|Nature Notes from Australia's Northern Territory #13|
Kakadu National Park is a wetland of international stature. Hundreds of thousands of birds live here.
|Yellow Waters in Kakadu national park, Australia|
Kakadu has different types of natural habitats. The famous wetlands of Kakadu have enormous things to offer.
|Nawurlandja Lookout in Kakadu national park - Gagadju|
The Nawurlandja Lookout walk offers views of the escarpment, Nourlangie and Anbangbang Billabong
|Ubirr Rock lookout in Kakadu national park|
The Ubirr walk takes you past several fascinating Aboriginal rock art sites.The lookout at the top of Ubirr Rock offers superb views over the Nadab floodplain.
|Witbuikzeearend - White bellied Sea Eagle - Haliaeetus leucogaster|
The white-breasted sea eagle can easily survive because of the large supply of food in this area.
|Rainbow bee eater - merops ornatus - Regenboogbijeneter|
Rainbow bee-eaters mostly eat flying insects, but - as their name indicates - they have a real taste for bees.
|Floodplains in Kakadu national park, Australia|
The billabongs in Kadadu National Park owe their existence to the alligator rivers which flow well outside their banks during the rainy season.
|Bird of prey in Australia|
Kite soars above the ground, trees and water in search for prey
|Gould's goanna in Australia|
The goanna feeds on insects, other lizards and small mammals but can also be found scavenging.
|Billabong Wildman reserve, Australia|
The billabongs owe their existence to the alligator rivers which flow well outside their banks during the rainy season.
|Australian birds #02|
the famous wetlands of Kakadu have enormous things to offer. The abundance of birds is unprecedented.
|black-necked stork - jabiru - ephippiorhynchus asiaticus|
The Jabiru or Black-necked Stork breeds in marshes and other wetlands in tropical lowland.
|Foggdam birds, Australia #02|
The flooded areas function as a type of wet foreland. This process of high and low tide has taken place for thousands of years.
|Foggdam birds, Australia #01|
Billabongs are created by differences in the rivers' water levels. If the water in the rivers drops then the billabongs are cut off from the main supply and they form isolated pools.
|Birds of Australia|
Billabong is the name for flooded grassland. Because of the heavy monsoon rains the park is under water in the winter, much to the pleasure of many birds.
The fiddler crab, also known as a calling crab, is named for the fiddle-shaped large claw of the male crab.
|Australian saltwater crocodile #02|
Animals such as the saltwater crocodile, travel along with the water. During the wet season you can find them far into Kakadu.
Australia would not be Australia if there were no creepy crawlies living in holes and caves. Some reptiles and spiders are dangerous.
|Kakadu national park - Yellow Waters wetland|
Officially designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, Kakadu National Park is to be safeguarded for the future as a testimony to its enduring past.
|Australian saltwater crocodile #01|
Animals such as the saltwater crocodile, travel along with the water. During the wet season you can find them far into Kakadu
|australian bustard - kori bustard - bush turkey|
The Kori Bustard is native to Africa and Australia. In Australia it is also named Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis) or Bush turkey.
|great bowerbird - chlamydera nuchalis - grijze prieelvogel|
A clever character the bowerbird. It has to perform quite a few impressive tricks to be able to breed.
|Yellow Waters wetlands in Kakadu - Australia's Northern Territory|
The famous wetlands of Kakadu have enormous things to offer. The abundance of birds is unprecedented.
|Nature Notes from Australia's Northern Territory #09|
Billabong is the name for flooded grassland. Because of the heavy monsoon rains this grassland is under water in the winter
|Nature Notes from Australia's top end #07|
Arnhemland is a mainly aboriginal area. It is an upland plain which goes on to the ocean in the utmost north of Australia.
|Nature Notes from Australia's top end #09|
Rainbow bee-eaters often live in groups together. During the day they can be found in and around the trees.
|Nature Notes from Australia's top end #10|
Because of the heavy monsoon rains Kakadu national park is under water in the winter, much to the pleasure of many birds.