Grey headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) Crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans)
The bulk of fieldwork is starting to wrap up for the year, so figured it was about time to update the website with some cool reptile finds! So far the list of herp species observations for this season stands at 11, 7 of those being new species for me (some pictured below).
Mine sites may be the most scenic of places, but the storms out this way are pretty incredible. These shots are from a two hour lighting show a few weeks ago.
Recently I managed to take a trip up to Charles Darwin Reserve, WA. CDR is a beautiful reserve, and boasts an impressive animal species list. Unfortunately timing for weather wasn’t the best, so not many herps around, just this lizard person and a few gecko species.
Crocodylus johnstoni. Annual freshwater crocodile survey. Windjana Gorge, The Kimberley. This was one of the most fantastic experiences I’ve had; trapping and processing freshwater crocodiles in a truly stunning and beautiful environment. Sunset at Windjana Gorge All trapped crocs were processed (measured for head width, snout-vent length etc., weighed, and sexed), and released. CrocodilesContinue reading “Freshwater crocodile”