White-faced Heron

The white-faced heron is commonly seen in Australia. They are found throughout the mainland of Tasmania and most coastal islands. They commonly occur in Indonesia, New Guinea, New Caledonia and New Zealand. The white-faced heron can be found anywhere where there is water, from tidal mudflats and coastal reefs to moist grasslands and gardens. They […]

Find a Joey? What to do?

Sadly, kangaroos and wallabies are hit by vehicles all the time. It is always worthwhile to stop in a safe place and check for live young. How to rescue a joey? If you see an animal lying on the side of the road and if it is safe, consider checking the animal’s pouch as a […]

Australian Brush Turkey

Roaming around rainforest and wet schlerophyll rainforest are the Australian Brushturkey. They are commonly seen at high altitudes. They feed on insects, seeds, and fallen fruit. They use their feet to rake up the leaves and break down rotten logs to expose their food. Brush turkeys incubate their eggs in large organic mounds, that a […]

Dingo are declared as separate species

Dingoes (Canis dingo) are recognised as not descended from dogs or wolves. In March 2014 an international team of scientists, including a conservation biologist Dr Mike Letnic from University of New South Wales in Sydney, established a detailed physical description of the pure-breed dingoes. The description contained 69 forensic specimens predating 1900’s; before domestic dogs […]

Sea Slater – Sea Roach – Woodlouse Bug

Living on the shore above the high tide mark, sea slaters are best seen during the evening. Like most of their closely related relatives of the woodlouse family, sea slaters are recyclers; feeding on dead animals and plants that get washed up on shore. Sea slaters are under threat on some beaches from mechanical beach […]