Townsville and surrounds

I did lots of fieldwork in the second half of 2012, but most of it involved catching a select few little brown skinks. I still managed to track down a variety of interesting beasts (not all reptilian), some of which are presented here.

Rufous owl (Ninox rufa)
Cyclops, the one-eyed rufous owl (Ninox rufa), proving that binocular vision in predators is totally overrated. Townsville, Queensland.

Yellow-faced whipsnake (Demansia psammophis)
Yellow-faced whipsnake (Demansia psammophis). Kirrama, Queensland.

Oedura monilis
Oedura monilis. Kirrama, Queensland.

Liburnascincus mundivensis
Liburnascincus mundivensis. Blencoe Falls, Queensland.

Delma tincta
Delma tincta. Hervey Range, Queensland.

Delma tincta
Delma tincta. Hervey Range, Queensland.

Brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) easting nestling bird
Brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) easting nestling bird. Wallaman Falls, Queensland.

Brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) easting nestling bird
Brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) easting nestling bird. Wallaman Falls, Queensland.

Brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) easting nestling bird
Brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) easting nestling bird. Wallaman Falls, Queensland.

Brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) easting nestling bird
Brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) easting nestling bird. Wallaman Falls, Queensland.

Eyeshine on road
Eyeshine of something up in the distance…

Large-tailed nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus)
The eyeshine in the previous photo belonged to a large-tailed nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus), which was sitting on the ground with two babies.

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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One Response to Townsville and surrounds

  1. Simon Pierce says:

    Amazing shots Stewart! Love the Oedura, and the first brown tree snake shot (in particular) would do a Nat Geo feature proud…