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Echidna-egg laying mammal-500th post!

1 month ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

When I realised that this weekend would be my 500th post for this website I thought I could broaden the “birding” topic to “egg-laying” topic. In Australia we have two egg-laying mammals. These are the Platypus and the Echidna. We have observed a lot more Echidna in Australia than Platypus. Platypus prefer a water habitat and their location in Australia means we have rarely travelled to where they live.
During our recent visit to Victoria Echidna were often encountered. They openly fed during the daylight hours on ants. Any rustling of leaves is worth stopping for anywhere. It could be a...
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