Christmas trip 3 – Northern NSW

After seeing all there was to see in Brisbane, we headed down to northern New South Wales for Christmas. We stopped at a creek on the way down and found some giant barred frogs (Mixophyes iteratus).

Giant barred frog (Mixophyes iteratus)
Giant barred frog (Mixophyes iteratus)

On Christmas Day I was rewarded with a decent look at a grey goshawk (avitick!) circling above me. After the Christmas formalities were over, we spent a few days travelling through north-eastern New South Wales. Despite having lived in South East Queensland for most of my life, NE NSW was largely unexplored territory for me. We had a number of beast we’d wanted to track down, and got a few bonus species along the way.

Tusked frog (Adelotus brevis)
Tusked frog (Adelotus brevis)

Pseudophryne raveni
Pseudophryne raveni

Moritz's leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius moritzi)
Moritz’s leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius moritzi)

Moritz's leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius moritzi)
Moritz’s leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius moritzi)

Litoria barringtonensis
Litoria barringtonensis

Red-tailed calyptotis (Calyptotis ruficauda)
Red-tailed calyptotis (Calyptotis ruficauda)

Giant barred frog (Mixophyes iteratus)
Giant barred frog (Mixophyes iteratus)

Robust velvet gecko (Oedura robusta)
Robust velvet gecko (Oedura robusta)

Kate's leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius kateae)
Kate’s leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius kateae)

Kate's leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius kateae)
Kate’s leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius kateae)

Pseudophryne coriacea
Pseudophryne coriacea

Repticks
Saltuarius kateae
Calyptotis ruficauda
Saltuarius moritzi

Amphibiticks
Mixophyes iteratus
Pseudophryne coriacea
Litoria barringtonensis

Aviticks
Grey goshawk

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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