Fauna in Australia

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European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) on Pink Sturt’s Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa), Alice Springs NT Alice Springs, Formosa, Honey Bee, Peas, Fauna, Deserts, European, Australia, Postres
Apis mellifera on Sturt’s Desert Pea
European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) on Pink Sturt’s Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa), Alice Springs NT
The Yellow Palm Dart (Cephrenes trichopepla), family Hesperiidae, belonging to the genus Cephrenes, group of skipper butterflies. Flora And Fauna, Belonging, Dart, Moth, Butterflies, Insects, Group, Yellow
Yellow Palm Dart
The Yellow Palm Dart (Cephrenes trichopepla), family Hesperiidae, belonging to the genus Cephrenes, group of skipper butterflies.
The Musk Duck (Biziura lobata) is a large stiff-tailed duck with a heavy triangular bill that is native to southern Australia. This photo is of a sighting in Alice Springs, NT. Image © Dorothy Latimer Northern Territory, Musk, Tailed, Dorothy, Southern, Heavy
Musk Duck
The Musk Duck (Biziura lobata) is a large stiff-tailed duck with a heavy triangular bill that is native to southern Australia. This photo is of a sighting in Alice Springs, NT. Image © Dorothy Latimer
Female Paradise Riflebird (Lophorina paradisea)) Male Bird, Brown And Grey, Gray, Rainforests, Eastern, Iridescent, Paradise
Paradise Riflebird
The Paradise Riflebird (Lophorina paradisea) is found in the sub-tropical and temperate rainforests in eastern Australia. The female bird shown here is gray-brown and white. The male bird has black plumage with iridescent blue-green patches. Image © Dorothy L.
The spectacular brilliant blue Splendid Fairy-wren (Malurus splendens) is found mainly in semi-arid and arid regions of Australia. The brilliant blue colouration of this small bird is the breeding plumage of the male of the species. Female Of The Species, Small Birds, Wren, Splendid, Things That Bounce, Petals, Semi
Splendid Fairy-wren
The spectacular brilliant blue Splendid Fairy-wren (Malurus splendens) is found mainly in semi-arid and arid regions of Australia. The brilliant blue colouration of this small bird is the breeding plumage of the male of the species.
The Caper White Butterfly (Belenois java) can be found in Australia, Indonesia, and Melanesia. The sub-species in Australia is the Caper White Butterfly (Belenois java teutonia). White Butterfly, Capers, Caterpillar, Java, Planting Flowers
Caper White Butterfly
The Caper White Butterfly (Belenois java) can be found in Australia, Indonesia, and Melanesia. The sub-species in Australia is the Caper White Butterfly (Belenois java teutonia).
The Australian wasp commonly known as the Potter Wasp (Delta latreillei, previously classified as Eumenes latreilli) or Mud Wasp is a boldly coloured wasp with vivid orange and black markings. They are sometimes referred to as Australian hornets, however this is incorrect, as true hornets are not native to Australia. Wasp, Incorrect, Mud, Delta, Potter, Vivid
Delta latreillei (Potter Wasp)
The Australian wasp commonly known as the Potter Wasp (Delta latreillei, previously classified as Eumenes latreilli) or Mud Wasp is a boldly coloured wasp with vivid orange and black markings. They are sometimes referred to as Australian hornets, however this is incorrect, as true hornets are not native to Australia.
The Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae) can be seen just standing in the shallow water. Sometimes they are standing on one leg, and if the water is calm, beautifully reflected in the surface of the water. Image © Dorothy L. Avocet, Redneck, Shallow, Reflection, Calm, Birds
Red-necked Avocet – reflections
The Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae) can be seen just standing in the shallow water. Sometimes they are standing on one leg, and if the water is calm, beautifully reflected in the surface of the water. Image © Dorothy L.
The European Honey Bee (also known as the Western Honey Bee) is an introduced species to Australia and the most common of the 7-12 species of honey bees in the world. Like all the honey bee species, the European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) is eusocial, creating colonies with a single fertile female (known as the queen bee). Honey Bees, Queen Bees, Westerns, Species, Common
Apis mellifera
The European Honey Bee (also known as the Western Honey Bee) is an introduced species to Australia and the most common of the 7-12 species of honey bees in the world. Like all the honey bee species, the European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) is eusocial, creating colonies with a single fertile female (known as the queen bee).
The Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis) is a medium size bird. They are a highly sociable and communal bird that live in family groups of four to twelve members. A noisy and gregarious bird, they have a wide range of calls. Image © Dorothy L Noisy, Communal, Bird Feeders, Medium Size, Members
Grey-crowned Babbler
The Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis) is a medium size bird. They are a highly sociable and communal bird that live in family groups of four to twelve members. A noisy and gregarious bird, they have a wide range of calls. Image © Dorothy L
The Beautiful Firetail (Stagonopleura bella) is a small, plump, short-tailed bird. It is olive-brown in colour with dark fine wavy barred front and below, a bright red bill, and crimson rump that is especially conspicuous when in flight. It has a black mask, that surrounds the eyes to the bill (lores), and pale blue eye ring. Image © Dorothy L. Pale Blue Eyes, Red Bill, Black Mask, Eye Ring, Colour, Bright Red
Beautiful Firetail (Stagonopleura bella)
The Beautiful Firetail (Stagonopleura bella) is a small, plump, short-tailed bird. It is olive-brown in colour with dark fine wavy barred front and below, a bright red bill, and crimson rump that is especially conspicuous when in flight. It has a black mask, that surrounds the eyes to the bill (lores), and pale blue eye ring. Image © Dorothy L.
The Echidna belongs to a group of mammals called Monotremes, of which there are only two, the other being the Platypus. Animals, Echidna, Mammals, Animales
Short-beaked Echidna
The Echidna belongs to a group of mammals called Monotremes, of which there are only two, the other being the Platypus.
The Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis) can be found throughout mainland Australia, but it is the semi-arid and arid regions of Australia where they are most often sighted. Image © Dorothy L. Harrier, Birds Of Prey, Mainland, Circus, Spotted
Spotted Harrier
The Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis) can be found throughout mainland Australia, but it is the semi-arid and arid regions of Australia where they are most often sighted. Image © Dorothy L.
The Crimson Chat (Epthianura tricolor) is a songbird of the arid inland of Australia. It is a striking looking bird recognised for a crimson crown, belly and rump. It has a a white throat-patch, black mask and upperparts. Image © Dorothy L. Bird, Flock Of Birds, Crimson, Australian, Crown
Crimson Chat
The Crimson Chat (Epthianura tricolor) is a songbird of the arid inland of Australia. It is a striking looking bird recognised for a crimson crown, belly and rump. It has a a white throat-patch, black mask and upperparts. Image © Dorothy L.
The Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) is one of the larger members of the kingfisher family. Image © Dorothy L Wilsons Promontory, Australian Bush, Kingfisher, Laughing, Larger, Creatures
Laughing Kookaburra
The Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) is one of the larger members of the kingfisher family. Image © Dorothy L