Category: Wildlife


Australia’s mysterious hybrid bird

How often do birds mistakenly mate with other species? That is a question arising from sightings in recent years – the first for well over a century – of Australia’s most mysterious bird, Rawnsley’s bowerbird.


What’s in a name?

From ’emu’ to ‘cockatoo’, fewer Aussie animal names have their origins in Aboriginal languages than most of us realise – but the trend is shifting.