Australian Wildlife

Stock Photography By Greg C Grace

Australia has a unique and diverse range of wildlife and native fauna. The Koala, Kookaburra, Echidna, Kangaroo and a variety of distinct or rare birds, marsupials and reptiles each capture the beauty and uniqueness of Australia's Wildlife species. Photographs of Australia's Wildlife and native wonders are a way in which we can connect to the very spirit of Australia and what it has to offer within the greater world of Nature.

Emu close-up
Emu close-up 'Dromaius
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Kangaroos, mother and joey
Kangaroos, mother and joey
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Hoverfly
Hoverfly 'Melangyna viridiceps'
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Blue-tonged lizard
Blue-tonged lizard
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Bottlebrush flowers
Bottlebrush flowers
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Gouldian Finch,
Gouldian Finch, 'Erythrura
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Hopping mouse
Hopping mouse
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Koala, Phascolarctos cinereus
Koala, Phascolarctos cinereus
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Gecko, Morialta Falls, South Australia
Gecko, Morialta Falls, South
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Sea Eagle
Sea Eagle 'Haliaeetus
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Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly 'Danaus
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Crocodile close up
Crocodile close up
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Tree Kangaroo
Tree Kangaroo
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Ground shield bug
Ground shield bug 'Choerocoris
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The Golden Whistler male
The Golden Whistler male
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Spotted Pardalote
Spotted Pardalote
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Brown Hawk
Brown Hawk
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Red-backed Kingfisher
Red-backed Kingfisher
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Hoverfly,
Hoverfly, 'Melangyna
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Golden Shouldered Parrot
Golden Shouldered Parrot
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Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret 'Bubulcus ibis'
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Variegated Gecko on Palm Leaf
Variegated Gecko on Palm Leaf
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Barking Owl
Barking Owl 'Ninox connivens'
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Koala closeup, Phascolarctos cinereus
Koala closeup, Phascolarctos
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Rainbow Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet
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Donkey orchid
Donkey orchid
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Wedgetail eagle
Wedgetail eagle
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The Australian Magpie
The Australian Magpie
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Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
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Rock Skink
Rock Skink 'lygosominae'
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White-faced Heron
White-faced Heron
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Mistletoebird, male
Mistletoebird, male 'Dicaeum
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Laughing Kookaburra, Dacelo novaeguineae, South Australia
Laughing Kookaburra, Dacelo
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Sundew
Sundew 'Drosera' South
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Superb blue wren
Superb blue wren 'Malurus
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The Rainbow Bee-eater,
The Rainbow Bee-eater, 'Merops
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Goanna,
Goanna, 'Varanus Rosenbergi'
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Sea Eagle
Sea Eagle 'Haliaeetus
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Emu,
Emu, 'Dromaius novaehollandiae'
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© Greg C Grace
Rainbow Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet
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The Australian Magpie
The Australian Magpie
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The Diamond Firetail male
The Diamond Firetail male
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Star Finch
Star Finch 'Neochmia
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Lovely fairy-wren,
Lovely fairy-wren, 'Malurus
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© Greg C Grace
Ringtail Possum
Ringtail Possum
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© Greg C Grace
Yellow-throated Parrot-finch, male
Yellow-throated Parrot-finch,
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© Greg C Grace
Bronzewing pigeon
Bronzewing pigeon 'Phaps
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© Greg C Grace
Western Rosella
Western Rosella '
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© Greg C Grace
Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis
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© Greg C Grace
Echidna, South Australia
Echidna, South Australia
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© Greg C Grace
Striated Pardalote
Striated Pardalote 'Pardalotus
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© Greg C Grace
Swamp wallaby
Swamp wallaby 'Wallabia
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© Greg C Grace

 

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Image Details for Australian Wildlife

1. Emu close-up 'Dromaius novaehollandiae'. The Emu 'Dromaius novaehollandiae', is the largest bird native to Australia. It is considered to be the only extant member of the genus 'Dromaius'

2. Kangaroos, mother and joey. Kangaroos, mother and joey, South Australia

3. Hoverfly 'Melangyna viridiceps' close-up on flower. Melangyna viridiceps' is an Australasian hoverfly, and one of the two most common hoverflies in Australia, alongside Simosyrphus grandicornis. The adult flies feed on pollen and nectar which they gather from flowers, where as the larvae feed on aphids.

