Even though these wild beasts are not native to this land, Water Buffalo are now synonymous with the Northern Territory. They are powerful animals with an inquisitve nature, that enjoy frolicking around in floodplain water environments. Buffalo are present because Bamurru plains is situated on Swim Creek Station, a Water buffalo station which pioneered organised buffalo farming in the 1970's. (Meat & Dairy)
Forest Kingfisher - The Forest Kingfisher has a dark royalblue head with pale turquoise on the back
This beautifully coloured Kingfisher flew into the lodge office at sunset chasing dragonflys & other insects -
They feed on beetles, bugs, spiders and grasshoppers. They will also will eat insect larvae, small lizards, frogs and worms.
Camp Manager Alastair rescued it from a dazed and confused state in the office then released it unharmed, from the Lodge deck whilst guests watched and enjoyed canapes and sun downer drinks. The Forest Kingfisher is one of several species of Kingfisher that can be seen around Bamurru Plains. These kingfishers are regular visitors around the pool deck.
Jabirus are starting to build their nests around Swim creek station at the moment - a few adults have been spotted collecting nesting materials on the flats and the shallows of the flood plain. The juveniles from some of the breeding last year are looking fit and healthy but don't yet have the full striking plumage of the adults.
The Diamond Headed Tree Python can range between 2-3 metres in length. They get their name from the clusters of spots on their scales which form a diamond-like shape. Large bushland areas and forests such as national parks are their natural habitat and usually live undetected because of their nocturnal, slow-moving habits.
During the day, they can be found high up in a tree basking and resting. Diamond Pythons feed on small mammals, birds and lizards. Occasionally they can be found in roofs and rafters where they eat possums, house mice and rats. Like all Pythons, they kill their prey by wrapping themselves around their victim and strangling it. This photo of a female Diamond Headed Tree Python was taken by our guide Mark whilst out on tour with some guests at the Blue Mountains Private Safaris.
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