The Rainbow Bee Eater (Merops ornatus) is a very colourful member of the bee eating family: Meropidae and the only member of this family to be found in Australia. The Rainbow Bee Eater’s range includes throughout mainland Australia, as well as eastern Indonesia, New Guinea and, rarely, the Solomon Islands. The Rainbow Bee Eater inhibits […]
The laughing kookaburra got its name from its loud laughing sound that is sometimes mistaken for many different animals, such as donkeys or monkeys.
The Australian Swiftlet is a small bird local to Queensland, Australia. The nests of some species of Swiftlets are built entirely from threads of their saliva, and are collected for the famous Chinese delicacy, bird's nest soup.
The Australian Pelican is found across Australia and New Guinea on many inland and coastal waters but avoids dry desert regions. The Australian Pelican has the largest bill of any bird on our planet.
The Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae) is a small water bird that is found throughout Australia and many Pacific Ocean islands and is now also resident in New Zealand where it was self introduced. The Australasian Grebe is one of the smallest members of the grebe family: Podicipedidae. Australasian Grebes are also known by other common […]
The Musk Ox (Ovibos moschatus) are large cattle-like animals that are part of the Bovidae family. They can be found on the treeless tundra from Alaska east through northern Canada to Greenland. Their name is derived from the strong musky smell of the bulls that is omitted during the mating season in summer. The musky […]
The Grey Wolf (Canis Lupus), also known as the ‘Timber Wolf’ is the largest of the wild dog family. Grey Wolves were once in abundance and distributed over North America, Eurasia and the Middle East. However, because of human-related activity such as destruction of habitat and excessive hunting, Grey Wolves now only occupy a fraction […]