Monday, 30 July 2012

What can be more Australian than this post !

There are a few animals that stand out to represent Australia, and I would like to share some of them.
On a recent visit to Churingas B&B just outside of town as part of our surveys for "Bird Trails of Cooloola", we were lucky enough to see all of the following, plus lots more birds, 62 species in all.  

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)


Australian King-Parrot (Alisterus scapularis) (Female)

Australian King-Parrot (Male)

 Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus)



Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus


Will post more birds seen over the 2 days we were there soon.

18 comments:

Snail said...

I am struggling to think of anything more Australian than that!

mick said...

A great series of photos and definitely Aussie icons! Beautiful colors.

eileeninmd said...

Great series of Aussie birds and critters. I would love to see the Kookaburra and the King-Parrot. Great shots, thanks for sharing.

Gary said...

Great series!! Looking forward to the next. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Debbie said...

very cute series, i especially liked the bright colors in the parrot!!

TexWisGirl said...

these, indeed, yell 'australia!' :) the kookaburra is so cool and the king parrot is brilliant!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture series you show :)

Denis Wilson said...

You got most of the Iconic species.
Echidna would have been "nice", but I cannot complain, as you got the Platypus.
Excellent.
Denis

Fjällripan said...

Great post!! Thanks for sharing :)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - what a great set of icons! I have a plan to get some platypus images in the spring - but I think it is more based on optimism that reality!

Great post - Stewart M

Anni said...

Yes indeed!!! Just the other day my husband and I were trying to name the animals unique to Australia only....and your photos was just like the icing on the cake!!!

Amazing images.


I have TWO pages of birds...

One, my Sunday Meme Linking post at The Bird D'Pot [birds: some black bellied Whistling Ducks and more]

Two, my personal blog with photos of Brown Pelicans at sea.

Do stop by for a visit if you can find time. I'd love your company.

Pat said...

Beautiful captures of these iconic animals!

NatureFootstep said...

sems like a very intersting trip. :)

Rambling Woods said...

Wow that is a lot of birds..I would love to visit your country. I have online friends that I have been in contact with for over 10 years..would love to come visit them... Michelle

Anonymous said...

very good mum they are awesome pics :)- like the roo although you just have to come down to the uni and you will see heaps of them :)

Les fous du cap said...

Great pictures;-)
Céline & Philippe

Phil said...

Iconic indeed - stuff we poms just dream of - love the bright red of the parrot.

Larry said...

Awesome collection Neil! Kookaburras are one of my favorites after I met one at the local animal show. Whenever I think of them I have a huge smile on my face :-D