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 Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus) is also known as the Rocky Mountain Goat. It is a large, even-toed ungulate mammal found only in North America. Despite their name, they are not a ‘true goat’, as they belong to a different genus. The Mountain Goat resides at high elevations and is a sure-footed climber, often resting […]
The Eastern Wolf (Canis lupus lycaon), also know as Eastern Canadian Wolf or Eastern Canadian Red Wolf is a subspecies of the Grey Wolf. Sometimes it is also viewed as a result of historical hybridizations between grey wolves and red wolves or coyotes. The Eastern Wolf is recognized as a potential distinct species, but close […]