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MonotremeTachyglossus aculeatus   

Short-beaked Echidna at Mulligans Flat

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Tachyglossus aculeatus at Mulligans Flat - 6 Aug 2018
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Mulligans Flat - 6 Aug 2018
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Mulligans Flat - 6 Aug 2018
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Mulligans Flat - 6 Aug 2018

Identification history

Monotreme Tachyglossus aculeatus 7 Aug 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Monotreme Tachyglossus aculeatus 7 Aug 2018 Mothy

Author's notes

Spotted in Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve, near the Wetlands, 6th August. The bigger yellow one was following very closely the smaller, darker one.

2 comments

   7 Aug 2018
It is mating season and you have witnessed a echidna train where males follow females, until she is ready to mate.
Mothy wrote:
   8 Aug 2018
Yep! Was stoked to have witnessed it. Short video in this tweet here -

https://twitter.com/TimKofCanberra/status/1026353993830649856

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Nearby Sightings

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Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-neck Turtle) at Mulligans Flat - 4 Mar 2019 Dysphania glomulifera subsp. glomulifera (Pigweed) at Mulligans Flat - 16 Feb 2019 Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Mulligans Flat - 28 Dec 2018 Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Mulligans Flat - 28 Dec 2018 Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Mulligans Flat - 27 Nov 2018 Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Mulligans Flat - 17 Aug 2018 Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Mulligans Flat - 13 Aug 2018 Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Mulligans Flat - 29 Jan 2018 Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Mulligans Flat - 29 Jan 2018 Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Mulligans Flat - 3 Nov 2017 Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Mulligans Flat - 3 Nov 2017 Himantopus leucocephalus (Pied Stilt) at Mulligans Flat - 3 Nov 2017 Platalea flavipes (Yellow-billed Spoonbill) at Mulligans Flat - 3 Nov 2017 Platalea regia (Royal Spoonbill) at Mulligans Flat - 3 Nov 2017 Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Mulligans Flat - 3 Nov 2017
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-neck Turtle) at Mulligans Flat - 4 Mar 2019
Dysphania glomulifera subsp. glomulifera (Pigweed) at Mulligans Flat - 16 Feb 2019
Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Mulligans Flat - 28 Dec 2018
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Mulligans Flat - 28 Dec 2018
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Mulligans Flat - 27 Nov 2018
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Mulligans Flat - 17 Aug 2018
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Mulligans Flat - 13 Aug 2018
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Mulligans Flat - 29 Jan 2018
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Mulligans Flat - 29 Jan 2018
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Mulligans Flat - 3 Nov 2017
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Mulligans Flat - 3 Nov 2017
Himantopus leucocephalus (Pied Stilt) at Mulligans Flat - 3 Nov 2017
Platalea flavipes (Yellow-billed Spoonbill) at Mulligans Flat - 3 Nov 2017
Platalea regia (Royal Spoonbill) at Mulligans Flat - 3 Nov 2017
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Mulligans Flat - 3 Nov 2017

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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  • 6 Aug 2018 4:20 PM Recorded on
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