Tachyglossus aculeatus

2 Short-beaked Echidna at Deakin, ACT

Tachyglossus aculeatus at Deakin, ACT - 29 Jan 2020
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Deakin, ACT - 29 Jan 2020
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Deakin, ACT - 29 Jan 2020
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Identification history

Tachyglossus aculeatus 30 Jan 2020 MichaelBedingfield
Tachyglossus aculeatus 29 Jan 2020 JackyF

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Adult, walking and periodically sticking beak into soil for food (photo 3). A smaller, lighter-coloured echidna was about 20m away but did not seem to be following this one, see separate sighting.

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Lythrum hyssopifolia (Small Loosestrife) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Pentatomoidea (superfamily) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Deakin, ACT - 16 Jul 2023 by LisaH
Petaurus notatus (Krefft’s Glider, Sugar Glider) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Aug 2022 by Ct1000
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Deakin, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by LisaH
Rhytidoponera sp. (genus) (Rhytidoponera ant) at Deakin, ACT - 27 Dec 2021 by LisaH
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Eucalyptus insect gall at Deakin, ACT - 18 Aug 2021 by TomT
Hyalarcta nigrescens (Ribbed Case Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 18 Aug 2021 by TomT
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by KL
Cupressus arizonica (Arizona Cypress) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Campylopus (A moss) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Amblyopone sp. (genus) (Slow ant) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Lithobiomorpha (order) (Unidentified stone centipede) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Rumex sp. (A Dock) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Trombidiidae (family) (Red velvet mite) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Jun 2021 by tom.tomward@gmail.com
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Deakin, ACT - 18 Apr 2021 by LisaH
Doratifera quadriguttata and casta (Four-spotted Cup Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Spectrotrota fimbrialis (A Pyralid moth) at Deakin, ACT - 26 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle, Lightwood) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Spectrotrota fimbrialis (A Pyralid moth) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio Moth, Magpie Moth, Cineraria Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Lomandra filiformis (Wattle Mat-rush) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Sep 2020 by LisaH
Carex sp. (A Sedge) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Deakin, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Senecio quadridentatus (Cotton Fireweed) at Deakin, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Cryptandra amara (Bitter Cryptandra) at Deakin, ACT - 1 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at Deakin, ACT - 24 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Deakin, ACT - 24 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Crinia sp. (genus) (A froglet) at Deakin, ACT - 11 May 2020 by TexanReptilian
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Deakin, ACT - 8 May 2020 by TomT
Hackelia suaveolens (Sweet Hounds Tongue) at Deakin, ACT - 5 May 2020 by JackyF
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Deakin, ACT - 5 May 2020 by JackyF
Crinia sp. (genus) (A froglet) at Deakin, ACT - 3 May 2020 by TexanReptilian
Geastrum sp. (Geastrum sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Apr 2020 by Ct1000
Zanda funerea (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Apr 2020 by TexanReptilian
Zanda funerea (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Deakin, ACT - 27 Apr 2020 by LisaH
Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Apr 2020 by Ct1000
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Apr 2020 by kieranh
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Apr 2020 by kieranh
Truncospora ochroleuca at Deakin, ACT - 18 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Apr 2020 by Ct1000
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF
zz bolete at Deakin, ACT - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by KL
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Gerygone olivacea (White-throated Gerygone) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Deakin, ACT - 24 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Deakin, ACT - 22 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Deakin, ACT - 22 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Deakin, ACT - 19 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Phylloporus sp. (Phylloporus sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Phylloporus sp. (Phylloporus sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Mar 2020 by LisaH
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Feb 2020 by Ct1000
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Deakin, ACT - 24 Feb 2020 by Ct1000
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Deakin, ACT - 24 Feb 2020 by Ct1000
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Feb 2020 by Ct1000
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Jan 2020 by JackyF
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Dec 2019 by JackyF
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Nov 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Deakin, ACT - 1 Nov 2019 by JackyF
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Oct 2019 by TomT
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Oct 2019 by TomT
Trichosurus vulpecula (Common Brushtail Possum) at Deakin, ACT - 27 Oct 2019 by KL
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Deakin, ACT - 22 Oct 2019 by JackyF
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Deakin, ACT - 21 Oct 2019 by LisaH
Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Oct 2019 by LisaH
Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at Deakin, ACT - 22 Sep 2019 by LisaH
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Sep 2019 by JackyF
Dodonaea viscosa (Hop Bush) at Deakin, ACT - 18 Sep 2019 by JackyF
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Sep 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Sep 2019 by LisaH
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Aug 2019 by JackyF
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Deakin, ACT - 27 Jul 2019 by LisaH

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