A colourful and compact species with usual nesting behaviour, the spotted pardalote is one of Australia’s smallest birds, measuring just 8-10 cm long.
This ridiculously good-looking lizard is showing off its best colours for the ladies. Those flamboyant colours might also convince a predator to move right along, which makes them this little dragon’s greatest asset (if you couldn’t already tell).
With a face like that, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the ghost bat wouldn’t hurt a fly, but inside that cute little head are some formidable chompers – the kind that could easily gnaw a hole in the neck of a dove, a lizard or even another bat.
Like a bird with butterfly wings, the peacock-pheasant has some of the most stunning plumage in the animal kingdom.