Kangaroos and koalas and platypus oh my!

Sam with a koala near Samford Village.

Sam with a koala near Samford Village.

Kangaroos (with joeys!) near Toorbul

Kangaroos (with joeys!) near Toorbul

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Brisbane 2015

Sam and Nicole are in Queensland near Brisbane for the winter at the Lake Samsonvale field site (joining Cornell students that have been working here for about 6 years). The site is very different than Darwin; perhaps the subspecies melanocephalus may be more appropriately named the orange-backed wren!

Darwin "red" subspecies RBW

Darwin “red” subspecies RBW

Brisbane "orange" and Darwin "red subspecies of RBW

Brisbane “orange” subspecies RBW

There are also two other species of fairywrens here: variegated and superb! Stay tuned for more updates from Brisbane.

Variegated fairywren

Variegated fairywren

Superb fairywren

Superb fairywren