1. 2015-03-27-ArecaGully-Nature Walk

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    Two-thirds up the slope the group stops to discus seed germination but are drowned out by a Landcare worker clearing lantana nearby. However, you can see the old growth surrounding rainforest here.

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    • 2015-03-27-Kinabulu-Prospect-NatureWalk

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      Starting down the workers track looking at the group descend amongst new native trees and bushes from plantings and up into old growth rainforest trees Active bird song probably warning other birds about the group. (The cameraman is new to movies and a little jerky on the walk and fast on the panning)

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      • Galahs

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        [taxonomy:binomial=Cacatua roseicapilla] [taxonomy:family=Cacatuidae] The Galah is one of the most abundant and familiar of the Australian parrots, occurring over most of Australia, including some offshore islands. In this part of the world it is more common in lowland areas. The birds were filmed on a very hot day.

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        • Torresian Crows

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          [taxonomy:binomial=Corvus orru] [taxonomy:family=Corvidae] The bird is native to the northern parts of Australia in a thick arc from east to west. It is also found in nearby islands of Indonesia and in Papua New Guinea.

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          • Sphingid Moth

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            [taxonomy:binomial=Acosmeryx anceus] [taxonomy:family=Sphingidae] In Australia, the moth occurs in Queensland. It is also known from New Guinea and India. The wingspan is 8 cm.

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            • Brown Tree Snake

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              [taxonomy:binomial=Boiga irregularis] [taxonomy:family= Colubridae] This aboreal snake is native to eastern and northern coastal Australia, eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and islands in north western Melanesia. It is notorious as the invader which devastated the majority of Guam's native bird species.

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              • Murray's Skink

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                [taxonomy:binomial=Eulamprus murrayi] [taxonomy:family= Scincidae] The skink occurs in Queensland and New South Wales. This specimen was in rainforest.

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                • Split Gill Fungi

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                  [taxonomy:binomial=Schizophyllum commune] [taxonomy:family= Schizophyllaceae] The world's most widely distributed fungus, eaten in some parts of the world, is also one of the strangest with 28,000 distinct sexes. The fungi was growing on a large fallen branch in a garden.

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                  • Golden Whistlers

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                    [taxonomy:binomial=Pachycephala pectoralis] [taxonomy:family= Pachycephalidae] This male was guarding a nest with 3 chicks. The species is found in much of Australia except the far interior and most of the north. It is also found in Indonesia's Papua Province.

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                    • Paper Wasp Nest

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                      [taxonomy:binomial=Ropalidia plebiana] [taxonomy:family= Vespidae] The wasp is only 10 mm long. The beautifully made nest of saliva mixed with wood fragments is located on a 4 m high cereus cactus. The species occurs in eastern Australia including Tasmania. The large genus is distributed throughout the Afrotropical, Indomalayan and Australasian biogeographical regions.

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