|Agile Wallabies Macropus agilis, above, and big male below.|
(Most of these photos were taken in the evening or early morning, so the light is muted.)
This is the common wallaby of open country and woodlands across tropical Australia.
|Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia.Another common species and widespread beyond Australia, but too aesthetic - especially in the context|
of the water lilies - not to include.
|More views, above and below, across Tyto Wetlands.|
|Crimson Finches Neochmia phaeton are found across much of the tropical north,|
generally near water and in tall grassy vegetation.
|Rufous-throated Honeyeater Conopophila rufogularis.This inconspicuous little honeyeater is also generaly found near water. Unlike several|
of the previous species it is endemic to Australia.
|Helmeted Friarbird Philemon buceroides in African Tulip Tree.|
A large and raucous tropical honeyeaer.
|The Yellow Honeyeater Lichenostomus flavus (in the same tree) is found only in tropical Queensland.|
|Orange Bush Brown Butterfly Mycalesis terminus, family Nymphalidae. Her interest in the grass stem is not necessarily|
simply as a resting place - she lays her eggs almost exclusively on grasses.
|Owl-viewing platform, Tyto Wetlands.|
|Maybe you can make out the grass owl that I missed on my most recent visit.|