The fauna of Australia consists of a huge variety of unusual animals, many of whom are found nowhere else in the world
GREAT BOWER BIRD lives northern Australia By Dimity Bambrick. They live from Broome in Western Australia to Mackay in Queensland, he attracts his girl to his bower made of sticks to mate and she nests in a sparse cup in the fork of a tree and lays 2 buff eggs, they grow from 32-35cm.
45. Short-beaked echidna: 'Not only does this outlandish mammal look extremely odd, combining a hedgehog's spines with an anteater's snout; it also has several surprising party tricks - not least of which is the ability to lay an egg.' Read more in 100 Bizarre Animals www.bradtguides.com
Weedy sea dragon
Weedy Seadragon - Phyllopteryx taeniolatus - This marine fish related to the seahorse, is of the family Syngnathidae - It is endemic to Australian waters of the Eastern Indian Ocean and the South Western Pacific Ocean; approximately between Port Stephens, New South Wales and Geraldton, Western Australia, as well as Tasmania
131000 The Rainbow Lorikeet Colorful flowers of red, blue, green and yellow abound in Australia’s gardens, making a bright and cheery atmosphere. Orchids, bluebells, and golden wattle plants line yards and roadways, feasting in the sun. Suddenly, a pair of 8-inch rainbow lorikeets appear and gently rest on the stem of an open bloom. Talking …