Tachyglossus aculeatus

Short-beaked Echidna at Deakin, ACT

Tachyglossus aculeatus at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021
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Identification history

Tachyglossus aculeatus 17 Aug 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 17 Aug 2021 Tapirlord

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Lying in the creek, seemed to be alive so i just left it be....

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   17 Aug 2021
This echidna can often be seen in the vicinity of this "creek"

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Nearby sightings

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Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Jun 2024 by LisaH
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Jun 2024 by LisaH
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Jun 2024 by LisaH
Eucalyptus bridgesiana (Apple Box) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jun 2024 by Steve818
Zanda funerea (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jan 2024 by LisaH
Geranium sp. Pleated sepals (D.E.Albrecht 4707) Vic. Herbarium at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Eucalyptus bridgesiana (Apple Box) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Juncus vaginatus (Clustered Rush) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Epilobium hirtigerum (Hairy Willowherb) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Geranium retrorsum (Grassland Cranesbill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Juncus homalocaulis (A Rush) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Epilobium billardiereanum subsp. cinereum (Variable Willow-herb) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Cyperus sanguinolentus (A Sedge) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Lythrum hyssopifolia (Small Loosestrife) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Juncus sarophorus (Broom Rush) at GG46 - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at GG46 - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustissima (Hop Bush) at GG46 - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Lomandra bracteata (Small Matrush) at GG139 - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Exocarpos cupressiformis (Cherry Ballart) at GG139 - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Oct 2023 by LisaH
Pentatomoidea (superfamily) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Deakin, ACT - 16 Jul 2023 by LisaH
Nacaduba biocellata (Two-spotted Line-Blue) at Deakin, ACT - 25 Jan 2023 by LisaH
Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Apr 2022 by LisaH
Ardices curvata (Crimson Tiger Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Rhytidoponera sp. (genus) (Rhytidoponera ant) at Deakin, ACT - 27 Dec 2021 by LisaH
Crinia sp. (genus) (A froglet) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Nov 2021 by TexanReptilian
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Deakin, ACT - 18 Sep 2021 by ebristow
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Aug 2021 by ebristow
Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Aug 2021 by ebristow
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustissima (Hop Bush) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily) 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
Trombidiidae (family) (Red velvet mite) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Jul 2021 by LisaH
Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Deakin, ACT - 16 May 2021 by ebristow
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Mar 2021 by Ct1000
Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Araneus albotriangulus (White-triangle orb weaver) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Deakin, ACT - 8 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Pentatomidae (family) (Shield or Stink bug) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Psilota sp. (genus) (Hover fly) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Microvalgus sp. (genus) (Flower scarab) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Microvalgus sp. (genus) (Flower scarab) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Microvalgus sp. (genus) (Flower scarab) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Lipotriches sp. (genus) (Halictid bee) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Anilicus xanthomus (A click beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Eleale aspera (Clerid beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Lauxaniidae (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Tebenna micalis (Small Thistle Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Mordellidae (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Cerdistus varifemoratus (Robber fly) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Lasiocampidae (family) immature (Lappet & Snout Moths) at Deakin, ACT - 5 Jan 2021 by JamWiRe
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia (Giant Hop-bush) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by kieranh
Dodonaea viscosa (Hop Bush) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Choerocoris paganus (Ground shield bug) at Deakin, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Deakin, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Dacryopinax spathularia (Dacryopinax spathularia) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) 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
Senecio quadridentatus (Cotton Fireweed) at Deakin, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at Deakin, ACT - 24 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Geastrum sp. (Geastrum sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Deakin, ACT - 25 Jul 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra
Accipiter cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) at Deakin, ACT - 4 Jul 2020 by Ct1000
Trametes coccinea (Scarlet Bracket) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jun 2020 by JackyF
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Deakin, ACT - 17 May 2020 by JackyF
Geastrum sp. (Geastrum sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 5 May 2020 by JackyF
Crinia sp. (genus) (A froglet) at Deakin, ACT - 3 May 2020 by TexanReptilian
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Apr 2020 by LisaH
Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Apr 2020 by Ct1000
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) 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
Truncospora ochroleuca at Deakin, ACT - 18 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Melichrus urceolatus (Urn Heath) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by TomT
Inopus rubriceps (Sugarcane Soldier Fly) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Apr 2020 by LisaH
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Apr 2020 by LisaH
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Mar 2020 by LisaH

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  • 13 Aug 2021 01:40 PM Recorded on
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  • Egg laying Breeding behaviour

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