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 Wildebeest (genus Connochaetes), also called a Gnu, is an ungulate mammal found in Southern Kenya, South Angola to north south Africa. There are 2 species of wildebeest which are the Black Wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou) and the Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), both are native to Africa. Wildebeest are antelopes and belong to the bovidae family […]
Did you know that the red panda is not actually a panda at all? They are a part of the Arctoidea infraorder, which groups them alongside bears, seals, sea lions, walruses, raccoons, weasels, skunks, otters, and badgers!