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Tamborine Mountain, Birds & Beasts - QLD

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An unexpected afternoon of birds!
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when we stopped for a sweet treat at the Polish Place down the road from the house
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but it turned out we weren't the only ones with a sweet tooth
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A large flock of Rosellas had a good thing going on helping to clear the tables
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being a tourist attraction
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and otherwise looking pretty
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However, they were quickly outdone when I realised three of my favourite bird had come in for their supper - Kookaburras
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aren't they just the cool dudes of birds!
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it was such a treat to get this close to them
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and they almost seemed as interested in me, or the camera
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with the sun setting, it created some great lighting for effect
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Even this magpie wanted in on the action
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but time was running out, and the light was fading
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One special guest at the house, lived in one of the bedrooms and had the most amazing eyes!
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However, from everything I've read below, he shouldn't have been there...since Tamborine Mountain is in Queensland, near Brisbane...!
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Broad-tailed Geckos are largely restricted to the Sydney Basin area of NSW. They are found almost exclusively in sandstone outcrops, ridges and escarpments, where they hide in both vertical and horizontal crevices, or under rock slabs and in caves.
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They are well adapted to human settlement, finding shelter on buildings and in sheds, woodpiles, garages and dwellings adjacent to rocky outcrops.
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Large numbers may share a suitable shelter site; up to 16 individuals in one crevice. In such sites spider webs are often festooned with sloughed skins. However, they are more often found alone.
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Broad-tailed Geckos eat spiders, moths, beetles, cockroaches, flies, centipedes, millipedes and soft-bodied worms; they also eat smaller geckos. They emerge at night to feed, then rest motionless, usually head down and almost invisible, waiting to ambush passing prey.
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They are protected species, not often seen, but apparently widespread and successful in preferred habitats in the Sydney region, and in artificial habitat adjacent to natural sandstone areas.
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He was pretty friendly, and obliging to having his photo taken
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Posted by charlystyles 13:05 Archived in Australia Tagged kookaburra broad_tailed_gecko leaf_tailed_gecko rosella Comments (0)

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