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Humpback whales

Appearance Male Length: 12.2-14.6 m   (40-48 ft)**Weight: 22.7-36.3 tonnes (25-40 tons)**

Pied Butcherbird

The pied butcherbird is a a mid-sized black and white songbird native to Australia. The Pied Butcherbird is across much of mainland...

Everything you need to know about Willie Wagtails

The Willie Wagtail is the largest of the fantail species in Australia. Extremely successful as a species, the population is thriving and...

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Taxonomy FamilyVombatidaewombatssturdy body, powerful limbs for burrowingGenusLasiorhinusHairy-nosed wombatslarge square nose covered with fine hairSpecieslatifronsSouthern Hairy-nosed wombatNearest RelativesL. krefftiiVombatus...

Shingleback Lizard

The Shingleback Lizard is a well known member of the skink family. Related to the commonly known blue tongue lizards, the Shingleback...

Kangaroos

The sources of this information are provided under Resources AliasesTaxonomic classificationSuperfamilyMacropodoideabig footed62 species in Australia & Papua New Guineasize 1...

Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeet's is a unique species of parrot found in Australia. The rainbow lorikeet is well known for it's unique rainbow plumage...

Everything you need to know about Willie Wagtails

The Willie Wagtail is the largest of the fantail species in Australia. Extremely successful as a species, the population is thriving and...

Everything you need to know about Willie Wagtails

The Willie Wagtail is the largest of the fantail species in Australia. Extremely successful as a species, the population is thriving and...

Foraging behaviours of Willie Wagtails Rhipidura leucophrys

The Willie Wagtail exhibits a range of foraging behaviours that include tail wagging and wing flashing. It is thought that such movements...

Australian Wildlife

Find out everything you need to know about our beautiful flora and fauna

Australia boasts a range of unique and diverse animals. Kangaroos, koalas and platypuses/platypi often provoke a sense of wonder from those unfamiliar with them.

While rare and exotic species are interesting, the details of the lives of common and easily accessible animals are equally fascinating.

With over 200,000 species of wildlife in Australia, both the rare and the common are worthy of attention. 

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Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Taxonomy FamilyVombatidaewombatssturdy body, powerful limbs for burrowingGenusLasiorhinusHairy-nosed wombatslarge square nose covered with fine hairSpecieslatifronsSouthern Hairy-nosed wombatNearest RelativesL. krefftiiVombatus...

Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeet's is a unique species of parrot found in Australia. The rainbow lorikeet is well known for it's unique rainbow plumage...

Kangaroos and their relatives

Two families of animals are included in this grouping; the macropodoids and the potoroids. Members of both families have short forelimbs and...

Australia's unique fauna

Australia's isolated continent is host to the most diverse species on Earth

Echidnas

The most widespread of the mammals in Australia, the Echidna is a small spiney anteater which can survive from arid conditions, forests...

Blue-tongued Skinks

FAMILY: ScincidaeGenusSpeciesSub-speciesCommon Name*b-t = blue-tongueSnout-ventLengthTail:Body RatioTiliquascinoidescommon b-tintermedianorthern b-t30cm /13inworld'slargest skink.5 - .75scinoideseastern b-toccipitalis western b-t30cm/13in.5multifasciata centralian b-t29cm/11in.5nigrolutea blotched or southern b-t25cm /10in.5adelaidensis Adelaide pygmy b-t9cm/4in.67

Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeet's is a unique species of parrot found in Australia. The rainbow lorikeet is well known for it's unique rainbow plumage...

Echidnas

The most widespread of the mammals in Australia, the Echidna is a small spiney anteater which can survive from arid conditions, forests...

Little Penguins

Little Penguins are the smallest of the species of penguin. Growing on average to a height of 33cm and a kilogram, with...

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Kangaroos and their relatives

Two families of animals are included in this grouping; the macropodoids and the potoroids. Members of both families have short forelimbs and...

Foraging behaviours of Willie Wagtails Rhipidura leucophrys

The Willie Wagtail exhibits a range of foraging behaviours that include tail wagging and wing flashing. It is thought that such movements...

Native Flora of Australia

Australia has a beautiful mix of flora adapted to the varied ecosystems present. From hardy desert flora which can survive the most...

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Taxonomy FamilyVombatidaewombatssturdy body, powerful limbs for burrowingGenusLasiorhinusHairy-nosed wombatslarge square nose covered with fine hairSpecieslatifronsSouthern Hairy-nosed wombatNearest RelativesL. krefftiiVombatus...

Bilby

TAXONOMIC CLASSIFICATIONFamilyPeramelidaeSubFamilyThalacomyinaeGenusMacrotis large earedSpecieslagotisGeneralCommon NamesGreater BilbyRabbit-eared Bandicoot, Rabbit Bandicoot, Pinkie, Ninu, Walpajirri, DalgyteNearest RelativesbandicootsSizesimilar to a rabbit; male 2.5 kg; female about half...

Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeet's is a unique species of parrot found in Australia. The rainbow lorikeet is well known for it's unique rainbow plumage...