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 ...

Southern Cassowary

For this week’s featured bird, we’ll travel to the lush rainforests of tropical Australia. Stocky and shaggy, the southern cassowary is Australia’s second largest native bird, after the ...

Rainbow Bee-eater

For this week’s featured bird, we’ll travel to Australia to meet the strikingly beautiful rainbow bee-eater, Merops ornatus. With its brilliant plumage of blue, green, black and rust, this specie...