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Spotted Harrier
2008-11-25 22:03:15

The Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis), also known as the Smoke Hawk, is a large bird of prey that is found in Sulawesi, the Lesser Sunda Islands and is sparsely distributed throughout mainland Australia. It inhabits open country, especially in arid and semiarid regions. The Spotted Harrier has gray upperparts, chestnut facial disc and a dark rump. The wingspan is 14.75 to 18.5 inches long....

Arafura File Snake
2008-11-21 15:37:06

The Arafura File Snake (Acrochordus arafurae), is an aquatic species of snake found in northern Australia and New guinea. This quite common snake is often hunted by the indigenous people of northern Australia. They simply catch a snake and toss it on the bank as the snake is quite immobilized without the support of the water. The skin of the Arafura file snake is used to make drums in New...

Barramundi
2008-10-16 17:43:44

The Barramundi (Lates calcarifer) is a species of fish that is native to Australia and New Guinea. It is commonly found from northern and eastern Australia through the Torres Strait to New Guinea. It is a salt and freshwater species. This species is also known as the Giant Perch, Giant Seaperch, Asian Seabass, Australian Seabass, White Seabass, and a variety of other names. Its nickname is the...

Atlantic Saury
2008-10-08 12:46:29

The Atlantic Saury (Scomberesox saurus) is found in the Atlantic Ocean, in the seas near Australia and the Mediterranean. These fish grow to about 13.75 inches long, although they can attain lengths of up to 20 inches long. They have beadlike jaws and a row of finlets behind the dorsal and anal fins. They feed on zooplankton and fish larvae. They are common prey to tuna, marlin, bluefish and...

Brown Thornbill
2008-08-14 12:26:51

The Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla), is a passerine bird usually found in eastern and south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania. It can grow up to 4 inches long, and feeds on insects. Photo Copyright and Credit

Spotted Pardalote
2008-08-14 11:58:49

The Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus), is a very small bird commonly found in all of the reasonably fertile parts of Australia (the east coast, the south-east, and the south-west corner). While very common, it is seldom seen up close enough to enable identification. This bird nests almost entirely in tunnels. It is one of Australia's smallest bird species at only 3.15 to 4 inches in...

White-eared Honeyeater
2008-08-11 19:09:26

The White-eared Honeyeater (Lichenostomus leucotis), is an Australian bird found in south east Australia, south west Australia an into south west of Queensland. It has a noticeable white splash behind the eyes, the 'ears', on a mainly black head, throat and beak. The top of the head is a dark grey color. The body is a green color, shading to a softer yellow underbelly.

Yellow Honeyeater
2008-08-11 19:06:47

The Yellow Honeyeater (Lichenostomus flavus), is a species of bird in the Meliphagidae family. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Mangrove Honeyeater
2008-08-11 18:57:35

The Mangrove Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fasciogularis), is a species of bird in the Meliphagidae family. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. Photo Copyright and Credit

Yellow-faced Honeyeater
2008-08-11 18:30:11

The Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Lichenostomus chrysops), is a bird that inhabits the east coast of Australia. It has a yellow stripe on its face between two black stripes, and a blue eye. Photo Copyright and Credit

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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