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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.

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Kangaroo

western grey kangaroos

The Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus) is a large and very common kangaroo or macropod, found across almost the entire southern part of Australia. The Western Grey Kangaroo is one of the largest kangaroos. It weighs 28-54 kg and its length is 0.84-1.1m with a 80-100 cm tail, standing approximately 1.3m tall. It has thick, coarse fur with colour ranging from pale grey to brown. It feeds at night, mainly on grasses but also on leafy shrubs and low trees. The kangaroo lives in groups of up to 15.

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Fremantle Dockers

Fremantle Dockers

The Fremantle Football Club (nicknamed The Dockers) is an Australian rules football team which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL). The club is based in the port city of Fremantle at the mouth of the Swan River in Western Australia. Despite enduring a lack of success — they are yet to win a premiership or appear in a grand final — fans have continued to show loyalty and have a reputation for being loud and passionate. They have one of the largest number of adult memberships in the AFL.

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Pelican

Pelican

The Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) is a large water bird, widespread on the inland and coastal waters of Australia. Its pale, pinkish bill is enormous, even by pelican standards, and is the largest bill in the avian world. The record-sized bill was 49 cm (19.5 in) long. Australian Pelicans prefer large expanses of open water.

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Tuart Forest

tuart forest

Tuart forest is open forest in which the dominant overstorey tree is Eucalyptus gomphocephala (Tuart). This form of vegetation occurs only in the Southwest Botanical Province of Western Australia. As a result of its value as a timber, most of the tuart forest has now been cleared. The only remaining tall tuart forest is the Ludlow Tuart Forest now protected by the Tuart Forest National Park.

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Rotary Hoist

Rotary Hoist

A Hills Hoist is a height-adjustable rotary clothes line, invented in Adelaide, Australia by Lance Hill in 1945. It is distinguished from other rotary clothes lines by a crown and pinion winding mechanism allowing the clothesline to be lowered and raised. Hills Hoist and similar derivatives remain a common fixture in many backyards in Australia and New Zealand. It is considered one of Australia’s most recognisable icons, and is used frequently by artists as a metaphor for Australian suburbia in the 1950s and ’60s.

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Albert Facey

A Fortunate Life

Albert Barnett (Bert) Facey (31 August 1894 – 11 February 1982) was an Australian writer and World War I veteran, whose main work was his autobiography, A Fortunate Life, now considered a classic in Australian literature. His old homestead in Wickepin is a tourist attraction today.

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Emu

Emu

The Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the largest bird native to Australia. These soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds reach up to 2 metres (6.6 ft) in height. Emus can travel great distances at a fast, economical trot and, if necessary, can sprint at 50 km/h (31 mph) for some distance at a time.

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Rosella

rosella

The Western Rosella Platycercus icterotis, is the smallest species of rosella and is found in the South West of Australia in Eucalypt forests and timbered areas. Just under 30 cm (or one foot) long; they are red from the head to the breast with white or beige-ish yellow cheeks and blue and green patterned wings with males being slightly larger and having a more vibrant yellow cheek colouring. Their bills are a grey ‘horn’ colour like most Australian parrots.

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Cockatiel

cockatiel

The Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus), also known as the Quarrion and the Weiro, is the smallest cockatoo endemic to Australia. They are prized as a household pet and companion parrot throughout the world and are relatively easy to breed. As a caged bird, cockatiels are second in popularity only to the Budgerigar.

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