West of Rocky

Recently, I’ve done two stints of fieldwork out in central Queensland, between about Rockhampton and Moranbah. The first stint was in June, and the second was in September. I managed to track down a reptick on each trip, along with some new mammals.

Short-necked worm-skink (Anomalopus brevicollis)
Short-necked worm-skink (Anomalopus brevicollis).

Short-necked worm-skink (Anomalopus brevicollis)
Short-necked worm-skink (Anomalopus brevicollis).

Fine-spotted mulch-skink (Glaphyromorphus punctulatus)
Fine-spotted mulch-skink (Glaphyromorphus punctulatus).

Fine-spotted mulch-skink (Glaphyromorphus punctulatus)
Fine-spotted mulch-skink (Glaphyromorphus punctulatus).

Vine thicket
Vine thicket. Habitat for Anomalopus brevicollis, Menetia timlowi, Glaphyromorphus punctulatus.

Gehyra dubia
Gehyra dubia.

Spotted marsh frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis)
Spotted marsh frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis). Missing an eye.

Common tree snake (Dendrelaphis punctulatus)
A massive common tree snake (Dendrelaphis punctulatus). This is the largest one I’ve ever seen. It’s hard to get a sense of scale in this pic.

Sunset
The sun sets behind my swag.

Water rat (Hydromys chrysogaster)
Water rat (Hydromys chrysogaster).

Water rat (Hydromys chrysogaster)
Water rat (Hydromys chrysogaster).

Eastern chestnut mouse (Pseudomys gracilicaudatus)
Eastern chestnut mouse (Pseudomys gracilicaudatus).

Gould's long-eared bat (Nyctophilus gouldi)
Gould’s long-eared bat (Nyctophilus gouldi).

Squatter pigeon (Geophaps scripta)
Squatter pigeon (Geophaps scripta).

Squatter pigeon (Geophaps scripta)
Squatter pigeon (Geophaps scripta).

Squatter pigeon (Geophaps scripta)
Squatter pigeon (Geophaps scripta).

Plumed whistling-ducks (Dendrocygna eytoni)
An awful lot of plumed whistling-ducks (Dendrocygna eytoni).

Plumed whistling-ducks (Dendrocygna eytoni)
An awful lot of plumed whistling-ducks (Dendrocygna eytoni).

Pacific baza (Aviceda subcristata)
Pacific baza (Aviceda subcristata).

Cerbera dumicola
Cerbera dumicola, a rare plant.

Cerbera dumicola
Cerbera dumicola, a rare plant.

Academic nomenclature
Professor Tickle – quite possibly the most awesome name for a Vice-Chancellor. Found in the Qantas magazine.

Running total of Australian reptiles I’ve seen: 346

Repticks:
Anomalopus brevicollis
Glaphyromorphus punctulatus

Ratick:
Pseudomys gracilicaudatus

Batick:
Miniopterus australis (no photo)

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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3 Responses to West of Rocky

  1. Awesome picture of the sunset.

  2. Kat says:

    what is with you and the one eyed frogs