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Albatross: giant bird of the sea

Albatrosses are large sea birds that spend much of their life over the sea, returning to land to breed. Watch this clip narrated by David Attenborough to see the nesting and mating behaviour of two albatross species. See these magnificent birds feed their young and take part in courtship dances on a remote, subantarctic island.


Camouflaged pheasant coucal chicks, 1968

This is a black-and-white photograph of three chicks in their nest, titled 'Three hairy chicks of the Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus) lying in a nest amongst long grass, 1968'. The tiny chicks are camouflaged by the surrounding leaves and vegetation that have been used to build the nest.


Female Godeffroy's wolf spider with spiderlings

This is a colour photograph of a female Godeffroy's or garden wolf spider ('Lycosa godeffroyi') carrying spiderlings on its back and feeding on a cockroach. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Arachnida, Order: Araneida, Family: Lycosidae.)


Numbats, 1996: Baby numbats

This clip shows Dr Tony Friend, principal research scientist at Western Australia's Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) at Dryandra Woodland, WA. He is shown with a numbat that he has fitted with a radio collar as a way of monitoring the population. Footage of numbats is followed by Dr Friend examining ...


Echidna the Survivor, 1995: Echidna birth

This clip shows a recently hatched infant echidna, which is called a puggle, in its mother's pouch. The tiny and hairless puggle is shown pulling itself up through the pouch to find its mother's milk. The clip cuts to a shot of the mother with her pouch being held open. The mother is then released into grassland. This clip ...


The Last Husky, 1993: Emperor penguin rookery

This clip shows a sled team with huskies setting out for an emperor penguin rookery. Two scientists are shown observing the rookery from a distance and then crawling along the snow to observe the adult birds with their chicks at close range. The intimate interaction of chicks and adult birds in the rookery, including an ...