4. Blue-tonged lizard. Blue-tongue lizards are from the genus, 'Tiliqua', which includes some of the largest members of the skink (Scincidae) family. Commonly known as the 'blue-tongued lizard' or simply the 'blue-tongue' in Australia.

5. Bottlebrush flowers 'Callistemon'. Bottlebrush flowers 'Callistemon'of is an Australian Native shrub in the 'Myrtaceae' family

6. Gouldian Finch, 'Erythrura gouldiae', male. The Gouldian Finch 'Erythrura gouldiae' or 'Chloebia gouldiae' is also known as the Gould's Finch, Lady Gouldian Finch, or Rainbow Finch. It is a multi-coloured finch endemic to Australia. Although a popular aviary bird, it is an endangered species in the wild, with fewer than 2,500 left in native land.

7. Hopping mouse. Hopping Mouse, Morialta, South Australia

8. Koala, Phascolarctos cinereus. The Koala, Phascolarctos cinereus, commonly known as the 'Koala bear' is a marsupial herbivore native to Australia. Its population is found mainly in Eastern, south-eastern and Southern Australia. It is generally not found in Western Australia and Tasmania.

9. Gecko, Morialta Falls, South Australia. Gecko basking in the early morning sun

10. Sea Eagle 'Haliaeetus leucogaster'. The white-belied Sea Eagle is a large bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is closely related to other eagle species, hawks, kites, harriers and some vultures. It is found throughout Southern India, through Southeast Asia and Australia. The sea eagle feeds largely on fish, small reptiles, and rodents.

11. Monarch Butterfly 'Danaus plexippus'. The monarch butterfly 'Danaus plexippus' belongs to the family Nymphalidae. It's considered to be the most common North American butterfly, although is found in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

12. Crocodile close up. Saltwater crocodile

13. Tree Kangaroo. Tree Kangaroo

14. Ground shield bug 'Choerocoris paganus' on native gum, South Australia. Ground shield bug 'Choerocoris paganus', of the 'Scutelleridae' family, Amber's Gully, South Australia

15. The Golden Whistler male 'Pachycephala pectoralis'. The Golden Whistler 'Pachycephala pectoralis' is a species of whistler found throughout Australia, in New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea. Like many other whistlers, it is has a diversitry of musical calls. Rufous Whistlers feed mainly on insects, eating some seeds, and occasionally fruit and leaves.

16. Spotted Pardalote. The Spotted Pardalote, Striated Pardalote is a very small, short-tailed bird, the less common of four pardalote species. They are more often heard than seen, as for their size and the fact that they dart around seldom staying still. They forage noisily in the treetops, often in groups. Pardalotes are known to occupy a vast range of habitats, from mountain rainforest to arid scrubland, and are generally found in all parts of Australia except for some deserts in Western Australian. They feed mai

17. Brown Hawk. Brown Hawk

18. Red-backed Kingfisher 'Todiramphus pyrrhopygius'. The Red-backed Kingfisher 'Todiramphus pyrrhopygius' is a species of kingfisher also known as 'tree kingfishers'. It has azure or electric-blue wings with a chestnut or red-brown back zone and aqua cap on its head. It has dark or black eye- bands and a white and buff breast. It is found across much of the continent of Australia, mainly inhabiting regions which have billabongs, rivers or creek-beds. They feed mainly on invertabrates and small reptiles.

19. Hoverfly, 'Melangyna viridiceps' close-up on flower. 'Melangyna viridiceps' is an Australasian hoverfly, and one of the two most common hoverflies in Australia, alongside Simosyrphus grandicornis. The adult flies feed on pollen and nectar which they gather from flowers, where as the larvae feed on aphids.

20. Golden Shouldered Parrot 'psephotus chyrsopterygius' . The golden shouldered parrot is a medium-sized bird in the Psittacidae family. It is related to the red-rump grass parrot. Their numbers are rare in the wild in the southern part of Cape York Peninsula in Northeast Australia. It is similar in colour to the Hooded Parrot 'psephotus dissimilis' of the Northern Territory of which it is considered to be a subspecies within the 'psephotus' genus. They frequent grassy woodland and eucalyptus forests with its predomina

21. Cattle Egret 'Bubulcus ibis'. The Cattle Egret 'Bubulcus ibis' is a species of heron belonging to the 'Ardeidae' family. found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. Originally native to parts of Africa, Asia and Europe, it has now successfully colonised much of the world.

