Australia’s Megafauna

Australia’s Megafauna

Big animals impress. But what are ‘big animals’ – elephants, rhinos, moose? How about kangaroos, emus, wedge-tailed eagles and goannas? Australia has its share of megafauna, but we Aussies sometimes make the mistake of overlooking our big natives. On a steamy,...
Jabirus

Jabirus

What do children do if they don’t have toys? They make them! Baby animals are just the same as human children in some respects. They play with what they have. Three Jabiru chicks were walking with their parent across a Top End, Northern Territory floodplain on a hot...
King Parrots

King Parrots

Bird names are a bit like the English language – a lumpy soup of broken rules, throwbacks, dialects and slang. Some birds are named for their appearance: Tawny Frogmouth, White-throated Needletail; for their behaviour: Plains Wanderer, Bee-eater; for their similarity...