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Dusky Moorhen
2008-12-26 19:23:43

The Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa) is a species of bird in the rail family Rallidae. It is found in Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia. Its habitat is wetlands with a preference for freshwater marshes. It will forage on rubbish tips, and is generally omnivorous, taking a wide variety of plant and animal food. In Indonesia, this species is declining due to competition from the closely...

Australian Owlet-Nightjar
2008-08-07 11:27:23

The Australian Owlet-Nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus), is a nocturnal bird found in open woodland across Australia and in southern New Guinea. It is colloquially known as "Moth Owl". It is the most common of the owlet-nightjars, and the best known of this secretive family. It is the commonest nocturnal bird in Australia, and despite suffering from predation and competition by introduced species...

Little Friarbird
2008-05-18 14:23:18

The Little Friarbird, (Philemon citreogularis), is the smallest of the group of giant Australian honeyeaters called friarbirds. It occurs in open forest and woodland across eastern Australia and southern New Guinea. The Little Friarbird can be distinguished by its small size and the lack of a knob on its bill. Photo Copyright and Credit

Common Spotted Cuscus
2007-08-23 07:14:07

The Common Spotted Cuscus (Spilocuscus maculatus), is a marsupial that lives in the Cape York Peninsula region of Australia and New Guinea. It is also known as the Phalanger and, like all cuscuses, it is related to the possum family Phalangeridae. The cuscus is about 20-40 inches long and weighs 3-9 pounds. The female is a creamy color and the male ranges from gray to rust-colored, often...

Frill-necked Lizard
2007-03-19 15:55:44

The Frill-necked Lizard, Chlamydosaurus kingii, also known as the Frilled Lizard or Frilled Dragon, is found in southern New Guinea, the Kimberley and across northern Australia. It primarily inhabits savanna woodlands, but may also be found in tropical to warm temperate forests. It also is found where there is an open scrub or tussock grass under story. The term frilled is in reference to...

Timor Monitor Spotted Tree Monitor
2007-01-02 11:38:41

The Timor Monitor or Spotted Tree Monitor, Varanus timorensis, is a species of small lizard native to Indonesia, New Guinea and Australia. More specifically they are found on the islands of Timor, Savu and Rote in Indonesia. They are found in Samoa in southern New Guinea, and in North territory, Queensland, West Australia. The Timor Monitor is generally a dark green or almost black in...

Guinea Baboon
2007-01-01 16:35:56

The Guinea baboon (Papio papio) is a baboon from the Old World monkey family. The Guinea Baboon inhabits a small area in western Africa. Its range is from Guinea, Senegal, Gambia, southern Mauritania and western Mali. It has reddish brown hair and a hairless, dark-violet or black face. It has a typical dog-like face that is surrounded by a small mane. The Guinea baboon is the smallest baboon...

Australasian Pig-nose Turtle
2006-12-26 15:41:07

The Australasian Pig-nose Turtle, Carettochelys insculpta, is a species of soft-shelled turtle native to freshwater streams, lagoons and rivers of the Northern Territory of Australia and southern New Guinea. This species is unlike any other species of freshwater turtle in the world. The shell is typically gray in color, with a leathery texture, while the front plate is cream colored. Their...

Musky Rat-kangaroo
2006-12-12 13:45:39

The Musky Rat-kangaroo (Hypsiprymnodon moschatus) is a marsupial species found in the rainforests of New Guinea and northeast Australia. Some scientists place this species as a subfamily (Hypsiprymnodontinae) of the family Potoroidae. The most recent classification places it in its own family Hypsiprymnodontidae. It is the smallest macropod that is quadrupedal and only diurnal. The Musky...

2006-10-19 13:20:44

Cassowaries, Casuarius, are very large flightless birds native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and northeastern Australia. Cassowaries are part of the ratite group of birds that include the emu, rhea, ostrich, moa, and kiwi. There are three species of Cassowary recognized today: The Southern Cassowary of Australia and New Guinea; the Dwarf Cassowary of New Guinea and New Britain; and the...

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.