Creek and billabong

Australia, 1976

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Episode of Series “Wildlife Australia”.
Observes insect, bird and animal life around creeks and billabongs-the metamorphosis of a grublike mudeye into a dragonfly, yabbies, a kingfisher begging a meal from another kingfisher, a caddis fly building itself a sort of flying fortress to swim about in - and explains with superb close-ups, why wrigglers wriggle. The interrelationship of creatures living in these two aquatic environments, and the food chains of animal life found in freshwater are shown. Depicts the metamorphosis of the dragon-fly and the mosquito and looks at the caddis-fly, yappy, platypus, Murray cod and the water-rat.

Credits

co-producer

Dione Gilmour

Michael Vance

production company

ABC-TV (Australia)

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1976

Appears in

Wildlife Australia

Group of items

Wildlife Australia

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31010

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Birds - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Dragonflies

Animals & Wildlife → Freshwater fauna

Animals & Wildlife → Insects

Animals & Wildlife → Kingfishers

Animals & Wildlife → Zoology - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Billabongs

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Freshwater ecology

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Freshwater fauna

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

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16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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