Orange-footed Scrubfowl

By admin| July 13, 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 other parts of northern Australia, this aerodynamic headed creature is somewhat of a romantic, forming permanent pair bonds with its sexual counterpart. The Orange Footed Scrubfowl also appears to be a capricious

Cedar Bay Cherry

By admin| October 29, 2009|

A walk through the lush native forests surrounding Thala Beach Lodge at this time of year will yield visitors a view of the Cedar Bay Cherry fruiting. This unique rainforest fruit tree bears bright red bulbous fruit that when ripe is deliciously sweet. It is historically known as a great source of 'bush tucker', and is also a favorite of nectar-loving native birds. Belonging to the Lilly Pilly family, the Cedar Bay Cherry grows in dry or lush

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