13 Jul, 2012

Orange-footed Scrubfowl

By | July 13th, 2012|

A member of the megapode bird family, which are typically stocky, chicken-like birds with small heads and large feet, the Orange Footed Scrubfowl is a common sight among the leaf ridden areas surrounding Thala. Also found in the islands of Wallacea and southern New Guinea, as well as

15 Dec, 2009

Papuan Frogmouth

By | December 15th, 2009|

It’s a pitch black night here at Thala. A strange repetitive sound ‘zoop zoop zoop zoop’ softly resonates through the rainforest. It is hard to tell which direction it is coming from: But it seems to be generally high up in the canopy. The sea breeze has died

09 Nov, 2009

Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

By | November 9th, 2009|

When it comes to BIG butterflies you don’t get better than the Birdwing Butterfly (Omithoptera priamus) or the Cairns Birdwing. Yes, the people of Cairns have named this spectacular butterfly their very own! It is the largest species of butterfly found in Australia. The female has

05 Nov, 2009

Ulysses Butterfly

By | November 5th, 2009|

One of the great pleasures of living in Tropical North Queensland is sitting on a verandah gazing out at luxuriant rainforest. Then there is the jeweled affect of a flash of iridescent blue. Luminous in the sunshine the colour gleams against the lush greens of the

24 Aug, 2009

Sugar Gliders Australia – Doogle and Zebedee

By | August 24th, 2009|

About five years ago two furry little morsels arrived at Thala in the hands of an amazing wildlife carer who had rescued the orphaned baby Sugar Gliders, while still hairless, and raised them to a stage where they could be released into the wild. I would think this

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