Wildlife Alphabetically Listed
There is a variety of Australian wildlife, from kangaroos, koalas and kookaburas to bilbies, boobie birds, bottlenose dolphins and brolgas. Here are some of the animals and birds of Australia.
The bilby (Macrotis lagotis) is a marsupial of the bandicoot family found in Australia's Northern Territory, southern Queensland and parts of Western Australia.
Photographed on Lord Howe Island off the northern coast of New South Wales
The bottlenose dolphins are to be found in temperate and tropical seas in many parts of the world and are the subject of dolphin watch cruises in Australia and New Zealand.
Tall crane, over 1 metre, found in Australia's tropical wetlands
The dingo, wild dog of Australia, is part of Australia's wildlife but is not native to Australia.
The echidna, a uniquely Australian creature, lives in the semi-arid grasslands.
Emus photographed at Kinchega national park in far west New South Wales
They come out of the sea at dusk and go marching home to their burrows on Phillip Island in Victoria
The frilled-neck lizard tries to scare off unwanted attention by appearing to look bigger and scarier.
Small cockatoos pale grey above and deep pink below
A kangaroo stands tall at Grampians national park in Victoria
Karak, the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games mascot, is the endangered red-tailed black cockatoo of southeastern Australia.
New Zealand's mountain parrot. A bird with attitude. Picture.
Different species of Australian parrots, such as the colorful rainbow lorikeet and king parrot, can be found at Sydney Wildlife World.
New Zealand flightless nocturnal bird. A national symbol. Picture.
You'll find the koala in its natural habitat among the gum trees, and in zoos and wildlife parks throughout the country.
Australian bird of the kingfisher family famous for its raucous laugh.
The long-nosed potoroo is another nocturnal animal seen at Sydney Wildlife World.
Southern oceanic birds photographed in New Zealand's Southland.
Photographed in Bourke, New South Wales.
The numbat is an Australian marsupial vulnerable to eventual extinction.
A trio of pelicans at The Entrance, New South Wales. Picture.
First thought to be giant rats, the quokkas on Western Australia's Rottnest Island are marsupials and kin to the Australian wallaby.
The rainbow lorikeet, a gaudy parrot, is found in many timbered areas of Australia from Cape York to South Australia.
Brightly colored parrot found in most parts of Australia.
Caught on film in the Otago Peninsula, New Zealand.
Seals come out of the water at Kangaroo Island.
The shingleback lizard is found in many parts of Australia.
Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
The southern hairy-nosed wombat is a speedy creature despite its sluggish appearance.
The spoonbill is a wading bird related to the ibis. Here are some of them in flight at Tea Gardens, New South Wales.
The sugar glider is a nocturnal animal able to glide through the air for as much as 100 metres.
The Tasmanian devil is an Australian marsupial being decimated by disease.
The thorny devil is a small, quirky, prickly creature. This one is included in the reptiles section of Sydney Wildlife World.
One of New Zealand's oldest inhabitants, the tuatara is a reptile which was in existence at the time of the dinosaurs.
A close relative of the kangaroo but shorter and smaller.
The water buffalo was introduced in Australia in the 1800s to provide meat to remote northern settlements and is to be found today where surface water is available mostly in the Northern Territory.
The hoiho or yellow-eyed penguin, which can be seen on Dunedin's scenic Otago Peninsula on New Zealand's South Island, is the world's rarest penguin. Picture.
Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies
The yellow-footed rock wallabies are made for hills and have little difficulty hopping at full speed along rugged, rocky cliffs.
Photographed in Outback New South Wales.