There are many snakes and nocturnal animals that are not so easily spotted,
although you can see them at the local attractions such as the
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Springs Desert Park or via nocturnal spot-lighting tours, such as those
sometimes conducted during the year by the NT Parks and Wildlife.
For the avid bird watcher, Central Australia is a great place to see some of
our feathered friends... from the larger birds of prey that can often be seen
floating on the wind above you; the great array of parrots that include the
galahs and black cockatoos; a variety of pigeons including the spinifex pigeon
and the crested pigeon; the emerald green of the wild budgerigars; the
luminousness colour of the
Rainbow Bee-eater; the array of finches, wrens and tiny chats.
Central Australia is also home to a number of species of frogs such as the
tiny Desert Tree Frog,
Spencer’s Burrowing Frog and the larger Centralian Green Frog; the huge array of
insects; desert fish and the variety of aquatic life.
As well as the native wildlife species, there are also the introduced species, some
of which are labeled feral animals. Often there is an explosion in their
numbers, creating widespread destruction of the environment and causing problems
if not extinction of local indigenous plants and wildlife. Yet even these feral
animals provide a sight to behold, with camels, brumbies and donkeys captured on
camera by excited tourists, not use to seeing them in the wild.
Following are some images of the fauna found in Central Australia.