The amazing Prickly Katydid (Phricta spinosa)

Prickly Katydid (Phricta spinosa)

Within the ancient Daintree Rainforest you can find the amazing Prickly Katydid (Phricta spinosa).Also known as Giant Spiny Tree Crickets or Spiny Legged Rainforest Katydid, these beautiful insects spend the day quietly stretched out on the trunks of trees, blending perfectly with the bark and lichen. Prickly Katydid (phricta spinosa) Masters of camouflage Although the […]

Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectarina jugularis)

Olive Backed Sunbird

Olive-backed Sunbird An iconic bird of the Daintree Rainforest is the Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectarina jugularis).  These lovely creatures are found in coastal regions of Tropical North Queensland.  Wherever there is a plentiful supply of flowering plants you’ll find these beautiful little birds darting about feeding on nectar. Frequently we see them on our tour. Male Olive-backed […]

Southern Cassowary

Daintree Safaris Southern Cassowary

The Southern Cassowary is a rare and ancient bird who makes it’s home only in the tropical regions of North Queensland and Papua New Guinea. These giant birds belong to the Ratite family which includes Ostriches, Emus, Rheas and Kiwis. They can trace their origins all the way back to the time of Gondwana and […]

Boyd’s Forest Dragon breeding season in the Daintree

Boyds Forest Dragon Daintree Safaris

Boyd’s Forest Dragon (Hypsilurus boydii) One of the most remarkable residents of the Daintree Rainforest is the beautiful Boyd’s Forest Dragon and summer is the time for the breeding season to commence. These lovely reptiles can only be found in the dense rainforests of Tropical North Queensland up along the north-east coast of Australia. They […]