Brushtail possums have pointy faces and thick furry tails. Possums' tails are not used to hold onto things like tree branches. These animals breed in autumn and spring. The baby is born 18 days after mating. Females have two nipples in the pouch but give birth to only one single young. The young possum stays in the pouch for 4 to 5 months. It then rides on its mother's back for another 1 to 2 months, drinking from the inside of the pouch.
The Crested Pigeon:
Their most distinctive behaviour of the crested pigeon is the beating and whistling sound their wings make when they take off. This is most likely to draw the attention of predators to birds on the wing, and away from any birds remaining on the ground and as an alarm call to other pigeons. When the birds land, the tail tilts upwards and the flight patterns are similar to the those of the Spotted Turtle Dove. They are generally sedentary. Although they can be seen in pairs, they can be highly social and tend to be seen in packs. They are highly gregarious birds when in contact with humans.
The Galah can be easily identified by its rose-pink head, neck and underparts, with paler pink crown, and grey back, wings and undertail. The Galah is usually found in woodlands, open shrublands, grasslands and parks, you can often hear the Galah's high pitched "chi-chi".
The Spotted Dove is a small and somewhat long-tailed pigeon which is a common resident breeding bird across its native range on the Indian subcontinent andAsia. The species has been introduced into many parts of the world and feral populations have become established. This dove is long tailed buff brown with a white-spotted black collar patch on the back and sides of the neck. The tail tips are white and the wing coverts have light buff spots. There is considerable plumage variations across populations within its wide range. The species is found in light forests and gardens as well as in urban areas. They fly off from the ground with an explosive flutter and will sometimes glide down to a perch.
The Tawny Frogmouth is an Australian species of frogmouth, a type of bird found throughout the Australian mainland, Tasmania and southern New Guinea. The Tawny Frogmouth is often mistaken for an owl. It is one of very few birds, that can turn its neck onto a right angle and look directly up.
The Rainbow Lorikeet, is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The rainbow lorikeet( in which it got its name) has a variety of coloured feathers, including blue, green, orange and yellow. They are also known as a "True Parrot".
Some of these animals may not be in the Sanctuary, due to late recording.
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