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Koolie
2013-06-22 15:41:41

The Koolie, also known as the Coolie, the German Koolie, or the Australian Koolie, is a breed of domestic working dog that originated in Australia. The breed was developed by mating two breeds of British working dogs in the early nineteenth century. These were the Scottish black and tan Collie and the blue merle Collie and it is thought that these were the same dogs that were imported to the...

Western Grey Kangaroo Macropus fuliginosus
2013-06-07 13:51:35

The western grey kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus), also known as the red-faced kangaroo, sooty kangaroo, mallee kangaroo, or carno kangaroo, is a macropod that can be found in Southern Australia. Its range extends from the Murray–Darling Basin in New South Wales to western Victoria and to the south of Shark Bay, and also includes Queensland and coastal areas of Southern Australia. The western...

Red Kangaroo Macropus rufus
2013-06-07 13:44:52

The red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) is a species within the Macropodidae family that can be found in Australia. Its range extends through central and western Australia, but it tends to avoid eastern, southern, and northern areas of Australia. It prefers a habitat within grasslands, scrublands, and deserts with a fair amount of tree vegetation, which is used for shade. The red kangaroo is the...

Common Wallaroo Macropus robustus
2013-06-07 13:39:50

The common wallaroo (Macropus robustus), also known as the wallaroo, hill wallaroo, or euro wallaroo, is a member of the Macropodidae family that is native to Australia. This species prefers a variety of habitats including rocky areas and areas with caves or dense vegetation. There are four subspecies of the common wallaroo. M. r. erubescens is most often called the Euro wallaroo. The common...

Whiptail Wallaby Macropus parryi
2013-06-07 13:25:42

The whiptail wallaby or pretty-faced wallaby (Macropus parryi) is a member of the Macropodidae family that can be found in eastern areas of Australia. Its range extends from Cooktown, Queensland to Grafton, New South Wales. This species is light in color, with grey to brown fur occurring on most of its body. The chest is typically black or white in color, and the face holds black stripes...

Annachlamys Flabellata
2013-04-16 21:07:45

Annachlamys flabellata is a species of scallop, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae. It can be found in the sublittoral zone of the continental shelf north of Australia. This species has the potential to grow between 2.4 and 3.9 inches in length. The shell is inequitable and moderately compressed. The valve on the right is more inflated and is less convex than the...

Australia
2013-02-18 13:27:43

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country involving the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and a number of smaller islands. It’s the world’s sixth-largest country regarding to total area. Some of the neighboring countries include East Timor, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu to the...

Banded Hare-wallaby Lagostrophus fasciatus
2013-01-18 12:32:02

Image Caption: Banded Hare-wallaby. Credit: John Gould, F.R.S., Mammals of Australia, Vol. II Plate 60, London, 1863 / Wikipedia The banded hare-wallaby (Lagostrophus fasciatus), also known as a mernine, is a marsupial that can natively be found on the islands of Dorre and Bernier, off the coast of Western Australia. One small population has been introduced onto Faure Island, which appears...

Hardhead Aythya australis
2013-01-02 11:55:50

The Hardhead (aythya australis), also known as the White-eyed Duck is the only true diving duck found in Australia. Hardheads are familiar in the south-east of Australia, especially in the Murray-Darling Basin, but also in the wetter country near the coasts. They are somewhat drifting in normal years, but disperse widely in times of drought. Significant numbers reach as far afield as New...

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
2012-10-29 15:22:28

A long-legged wading bird, The Great Knot, is the largest of the calidrid species. They breed in the tundra of North Siberia, and migrate strongly in the winter to the coasts of Southern Asia through Australia, traveling in very large flocks. They lay about four eggs on the ground in a ground scrape. Great Knots migrate over long distances and use a limited number of staging sites during its...