Wildlife of the South West - Some Photos

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  1. Nero Egernia

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    When I have the spare time and weather's permitting I've been doing a fair bit of wild-flowering. I'm still going through the photos and identifying species, but here's a few samples. The fact that the south-west has been named a global diversity hot spot makes identifying species a little difficult. Let me know if you wish to see more. Most of these photos are of native flora. They're not reptiles unfortunately, but I find the plants that comprise the ecosystems in which the reptiles come from to be just as interesting and beautiful!

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    Two different habitats within the same nature reserve.

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    Daviesia cordata.

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    Kennedia coccinea.

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    Billardiera heterophylla or Sollya heterophylla. This species produces edible fruits. Most people dislike the taste, but I don't mind them.

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    Bossiaea linophylla.

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    Daviesia incrassata.

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    Acacia pulchella.

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    Leucopogon verticillatus.

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    Conostylis setigera.

    And below are some shots of native fauna.

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    Splendid Fairy-wren (Malurus splendens). This male is in the process of acquiring his truly splendid breeding plumage. This photo was not taken in the bush.

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    South-western Crevice Skink (Egernia napoleonis). This individual's a fairly good climber considering it only had three legs.

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    South-western Crevice Skink (Egernia napoleonis).
     
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    Nice work

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    Great photos, Oshkii. As always.
    Keep them coming.
     
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    The fairy-wren is a good catch Kayla.
    Little birds are always super quick and gone before I ever get the camera together. (As always) Would like to see more when you get the chance
     
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    Beautiful photos. Love the fairy wren, and those flowers are stunning. Would love to see more.
     
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    Great photos @Oshkii. If you're interest in an excuse to get out into the bush in Western Australia, there is a bio blitz coming up out at York? Its run by the Wheatbelt NRM and involves a bit of fauna work and botanical stuff. Details are at http://wheatbeltnrm.org.au/bioblitz17 .

    I haven't been to one personally, but I've heard they can be pretty good. They have experienced zoologists and botanist so yoy can always pick there brains to learn stuff.
     
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    Thanks BrownHash. I'll have a look into it. Looks like it'll be a lot of fun.
     
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    A bit overdue, but here's some more photos. Starting to see some reptile activity now.

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    Some more habitats within the same nature reserve.

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    Dampiera alata.

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    Conospermum caeruleum.

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    Isopogon formosus.

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    Gompholobium ovatum.

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    White Spider Orchid (Caladenia longicauda). One of the more common orchids to be found. For the orchid fans, I have a few more species that I've photographed, just haven't gone through them yet.

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    Bobtail Lizard (Tiliqua rugosa ssp rugosa).

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    Bobtail Lizard (Tiliqua rugosa ssp rugosa).

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    Splendid Fairy-wren (Malurus splendens). Almost a true blue.

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    Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus). This cheeky fella occasionally attempts to prey on my quail. Thankfully he can't get to them. First time he didn't take off when I came out with the camera.
     
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    Amazing photos...

    Please more orchids, I'm an orchid fanatic!!
     
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    Another beautiful set of photos really well done! Thanks Oshkii.

    I was over east one time trying to get my twin sister’s Lovebird to eat through the wire of its cage. Next second a Brown Goshawk landed less than half a metre away, eyes fixed on the Lovebird. When I turned my head to see it, it looked at me and just sat there. After half a minute or so I shooed it off. Amazing how brazen they can be if they think there is a meal to be had.
     
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    Great pics:cool: and that is one nice shingleback
     
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