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Recent observations

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What

Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

kueda

Date

November 11, 2014 04:10 PM AEDT

Description

Given our experience with echidna butt the day before, we figured we wait out the next one we found. Sure enough, it eventually emerged and started poking around.

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What

Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

kueda

Date

November 10, 2014 02:31 PM AEDT

Description

First echidna! Not much to look at, I know, and not that remarkable in the area, but we were psyched enough to see it crossing a side road that we had to turn around and investigate on foot. We found it hunkered down in this little embankment. Not quite a hole, just a slight concavity in the soil where it could bury its head and bare its spines.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

November 1, 2014 07:18 PM AEDT

Description

A young one.

Photos / Sounds

What

Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

tinykettle

Date

September 25, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Single echidna spotted at the edge of a small dam on a hot day. It was digging around in the mud (I presume because the mud was cool). Looked calm. I watched it for approx. 5-10 mins before it walked away.

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What

Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

ctnash

Date

January 6, 1999 12:00 PM AEST

Description

Solitary animal seen near path. Echidna (Tachtglossus aculeatus setosus).

Photos / Sounds

What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

mtynan

Date

November 6, 2014 11:24 AM AEST

Description

Baby

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

ctnash

Date

February 10, 1989 12:00 PM AEST

Description

Ad. Good health, caught in vege garden, released.

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What

Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

ctnash

Date

December 5, 1989 12:00 PM AEDT

Description

Ad. Kept overnight for observation, then released on Town Common.

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No photos or sounds

What

Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

ctnash

Date

November 7, 1988 12:00 PM AEST

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Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

envirokey

Date

November 7, 2014 09:59 AM AEST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

October 11, 2007

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Duck-billed Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Observer

ctnash

Date

March 25, 1997 03:12 PM AEST

Description

Several seen at dusk, surfacing and diving, presumably for food.

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Description from Wikipedia

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...

No range data available.