kookaburra I thought a Kookaburra was a tree. The song goes; Kookaburra sits in the ole gum tree merry merry king of the bush is he laugh kookaburra laugh save some gum for me.

A rare Redeye Flat Butterfly.....   Australia

Rare Redeye Flats (Chaetocneme denitza) or Ornate Dusk-flats. They get their common name from the fact that they do, indeed, have big red eyes:

White Cockatoo

San Diego Wild Animal Park The Wonders of Life! Cockatoo No-Good The Dancing Donkey

Australian Pavlova

Pavlova Recipe & Video - meringue cake with a light and delicate crisp crust and a soft sweet marshmallow center.

Lead beater (Major Mitchell) Cockatoos

The major mitchell cockatoo of Australia.They are awesome birds and real talkers if you have one as a pet.

australian parrots

australian parrots marker with black oil pastel on top (sgrafitto)? by amy.

The ever-mysterious monotreme, the platypus, is yet another Australian animal to be armed with a dangerous stinging apparatus. Used mostly during mating season, the barb of the male platypus is located above its rear feet. The male injects painful venom commonly in fights against other males. Accounts of human stings have been recorded and, while not fatal, have been known to cause severe pain and permanent handicaps around the affected area.

Platypus - an egg laying mammal with a beak like a duck, a tail like a beaver and the males have a poison spur - Amazing!

The Breakaways, Coober Pedy, South Australia

The Breakaways near Coober Pedy - Several movies have had scenes filmed here – including one which uses the terrain as the planet Mars. According to the Wikipedia entry for The Breakaways, the average ground temperature can reach 65 degC degF) in summer.