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Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus)

Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus)

First Dog On The MoonSep 25, 2008 8

  Unlike a cuckoo however, it lives in a nest on the ground and doesn't do the whole "kill your children and steal their identity" thing. That

 A bird we saw this morning...

A bird we saw this morning…

First Dog On The MoonSep 24, 2008 19

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Kevin Rudd’s Cat (Jasperus arsehatus)

First Dog On The MoonSep 22, 2008 7

It's sunday night and there I am, working doggedly trying to come up with a cartoon about bees for Crikey. Wandering about the internet looking for possibly humorous bee facts, like for

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Robert Murphy (Football Sparkle Fairy)

Robert Murphy (Football Sparkle Fairy)

First Dog On The MoonSep 19, 2008 8

  A frisson of excitement courses through me whenever Robert takes a mark. Of course this is ludicrous. It's both exhilarating and a relief at the same time. He will invariabl

The Giant Prickly Stick Insect (Extatasoma tiaratum)

The Giant Prickly Stick Insect (Extatasoma tiaratum)

First Dog On The MoonSep 16, 2008 9

    It is also popular to keep Giant Prickly Stick Insects as pets. Not with the Giant Prickly Stick Insects though, they would no doubt be

The Australian Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama)

The Australian Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama)

First Dog On The MoonSep 15, 2008 9

    Aside from the fact that they are delicious, and their "spines" provide hours of endless of entertainment for imprisoned birds across the whole country, they are apparen

The Lesser Sooty Owl (tyto multipunctata)

The Lesser Sooty Owl (tyto multipunctata)

First Dog On The MoonSep 12, 2008 12

Welcome to the firstblogonthemoon. The main theme for this blog will be my highly uneducated views on flora and fauna, specifically, a daily investigation of a particular beast, phenome