Presentation on theme: "Liisi Voksepp Australia The capital of Australia is Canberra The population of Australia in 1992 was 17milj. Life expectancy for men is 75 years."— Presentation transcript:
Liisi Voksepp Australia The capital of Australia is Canberra The population of Australia in 1992 was 17milj. Life expectancy for men is 75 years Life expectancy for women is 80 years
Liisi Voksepp Australian nature Australian nature is extremely diverse and interesting. It was almost completely covered in rainforest. The wildlife in Australia has evolved in isolation.
Liisi Voksepp Australian animals Bandicoot- small creatures only about the size of a rat and eat small insects and plants. Bilby- have large ears like rabbits and eat small insects and various plants. Frilled lizard- The Frilled Lizards frill normally hangs around its neck, and is made out of a flap of skin Koala- Koalas are small bear like creatures who live along the east coast of Australia
Liisi Voksepp Australian animals Goanna- Goannas are a type of lizard. They can grow to about 2 metres long, and can be aggressive, often making a loud hissing sound. Grey kangaroo- There are two species of Grey Kangaroo, the Western Grey Kangaroo and the Eastern Grey Kangaroo. Dingo- generally eat mice, rabbits and rats, although can also attack livestock when hungry. Possum- There are a wide variety of Possums including the Grey Brushtail Possum and the Ringtail Possum
Liisi Voksepp Australian birds Black cockatoo- The most commonly seen include the Red- Tailed Black Cockatoo and the Yellow-Tailed Cockatoo. Brolga- Brolgas are large cranes, which grow to about 1 metre tall. Black Swan- Black Swans can be found around lakes and rivers all over Australia. Jabiru - The Jabiru is also known as the Black-Necked Stork, and is found in North Eastern parts of Australia.
Liisi Voksepp Australian birds Kookaburra- Kookaburras belong to the Kingfisher family and can be found in various coastal areas around Australia. Rainbow Lorikeet- The Rainbow Lorikeet also has a rather unusual brush like tongue, which helps it remove nectar from flowers. Wedge- Tailed Eagle- Wedge-Tailed Eagles are found mainly in the great Australian Outback, and are the largest bird of prey found in Australia. Emu- Emus are large flightless birds, which live in various areas around Australia, they grow to about 2 metres tall.
Liisi Voksepp Australian sealife Dolphins- Dolphins are warm-blooded mammals, which breathe air, and due to their social nature often live in pods of about 15 dolphins. Fairy penguin- Fairy Penguins are the only type of penguin to breed in Australia, and matching their name they are also the smallest of all the 18 different species of penguin. Eagle Ray - The Eagle Ray is one of the most attractive Rays, with its shiny blue/black coat covered in white/grey spots. Barramundi- Barramundi live in the rivers of Far North Australia, and are part of a large fishing industry in Australia.
Liisi Voksepp Australian flora Acacias- They vary greatly in size although have a distinctive yellow colouring. Callistemons- The Callistemon is also known as the Bottlebrush, and its brightly coloured petals stem out from the flower like a brush Melaleucas- The dead peeling bark enables moisture to stay within the trunk, at the same time as protecting the tree from extreme weather conditions Grevilleas- Grevilleas is a shrub, and 230 of the 250 different species are native to Australia