Seen in karkarook park.
Field Notes - Was burrowing under
Spotted by the bat group. Multiple people verified.
Field Notes - I was going to see the Powerful Owl ( Project 2016), unfortunately I did not see them but instead I was very surprised to see an Echidna in this small park in suburbia.
Monotremes (from the Greek μονός monos "single" + τρῆμα trema "hole", referring to the cloaca) are mammals that lay eggs (Prototheria) instead of giving birth to live young like marsupials (Metatheria) and placental mammals (Eutheria). The only surviving examples of monotremes are all indigenous to Australia and New Guinea, although there is evidence that they were once more widespread. Among living mammals they include the platypus and four species of echidnas (or spiny anteaters); there is...