Category Archives: Animals

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White Winged Chough

The white-winged chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos) is one of only two surviving members of the Australian mud-nest builders family, Corcoracidae, and is the only member of the genus Corcorax. It is native to Southern and Eastern Australia and is an example of convergent evolution as it is only distantly related to the European choughs that it closely resembles in shape, and for which it was named.

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Emu Run

The emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the second-largest living bird in the world by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. It is endemic to Australia where it is the largest native bird and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius. The emu’s range covers most of mainland Australia, but the Tasmanian emu and King Island emu subspecies became extinct after the European settlement of Australia in 1788. The bird is sufficiently common for it to be rated as a least-concern species by the International […]

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My pile of sticks

This photo was taken at worlds end in South Australia, about 2 years ago, We were looking for wedged tailed eagles but instead found many of these guys (Whistling kites) we did manage to find 2 wedge tails later that day but the shots we got were not the best because they tend to scare easily, Funny considering they have a wingspan of over 2 […]

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Hi im a Duck

  Hi I’m a duck , Im going to take a guess at this one, This is a Domestic Duck. People originally had them as pets and they either get sick of them or can’t afford to feed them and then dump them in the lakes and dams. I suppose thats better than eating them. The pet ducks then interbreed with other native ducks and […]

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Snake Bird (Australasian Darter)

Picture Taken at Wynn Vale Dam Adelaide : South Australia Snake Bird (Australasian Darter) The darters or snakebirds are mainly tropical waterbirds in the family Anhingidae having a single genus Anhinga. There are four living species, three of which are very common and widespread while the fourth is rarer and classified as near-threatened by the IUCN. The term “snakebird” is usually used without any additions to […]

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White Faced Heron

This is a White Faced Heron  that was taken a few years ago at the St Kilda “Mangrove Boardwalk” a great place to have a stroll around just make sure you take your mosquito repellant. White Faced heron’s are quite common along the coastline of Australia, you can also find them inland in billabongs and creeks. They are very timid birds and quite often had to get […]

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Barn Owl

This Beautiful Barn Owl was found perched up a tree in our backyard a few years ago, It was being tormented by the local regular backyard birds. We don’t really see many owls around the suburbs. We initially thought this was a Masked Owl (they are uncommon) However many people clammed it was just a regular Barn Owl. Either way it was a very rare chance […]

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Open Wide

Open Wide – Im not really a Dentist for Camels but this guy decided to Open his mouth and show me his teeth anyway. This is One of the two Camels they have at Gorge wildlife park in the Adelaide hills. And they just love eating biscuits (if you look you will see some stuck in his teeth). One of the best things about Gorge wildlife park […]

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