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N 269 B 6.2K C 228 E Jul 20, 2013 F Nov 21, 2014
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Kangourou roux (Macropus rufus) - Northern Territory, NT, Australia

The world famous red kangaroo, Macropus rufus, is the largest marsupial and the largest Australian mammal, with some males standing at two metres tall, and weighing around 85 kilograms.
Males are bigger than females and are very powerfully built. The fur is usually red-brown, though some eastern females can be blue-grey. A white stripe runs along the cheek. Red kangaroos have massive muscles in their rear legs, designed to help them jump. They can reach a height of 1.8 metres and a distance of 9 metres in a single bound. When alarmed they can hop away at speeds of up to 64 kilometres per hour.
Red kangaroo males "box" each other when fighting over mates. They stand in a tripod position using their back legs and tail and jab their opponents with their front paws. If the fight escalates, they can deliver a powerful kick with both hind legs, using their tail as support.

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N 279 B 5.2K C 218 E Jul 20, 2013 F Nov 21, 2014
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Whistling kite (Haliastur sphenurus) - Northern Territory, NT, Australia

The Whistling Kite is widespread over mainland Australia but uncommon in Tasmania, and is also found in New Guinea, the Solomons and New Caledonia.
Gliding slowly at low attitudes, or soaring high in the sky, the Whistling Kite is a graceful bird. It flaps with slow wing-beats and when gliding holds its wings horizontally but bowed downwards at the tip.
The Whistling Kite gets its name from the fact that its voice can often be heard while in flight (and at its nest) making a rapid, sharp and penetrating cry.

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N 305 B 7.8K C 275 E Jul 20, 2013 F Nov 21, 2014
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Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) - Northern Territory, NT, Australia

The galah, Eolophus roseicapilla, also known as the rose-breasted cockatoo, galah cockatoo, roseate cockatoo or pink and grey, is one of the most common and widespread cockatoos, and it can be found in open country in almost all parts of mainland Australia.
It is endemic on the mainland and was introduced to Tasmania, where its distinctive pink and grey plumage and its bold and loud behaviour make it a familiar sight in the bush and increasingly in urban areas. It appears to have benefited from the change in the landscape since European colonisation and may be replacing the Major Mitchell's cockatoo in parts of its range.
The term galah is derived from gilaa, a word found in Yuwaalaraay and neighbouring Aboriginal languages.

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Tags:   Galah cockatoo Eolophus roseicapilla rose-breasted roseate pink and grey bird Wild wildlife animal nature natural Northern Territory NT Australasia beauty in nature Outback Bush Pacific Australia AU no people Day Color Image Outdoors stock photography www.myplanetexperience.com my planet experience

N 399 B 12.4K C 260 E Jul 19, 2013 F Nov 7, 2014
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The Australian Heritage Brumby is a unique equine and epitomizes the spirit of freedom, roaming through rugged bush land and the harsh outback areas of Australia where they are free to run wild and survive in extreme conditions. The largest numbers range freely throughout the Northern Territory, Queensland and northern Western Australia as these States contain the most undeveloped and least populated areas of Australia.
The Heritage Brumby is the descendant of the first horses that came out on the ships from England with the convicts and first settlers; initially only seven horses arrived with the first fleet in 1788. These mares and stallions were sufficiently hardy to survive the voyage and further evolved in the 1800’s by natural selection and survival of the fittest to endure the intense heat as well as the cold and snowy conditions of various parts of this diverse country.
The name ‘Brumby’ is generally thought to have originated from an early settler, James Brumby. Horses owned by him were left to free range and readily adapted to the harsh climate of the Australian bush.

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N 306 B 8.6K C 244 E Jul 19, 2013 F Nov 7, 2014
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The Dingo is Australia's wild dog. It is found in Australia, in all states but Tasmania. They are found throughout the mainland of Australia, close to a source of water.
Its exact ancestry is debated, but dingoes are generally believed to be descended from semi-domesticated dogs from Asia or India, which returned to a wild lifestyle when introduced to Australia.

Dingoes don't bark, but they do howl and usually stay and hunt in family groups or solitary. The dingo is the largest terrestrial predator in Australia, and plays an important role as an apex predator. However, the dingo is seen as a pest by livestock farmers due to attacks on animals.
For many Australians, the dingo is a cultural icon.
Despite being an efficient hunter, it is listed as vulnerable to extinction due to its susceptibility to genetic pollution: interbreeding with domestic dogs which could dilute its unique adaptations to the Australian environment.

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