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  • 01:33 Popular HD - Giant Earth Worms

    HD - Giant Earth Worms

    by Smooto Added 762 Views / 0 Likes

    [taxonomy:binomial=Digaster longmani] [taxonomy:family=Megascolecidae] The video includes a worm about 1 metre long, unearthed by an excavator digging a hole for an in-ground water tank. For some reason, the worms no longer regularly emerge from their flo

  • 02:10 Popular HD - Death Adder

    HD - Death Adder

    by Smooto Added 447 Views / 0 Likes

    [taxonomy:binomial=Acanthophis antarcticus] [taxonomy:family=Elapidae] This is one of a number of potentially deadly venomous snakes which occur on the mountain, but are rarely encountered.

  • 00:52 Popular HD - Australian Magpie Preening

    HD - Australian Magpie Preening

    by Smooto Added 735 Views / 0 Likes

    [taxonomy:binomial=Cracticus tibicen] [taxonomy:family=Artamidae] The Australian bird is very different to its namesake in Europe and has a liltingly melodious song. It is native to New Guinea and Australia, where it is common and well adapted to human ha

  • 01:15 Popular HD - Tiger Snake

    HD - Tiger Snake

    by Smooto Added 769 Views / 0 Likes

    [taxonomy:binomial=Notechis scutatus] [taxonomy:family=Elapidae] The snake’s venom is among the world’s most potent. Although the snake occurs in Queensland, there was some doubt as to whether this included the mountain. A 2009 night time sighting in MacD

  • 02:33 Popular HD - False Garden Mantis

    HD - False Garden Mantis

    by Smooto Added 1,050 Views / 0 Likes

    [taxonomy:binomial=Pseudomantis albofimbriata] [taxonomy:family=Mantidae] This is one of the most common species of mantis in Australia. Females reach a length of 70 mm, males, 50 mm. The mantis was filmed on a large tree in the middle of a traffic island

  • 02:25 Popular HD - Goanna on a hot tin roof

    HD - Goanna on a hot tin roof

    by Smooto Added 836 Views / 0 Likes

    [taxonomy:binomial=Varanus varius] [taxonomy:family=Varanidae] The Lace Monitor paced around the roof before jumping off the 6 foot back wall of the building.

  • 01:23 Popular HD - Goliath Stick Insect

    HD - Goliath Stick Insect

    by Smooto Added 782 Views / 0 Likes

    [taxonomy:binomial=Eurycnema goliath] [taxonomy:family=Phasmatidae] Although not as long as the Titan, the Goliath is heavier. This individual is near as big as they grow. The Goliath can be found throughout Australia except for Victoria.

  • 01:11 Popular HD - Queensland Bottle Tree

    HD - Queensland Bottle Tree

    by Smooto Added 921 Views / 0 Likes

    [taxonomy:binomial=Brachychiton rupestris] [taxonomy:family=Malvaceae] This striking Queensland native is endemic beyond the Great Dividing Range in central and western areas south of the Tropic of Capricorn. The trunk, used for water storage, can swell t

  • 04:50 Popular HD - Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

    HD - Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

    by Smooto Added 553 Views / 0 Likes

    [taxonomy:binomial=Calyptorhynchus funereus] [taxonomy:family=Cacatuidae] A large bird with a powerful beak, useful for extracting wood boring grubs which form part of its diet. The species ranges from central Queensland to southeastern South Australia an

  • 01:24 Popular HD - Turkey versus Goanna

    HD - Turkey versus Goanna

    by Smooto Added 737 Views / 0 Likes

    [taxonomy:binomial=Alectura lathami] [taxonomy:family=Megapodiidae] [taxonomy:binomial=Varanus varius] [taxonomy:family=Varanidae] The Scrub Turkey and Lace Monitor are competing for picnic scraps in the Knoll National Park.

  • 00:55 Popular HD - Impatiens Hawk Moth Caterpillar

    HD - Impatiens Hawk Moth Caterpillar

    by Smooto Added 737 Views / 0 Likes

    [taxonomy:binomial=Theretra oldenlandiae] [taxonomy:family=Sphingidae] A large and colourful caterpillar of a large brown moth which occurs from India to Japan to Australia via countries in between.

  • 02:00 Popular HD - Mating Garden Orb Spiders

    HD - Mating Garden Orb Spiders

    by Smooto Added 743 Views / 0 Likes

    [taxonomy:binomial=Eriophora transmarina] [taxonomy:family=Araneidae] I filmed this intimate encounter in torchlight through my kitchen window. The female is very large, reflected in the size of her web, about 1 metre across.

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