22. Variegated Gecko on Palm Leaf. The Variegated gecko or 'Tree Dtella' is a small lizard common to much of Australia. They feed mainly on flies, moths and insects and are often found in sheds or in and around houses.

23. Barking Owl 'Ninox connivens' close-up. The Barking Owl 'Ninox connivens' also known as the 'Winking Owl is a nocturnal bird species native to Australia and some parts of Papua New Guinea. It has a distinct voice that can range from a barking dog-like noise to a shrill or high pitched scream. They live in forests or woodland areas that have large trees for roosting and nesting.They are attracted to water and choose to live near rivers.

24. Koala closeup, Phascolarctos cinereus. The Koala, Phascolarctos cinereus, commonly known as the 'Koala bear' is a marsupial herbivore native to Australia. Its population is found mainly in Eastern, south-eastern and Southern Australia. It is generally not found in Western Australia and Tasmania.

25. Rainbow Lorikeet. The Rainbow Lorikeet 'Trichoglossus haematodus' is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, eastern Indonesia, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Australia, it is commonly found along the entire eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia including northwest Tasmania.

26. Donkey orchid. Donkey orchid bloom, Spring, Waterfall Gully, South Australia

27. Wedgetail eagle. Wedgetail eagle

28. The Australian Magpie 'Gymnorhina tibicens'. The Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) is a medium-sized black and white bird related to the Currawong and butcherbird. Native to Australia and southern New Guinea, Their black and white marking vary between the now recognized 9 subspecies.

29. Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo 'Calyptorhynchus funereus'. The Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo 'Calyptorhynchus funereus' is a large cockatoo native to the south-east Australia. It is 55–65 cm in length with a short crest on the top of its head. Its plumage is mostly brownish black with distinct yellow cheek patches and a pale-yellow tail band. a large proportion of this Cockatoo's diet is made up of wood-boring gribs, although they also eat nuts and seeds.

30. Rock Skink 'lygosominae'. The Australian ground skink is a genus of skinks that belongs to the subfamily 'lygosominae' They are found in Australia, New Guniea and Indonesia in various sub-species and feed mainly on insects and grubs. The common garden skink 'lampropholis guichenoti' is found in suburban gardens throughout Australia and in creeks, rivers and moist woodlands. They grow to around 9 to 12cm on average.

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32. Mistletoebird, male 'Dicaeum hirundinaceum'. The Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum is a small flowerpecker type bird that lives mainly in Australia, yet are also found in of Papua New Guinea, and some parts of Indonesia. The birds eat various foods such as flowers, berries and small insects. They need trees and shrubs to survive to build their nests.

33. Laughing Kookaburra, Dacelo novaeguineae, South Australia. Kookaburra, Kookaburras, laughing, Australian bird, Australian bird, Australian birds, Kingfisher, Kingfishers, large birds, Australian fauna, Australian birds, Australian animals, Novaeguineae, Dacelo, Australia, close, up, giant kingfisher, laughing kingfisher

34. Sundew 'Drosera' South Australia. Sundew flower, 'Drosera'. Sundews comprise one of the largest genera of carnivorous plants with over least 190 species. These carnivorous plants capture, and digest insects using stalked mucilaginous glands covering their leaf surface.

35. Superb blue wren 'Malurus cyaneus', South Australia. The male blue or fairy-wren is one of the 12 species of Malurus genus found mainly in the south, south-east and eastern Australia. They are also found in Queensland Australia and lowland New Guinea in coastal, forrest and grasslands.

36. The Rainbow Bee-eater, 'Merops ornatus'. The Rainbow Bee-eater, 'Merops ornatus', is a bird in the 'Meropidae' family; the only species of Meropidae found in Australia. Rainbow bee-eaters reach around 8 to 9 inches in length. The upper back and wings are green and the lower back and under-tail are vivid turquoise-blue.The undersides of the wings are rust-red, and like their tail, tipped with black. They feed on insects, bees and pollen.

37. Goanna, 'Varanus Rosenbergi'. Goannas is the common term for number of Australian monitor lizards of the genus Varanus. There are around 30 species of goanna throughout Australasia, 25 of which occur within Australia. The Rosenbergs Goanna 'Varanus Rosenbergi' is the species native to Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

38. Sea Eagle 'Haliaeetus leucogaster'. The white-belied Sea Eagle is a large bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is closely related to other eagle species, hawks, kites, harriers and some vultures. It is found throughout Southern India, through Southeast Asia and Australia. The sea eagle feeds largely on fish, small reptiles, and rodents.

