Laughing Kookaburra

This week’s featured bird is the laughing kookaburra, Dacelo novaeguineae. An Aussie icon, the laughing kookaburra occurs only in Australia. It inhabits non-arid habitats in the eastern mainland...

Common Wombat

This month we travel to southern Australia for our intriguing “mammal of the month,” the common wombat. This chunky marsupial herbivore lives in forest, open woodland, heath and scrubland ...

Double-collared Sunbird

Since I missed last week’s “bird-of-the-week” post (my apologies; I’m writing like mad these days), this week’s featured bird is a two-fer. Both birds are from Southern A...