they depend on trees with fairly large diameters, generally Eucalyptus.

No Comments »

Black Cockatoo

black cockatoo

The Short-billed Black Cockatoo or Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus latirostris is a cockatoo endemic to south-western Australia. Also known as the Large Black Cockatoo, or simply Carnaby’s Cockatoo, it is black with white tail feathers and white cheek patches. The adult male has a pink-red ring around the eye, and off-white cheek patches, while the female has a dark eye-ring and bright white cheek patches.

No Comments »