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  • Brown Surgeonfish, Acanthurus nigrofuscus (Forsskål, 1775)

    The Brown Surgeonfish occurs in shallow tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific. It is brown to purple-brown with small orange spots on the head and thorax and has a black spot at the rear of the dorsal and anal fin bases.

  • Brown Thornbill

    The Brown Thornbill will respond to humans imitating its calls.

  • Sydney Brown Trapdoor Spider, Misgolas villosus

    The Sydney Brown Trapdoor Spider lives in silk-lined burrows, which are commonly found in the lawns, gardens and bushland of Sydney.

  • Brown Songlark

    Male Brown Songlarks engage in 'song flights'; singing continuously as they fly up above their territories.

  • Brown-headed Honeyeater

    The Brown-headed Honeyeater prefers the lightest-coloured hairs for its nest, choosing white rather than brown hairs from piebald (two-tone) ponies and cattle, and ignoring all-brown animals.

  • Brown Sweetlips, Plectorhinchus gibbosus (Lacépède, 1802)

    The Brown Sweetlips has very large fleshy lips.  It occurs in coral reef, estuarine and inshore waters.

  • Brown Goshawk

    Brown Goshawks hunt for starlings and house sparrows by flying low over towns and suburban areas in the evenings, when these birds are returning to their roosts.

  • Brown Sabretooth Blenny, Petroscirtes lupus (De Vis, 1886)

    As its standard name suggests, the Brown Sabretooth Blenny has a pair of long, recurved canines in the front of the lower jaw.

  • Western Brown Snakes (nuchalis-complex)

    For many years it was suspected that the widespread Western Brown Snake (Pseudonaja nuchalis) was in fact a composite species, however efforts to split nuchalis were largely defeated by the extreme level of colour and pattern variation encountered both within and between populations. Ontogenetic colour changes, suggestions of intergrades, and possible hybridisation with other Pseudonaja species added to the confusion. Despite the enormous challenge researchers were able to narrow down a number of basic colour morphs, and recent genetic studies have now built upon earlier findings to confirm the existence of at least three species within the nuchalis-complex.

  • Brown Songlark


  • Brown Thornbill


  • Brown Treecreeper


  • Brown Tang at Steve's Bommie


  • Brown Sweetlips, Plectorhinchus gibbosus


  • Brown Treecreeper

    Brown Treecreepers are highly sociable birds, living and breeding communally. Each year, the previous year's offspring will remain to help the breeding male feed the female and rear new chicks. Interestingly, it is usually only males which remain to perform this duty.