Peter.D.Riley

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Pictures of the Australian natural world

Ashby’s Banksia (Banksia Ashbyi)

Ashby's Banksia.  Banksia Ashbyi

Western Green Tree Frog
Western Bell Frog (Litoria Moorei) Back Garden
Commonly known as Motorbike Frog because of its call.

 Western Green Tree Frog                                       Western  Bell Frog                                                                                 Litoria moorei                    Back Garden                 Commonly known as Motorbike Frog because of it’s call.

Western Rosella (Platycercus Icterotis) Front Garden – Common

Australian Ring-Necked Parrot                                                            Barnardious zonarious      Southern state forest  but common in Perth                  Commonly known as “28s” because of call

These pictures from Perth Australia have been sent in by Peter Murphy
Seed pods of Red Cap GumTree (Eucalyptus Erythrocorys)

These pictures from Perth Australia have been sent in by Peter Murphy Seed pods of Red Cap GumTree.  Eucalyptus Erythrocorys

From Peter in Perth, Local reserve mid October 2014

From Peter in Perth, Local reserve mid October 2014

Red & Green Kangaroo Paw (Anigothanzos manglesii)

Red & Green Kangaroo Paw      (Anigothanzos manglesii)

Erect Guinea Flower (Hibbertia Riparia)

Erect Guinea Flower     (Hibbertia riparia)

Australian Magpie (Cracticus Tibicen). A member of the order Artimidae. Not related to the European Magpie.

Australian Magpie.    Cracticus tibicen.    A member of the order Artimidae. Not related to the European Magpie.

Wanderer or Monarch Butterfly @ Dwellingup (SE of Perth) (Danaus Plexippus).
Only known in Australia since 1871, they migrate into South of Western Australia in Summer

Wanderer or Monarch Butterfly @ Dwellingup (SE of Perth) Danaus plexippus. only in Australia since 1871. Migrate into South of Western Australia in Summer

Immature Longhorn Grasshopper (Conocephalus Seivittatus).
Actually closer to crickets than grasshoppers.

mmature Longhorn Grasshopper   -  Conocephalus seivittatus. Actually closer to crickets than grasshoppers.

Galah (Eolophus Rosecapilla)
Also called rose-breasted cockatoo, galah cockatoo, roseate cockatoo or just the ‘pink and grey’ One of the most common of cockatoos, and often seen in noisy groups. An agricultural nuisance as are most of the cockatoo family.

Galah    -  Eolophus rosecapilla Also called rose-breasted cockatoo, galah cockatoo, roseate cockatoo or just the 'pink and grey' One of the most common of cockatoos, and often seen in noisy groups. An agricultural nuisance as are most of the cockatoo family.

Splendid Fairy Wren (Malurus splendens).

Male in display plumage.  The western variety of Blue fairy wren that is not related to the true Wren. More recently has been grouped in large family Meliphagoidea. At Banksia Springs, Dwellingup.

Splendid Fairy Wren. (Male in display plumage) Malurus splendens The western variety of Blue fairy wren. Not related to the true Wren. More recently has been grouped in large family Meliphagoidea.  At Banksia Springs, Dwellingup.



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