Sydney

The other week I tried to drive to the shops to get some milk. I took a wrong turn and ended up in Sydney. Always one to make the most of a bad situation, I decided to poke around and see what I could find.

Broad-tailed gecko (Phyllurus platurus)
Broad-tailed gecko (Phyllurus platurus)

Broad-tailed gecko (Phyllurus platurus)
Broad-tailed gecko (Phyllurus platurus)

Broad-tailed gecko (Phyllurus platurus)
Broad-tailed gecko (Phyllurus platurus)

Broad-tailed gecko (Phyllurus platurus)
Broad-tailed gecko (Phyllurus platurus)

Jacky dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus)
Jacky dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus)

Jacky dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus)
Jacky dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus)

White's skink (Liopholis whitii)
White’s skink (Liopholis whitii)

Red-crowned toadlet (Pseudophryne australis)
Red-crowned toadlet (Pseudophryne australis)

Giant burrowing frog (Heleioporus australiacus)
Giant burrowing frog (Heleioporus australiacus)

Giant burrowing frog (Heleioporus australiacus)
Giant burrowing frog (Heleioporus australiacus)

Giant burrowing frog (Heleioporus australiacus)
Giant burrowing frog (Heleioporus australiacus)

Eastern water skink (Eulamprus quoyii)
Eastern water skink (Eulamprus quoyii)

Superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae)
An awesome picture of the bum of a superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae). That pesky mammoth frightened the bird away before I managed to get a decent photo.

Crab
A crab

Grass skink (Lampropholis delicata)
Grass skink (Lampropholis delicata)

Eulamprus martini
Eulamprus martini found near Glen Innes on the way back home

Reptick:
Phyllurus platurus – lifetime total: 320 Australian reptile species

About Stewart Macdonald

I'm a wildlife ecologist living and working in Queensland, Australia. I spend most of my time in the bush finding and photographing wildlife.
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8 Responses to Sydney

  1. Stephen says:

    Hi, basing this comment totally on range and basing range totally on Wilson/Swan edition 3 does E. martini not come only as far south as Coffs Harbour? The similar species in Sydney being E. tenuis which I do not know how to tell apart let alone have the experience to do this from photography.
    Very nice pics regardless, I hope it was some good milk.

  2. Hi Stephen,

    The E. martini was found near Glen Innes on the drive back home. I’ve updated the post to reflect this.

  3. So you didn’t find much then?

  4. It wasn’t too bad for two nights’ work. Obviously I would have seen a lot more if you’d been there to guide me.

  5. Thats because I am super awesome

  6. Ray nbd says:

    hii..nice images..can I use the second image of Heleioporus australiacus in my website??..attribute is always given there…:)

  7. Hi Ray. Yep, you can use it. Just link back to this site and say ‘Photo ¬©¬†Stewart Macdonald’.