39. Emu, 'Dromaius novaehollandiae'. The Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae), is a large flightless bird native to Australia. Related to the Ostrich, it has brown stringy feathers on it body, and being Australia's largest native bird it reaches a height of up to 2 metres.

40. Rainbow Lorikeet. The Rainbow Lorikeet 'Trichoglossus haematodus' is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, eastern Indonesia, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Australia, it is commonly found along the entire eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia including northwest Tasmania.

41. The Australian Magpie 'Gymnorhina tibicen's. The Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) is a medium-sized black and white bird related to the Currawong and butcherbird. Native to Australia and southern New Guinea, Their black and white marking vary between the now recognized 9 subspecies. The Australian Magpie is a courageous and assertive bird ranging from 37–43 cm in length.

42. The Diamond Firetail male 'Stagonopleura guttata'. The Diamond Firetail 'Stagonopleura guttata' is a species of finch found in eastern Australia, from Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, to south-eastern Queensland.

43. Star Finch 'Neochmia ruficauda', yellow faced. The Star Finch Neochmia ruficauda is a species of finch found in Australia. It inhabits dry grassland, light woodlands and savanna. There are three known sub-species - Neochmia ruficauda 'clarescens', Neochmia ruficauda 'ruficauda' and Neochmia ruficauda 'subclarescens'. The birds are considered endangered in the wild, yet are common as caged birds. This yellow faced variety is a mutation.

44. Lovely fairy-wren, 'Malurus amabilis'. The male blue or fairy-wren is one of the 12 species of Malurus genus found mainly in the south, south-east and eastern Australia. They are also found in Queensland and lowland New Guinea in coastal, forrest and grasslands. This 'Lovely Fairy-wren', 'Malurus amabilis' of the Maluridae family prefers subtropical or tropical forests and subtropical or tropical moist dry lowland forests.

45. Ringtail Possum. The ringtail possum is a member of the 'Pseudocheiridae' family of arboreal marsupials. Possums are found in light to heavy forested areas and shrublands throughout Australia and New Guinea. The ringtailed possum is similar in appearance to the pygmy possum, except they are larger in size. Like most possums they feed mostly on leaves and native blossom.

46. Yellow-throated Parrot-finch, male 'Erythrura psittacea'. The Yellow-throated Parrotfinch, Erythrura psittacea, is a species of finch Native to Northern Australia,New Guinea, the Pacific Islands and South-east Asia. The yellow or golden throated variety is a mutation from the blue-faced and red-breasted parrot finch. Parrotfinches belong to the 'Erythrura' genus. They inhabit forest, woodlands and grasslands. Seeds make up the bulk of their diet.

47. Bronzewing pigeon 'Phaps chalcoptera'. The bronzewing pigeon, or Common Bronzewing'Phaps chalcoptera'is a medium-sized pigeon native to Australia. It is considered one of the country's most common pigeons as it is able to live in most habitats.

48. Western Rosella '. The Western Rosella 'Platycercus icterotis' is a medium sized parrot around 30 cm native to wooded terrain and grassland of South West Australia. They feed largely on grass seeds, flowers and fruits. Like the 'Crimson' they have a strong swift flight.

49. Glossy Ibis. Glossy Ibis, Northeastern Australia

50. Echidna, South Australia. Echidna, South Australia

51. Striated Pardalote 'Pardalotus striatus'. The Striated Pardalote 'Pardalotus striatus' is a very small, short-tailed bird, the most common of four pardalote species. They are more often heard than seen, as for their size and the fact that they dart around seldom staying still. They forage noisily in the treetops, often in groups. Striated Pardalotes are known to occupy a vast range of habitats, from mountain rainforest to arid scrubland, and are generally found in all parts of Australia except for some deserts in Wester

52. Swamp wallaby 'Wallabia bicolor' close-up. The Swamp Wallaby 'Wallabia bicolor' is a small marsupial from eastern Australia. Also known as the 'Black Wallaby',this wallaby goes by other names such as 'Black Pademelon' , 'Black-tailed Wallaby', Fern Wallaby, or 'Stinker' in Queensland. The Swamp Wallaby is found along the entire Eastern side of Australia and into the south-east 'Victoria'. They used to be found in South Australia, but in modern times they are considered rare. The

 

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