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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Who lives here?

Search a rainforest habitat in north-east Australian for clues about animals that live there. Track down hidden animals. Find clues such as animal sounds, tracks and shadows. Check species descriptions to identify which animals might live in the area. Write a survey report including observations and conclusions.

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 2

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 3

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 4

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 5

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 6

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 1

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Little egret catching and eating a fish

This photograph of a little egret ('Egretta garzetta') was taken in Mozambique, Africa. It has caught a large fish in a wetland. The egret has breeding plumes on its chest.

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Powerful owl

This colour image is a photograph of an adult powerful owl ('Ninox strenua'). The owl is a dark greyish-brown and has a white belly with dark greyish-brown V-shaped markings. The owl has piercing yellow eyes and large sharp talons.

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Diet of barking owls, 'Ninox connivens': dataset

This article from an academic science journal reports on the breeding season diet of barking owls ('Ninox connivens'). The article includes a data table showing details of the diet of a family of barking owls located in Armidale, New South Wales. The table contains information about the weight of a number of species of ...

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Diet of the barn owl, 'Tyto alba': dataset

This article from an academic science journal reports on the diet of the barn owl ('Tyto alba') near Lake Frome in arid South Australia. The article includes a data table showing details of the diet of the barn owl at three sites in arid north-eastern SA. The table contains information about the weight of a number of species ...

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Animal weapons: barn owl

This is a colour clip showing how the barn owl, a nocturnal hunter, uses its acute hearing to detect its prey, mainly the house mouse ('Mus musculus'). In the quiet of the night the owl listens to the sounds made by nocturnal animals. Having evolved to receive high-frequency sound waves, it uses a mental 'sound map' to ...

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National parks: Lake Eyre

This is a colour clip showing Australia's largest salt lake, located in Lake Eyre National Park, and the Australian pelicans ('Pelecanus conspicillatus') and other birds that go there to breed. Using footage and commentary from wildlife cinematographer Lindsay Cupper, the clip shows the arrival of pelicans once the lake ...

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Whëkau, 1882

This is a whëkau ('Sceloglaux albifacies', laughing owl), a native owl of New Zealand. It has been preserved by taxidermy and has reddish-brown plumage with a white face. This male specimen was captured on Stewart Island in 1882 and taken to the Amsterdam Zoological Gardens where it died four years later - it was acquired ...

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Storm Boy, 1976: 'You run like a blackfella!'

This clip shows Mike Kingsley (Greg Rowe) meeting 'Fingerbone' Bill (David Gulpilil) in the Coorong wetlands, after Bill drives away two illegal hunters. Fingerbone Bill tells Mike 'You run like a blackfella' and dubs him 'Storm Boy'. The two trek through the wetland to see if the hunters have shot anything and discover ...

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Storm Boy, 1976: 'Wild things should be free'

This clip shows 'Hideaway' Tom Kingsley (Peter Cummins) trying to comfort a despondent 'Storm Boy' (Greg Rowe) after he has released the pelican Mr Percival into the wild. As Tom gruffly explains to his son that wild things should be free, Mr Percival's call is heard. Storm Boy rushes up the beach toward the bird, while ...