Reader Joe Dickinson continues his photographic perusal of Australian wildlife. His notes are indented:
Following on my earlier submission of native mammals from Australian “wildlife parks” in Cairns and Sydney, here are some of the non-mammalian inhabitants of those same parks plus a reptile canter in Alice Springs. New Zealand up next.First up is a laughing Kookabura (Dacelo novaeguinae).
A southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius):
A black-necked stork, Ephippiorhyn asiaticus:
Central bearded dragon, Pogona vitticeps:
Common goanna or peretie (Varanus giganteus), the largest monitor in Australia and one of the largest in the world:
The very striking Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus):
The terminally cute little penguin (Eudyptule minor) from Australia’s not-too-antarctic south coast.
The ubiquitous and often intrusive Australian white ibis (Theskiornis moluccus). In the second photo, “junior” has his head well down mom’s (or dad’s) throat to feed.
The Australian freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnsoni):
And the saltwater crocodile (Crocodyus porosus):