Australian Rainforest Animals

There are many different Australian rainforest animals.

Rainforests cover only 0.3% of the Australian continent, yet they support about 1/3 of all Australian bird and animal species.


Here is some information on what animals are found in Australian rainforests.
 
Amethystine Python, Native to Philippine Islands
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Australian Rainforest Animals: Frogs and Reptiles
Some of the frogs found in Australian rainforests are Common Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea), Dainty Green Tree Frog (Litoria gracilenta), Giant Tree Frog (Litoria infrafrenata), Green-eyed Frog (Litoria genimaculata), Lesueur's Frog (Litoria lesueuri), Northern Barred Frog (Mixophyes schevilli), Northern Dwarf Tree Frog (Litoria bicolour), Northern Red-eyed Tree Frog (Litoria xanthomera), and Striped Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes peronii). Some of the reptiles found in Australian rainforests are Amethystine Python (Morelia amethistina), Boyd's Forest Dragon (Gonocephalus boydii), Brown Tree Snake (Boiga irregularis), Carpet Python (Morelia spilota), Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja texilis), Eastern Water Dragon (Physignathus lesueurii), Green Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulata), Green Tree Python (Morelia viridis), Northern Leaf Tailed Gecko (Phyllurus cornutus), Red Bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyricus) and Spotted Tree Monitor (Varanus timorensis).

Red Eyed Treefrog, Queensland, Australia
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Australian Rainforest Animals: Birds
Some Australian rainforest birds are Australian bush turkey (Alectura lathami), Australian King-parrot (Alisterus scapularis), Atherton Scrubwren (Sericornis keri), Azure Kingfisher (Alcedo azurea) Bower's Shrike-thrush (Collurincla boweri), Blue-faced Parrot-finch (erythrura trichroa), Brown Cuckoo-dove (Macropygia amboinensis), Buff-breasted Paradise-kingfisher (tanysiptera sylvia), Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii), Bridled Honeyeater (Lichenostomus frenatus), Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans), Double-eyed Fig Parrot (Psittaculirostris diophthalma) Eastern Whipbird (Psophodes olivaceus), Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica), Fernwren (Oreoscopus gutturalis), Golden Bowerbird (Prionodura newtoniana), Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis), Green Pygmy Goose (Nettapus pulchellus), Grey Goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae), Grey Headed Robin (heteromyias albispecularis), Lewin's Honeyeater (meliphaga lewinii), Lovely Fairy Wren (Malurus amabilis), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), Lesser Sooty Owl (Tyto multipunctata), Mountain Thornbill (Acanthiza katherina), McLeay's Honeyeater (Xanthotis macleayana), Orange Footed Scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt), Pale Yellow Robin (Tregellasia capito), Papuan frogmouth (Podargus papuensis), Pied Monarch (Arses kaupi), Red Necked Crake (Rallina tricolor), Red Browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis), Spotted Catbird (Ailuroedus melanotis), Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius), Sarus Crane (Grus antigone), Superb Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus superbus), Southern Boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae), Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta), Tooth Billed Bowerbird (Scenopoeetes dentirostris), Victoria's Riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae), Wompoo Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus), White Headed Pigeon (Columba leucomela), White Rumped Swiftlet (Collocalia spodiopygius), Yellow Honeyeater (Lichenostomus flavicollis) and Yellow Breasted Boatbill (Machaerirhynchus flaviventer).

Sugar Glider Marsupial Mammal Gliding, Petaurus Breviceps, Australia
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Australian Rainforest Animals: Mammals
Some of Australian rainforest mammals are Coppery Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula), echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), Giant White-tailed (Uromys Uromys caudimaculatus), Green Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus archeri), Herbert River Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus herbertensis), Lemuroid Ringtail Possum (Hemibelideus lumuroides), Long Nosed Bandicoot (Perameles nasuta), Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus lumholtzi), Musky Rat Kangaroo (Hypsiprymnodon moschatus), Northern Brown Bandicoot (Isoodon macrourus), Platypus (Ormithorhynchus anatinus), Red Legged Pademelon (Thylogale stigmatica), Striped Possum (Dactylopsila trivirgata), Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps), and Yellow-footed Antechinus (Antechinus flavipes).




















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