Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Platypus at Paddys River, ACT

Ornithorhynchus anatinus at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jul 2021
Ornithorhynchus anatinus at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jul 2021
Ornithorhynchus anatinus at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jul 2021
Ornithorhynchus anatinus at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jul 2021
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Identification history

Ornithorhynchus anatinus 23 Jul 2021 Waterwatch
Ornithorhynchus anatinus 23 Jul 2021 Christine

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Two individuals in two different ponds - none seen on weir. Happy to see them as have not seen them since before the fires of early 2020.

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Myiagra cyanoleuca (Satin Flycatcher) at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Dec 2022 by KorinneM
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Biziura lobata (Musk Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Jul 2022 by Mavis
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Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Apr 2022 by JohnBundock
Isoodon obesulus obesulus (Southern Brown Bandicoot) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Mar 2022 by Chris Appleton
Austrolestes annulosus (Blue Ringtail) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Mar 2022 by JohnBundock
Biziura lobata (Musk Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Mar 2022 by TomW
Hirundo neoxena (Welcome Swallow) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Feb 2022 by TimL
Biziura lobata (Musk Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Feb 2022 by SimoneC
Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Feb 2022 by SimoneC
Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 8 Feb 2022 by RodDeb
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Paddys River, ACT - 8 Feb 2022 by RodDeb
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by TimL
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-necked Turtle) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by TimL
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by rawshorty
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-necked Turtle) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by Margo
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-necked Turtle) at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by RobParnell
Anax papuensis (Australian Emperor) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by JohnBundock
Amenia sp. (genus) (Yellow-headed Blowfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by RodDeb
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by RodDeb
Myiagra cyanoleuca (Satin Flycatcher) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by JohnBundock
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-necked Turtle) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by Chris Appleton
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Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-necked Turtle) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Austroagrion watsoni (Eastern Billabongfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Hirundo neoxena (Welcome Swallow) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Aquarius antigone (Water strider, pond skater) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Ephemeroptera (order) (Unidentified Mayfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Jan 2021 by roymcd
Austroagrion watsoni (Eastern Billabongfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Jan 2021 by RodDeb
Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Jan 2021 by RodDeb
Nascioides parryi (A jewel beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by Christine
Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by Christine
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree Frog, Emerald Spotted Tree Frog) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by Christine
Biziura lobata (Musk Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by Rixon
Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JohnBundock
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Dec 2020 by RodDeb
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Dec 2020 by RodDeb
Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Nov 2020 by JohnBundock
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Nov 2020 by RodDeb
Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Nov 2020 by RodDeb
Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Nov 2020 by RodDeb
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-necked Turtle) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Oct 2020 by AaronClausen
Biziura lobata (Musk Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Sep 2020 by ClubFED
Isoodon obesulus obesulus (Southern Brown Bandicoot) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Aug 2020 by lydialuc
Biziura lobata (Musk Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Aug 2020 by lydialuc
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Jul 2020 by Cpiiroinen
Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Jun 2020 by Bernadette
Armillaria luteobubalina (Australian Honey Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Jun 2020 by RodDeb
Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Jun 2020 by RodDeb
Biziura lobata (Musk Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 May 2020 by JackyF
Anseranas semipalmata (Magpie Goose) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 May 2020 by JackyF
Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian Pelican) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 May 2020 by JackyF
Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 26 May 2020 by Christine
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Nov 2019 by RodDeb
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Nov 2019 by RodDeb
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Nov 2019 by RodDeb
Chrysococcyx basalis (Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Nov 2019 by RodDeb
Belenois java (Caper White) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Nov 2019 by RodDeb
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree Frog, Emerald Spotted Tree Frog) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Nov 2019 by JohnBundock
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Aug 2019 by RodDeb
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Aug 2019 by jbromilow50
Biziura lobata (Musk Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Aug 2019 by jbromilow50
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Jul 2019 by JackyF
Chlorophyllum/Macrolepiota sp. at Paddys River, ACT - 24 May 2019 by Christine
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Paddys River, ACT - 8 Apr 2019 by RodDeb
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Paddys River, ACT - 8 Apr 2019 by RodDeb
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Mar 2019 by RodDeb
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-necked Turtle) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Mar 2019 by RodDeb
Hemicordulia australiae (Australian Emerald) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Feb 2019 by roymcd
Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Jan 2019 by JohnBundock
Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Phalacrocorax sulcirostris (Little Black Cormorant) at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Dec 2018 by RodDeb
Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Dec 2018 by RodDeb
Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Dec 2018 by RodDeb
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Dec 2018 by RodDeb
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Dec 2018 by RodDeb
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-necked Turtle) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Dec 2018 by RodDeb

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Location information

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 22 Jul 2021 03:53 PM Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by

Additional information

  • Alive / healthy Animal health

Species information

  • Ornithorhynchus anatinus Scientific name
  • Platypus Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 998.1m Recorded at altitude
  • 79 images trained Machine learning

Record quality

  • Images or audio
  • More than one media file
  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
  • GPS evidence of location
  • Description
  • Additional attributes
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