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The amazing Prickly Katydid (Phricta spinosa)

The amazing Prickly Katydid (Phricta spinosa) Within the ancient Daintree Rainforest you can find the amazing Prickly Katydid (Phricta spinosa). Also known as Giant Spiny Tree Crickets or Spiny Legged Rainforest Katydid, these beautiful insects spend the day quietly stretched out on the trunks of trees, blending perfectly with the bark and lichen. Masters of […]

Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectarina jugularis)

Olive-backed Sunbird

Olive-backed Sunbird An iconic bird of the Daintree Rainforest is the Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectarina jugularis).  These lovely creatures are found in coastal regions of Tropical North Queensland.  Wherever there is a plentiful supply of flowering plants you’ll find these beautiful little birds darting about feeding on nectar. Frequently we see them on our tour. Adult […]

Southern Cassowary

Southern Cassowary

The Southern Cassowary is a rare and ancient bird who makes it’s home only in the tropical regions of North Queensland and Papua New Guinea. These giant birds belong to the Ratite family which includes Ostriches, Emus, Rheas and Kiwis.  They can trace their origins all the way back to the time of Gondwana and […]