By Sally Grindley
Something yet a parrot! Captain Pepper wishes a puppy. He desires to be different...he desires to be famous...so an uneventful previous parrot simply will not do. The fiery captain units his pirate team to discover the proper puppy. they struggle a hippopotamus, a monkey and a leopard - every one with hilariously disastrous effects. ultimately, they alight upon a python and Captain Pepper is extremely joyful! however the final chuckle is on him whilst his now not so cuddly significant other has him for dinner! eventually his browbeaten group can sail domestic in peace. the suitable combination of enjoyable, identifiable characters and powerful storyline, with a motley group of pets and pirates, make this rumbustious piratical story ideal for amateur readers.
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Xanthomera. ORANGE-THIGHED TREE FROG Litoria xanthomera ( 40–56 mm; & 43–60 mm. For many years this species was thought to be nothing more than a colour variant of the Red-eyed Tree Frog. The back of its head, body and limbs is a uniform, bright lime-green with the exception of the upper arm which is yellow; its eyes are red and the hidden surfaces of the thighs and groin are orange. Status: Secure. Distribution: Confined to the coastal area of Queensland between Cooktown and Townsville. Habitat: Rainforest.
Advertisement call: Unknown. Similar species: L. olongburensis has purple thigh markings (as opposed to yellow) and the continuation of the white head stripe along the flanks. L. cooloolensis lacks stripes on the side of the head. COOLOOLA TREE FROG Litoria cooloolensis ( 21–26 mm; & 21–30 mm. Also known as the Wallum Tree Frog or Cooloola Sedge Frog, it ranges from a uniform green to green densely stippled with black; the back of its thighs is a reddish orange. Status: Vulnerable. Distribution: Extreme south-east of Queensland.
Also known as Olongburra Frog, Wallum Sedge Frog, or Sharp-snouted Reed Frog, it has an angular head when viewed from above; ranges from pale to dark green, and bronze with or without small, scattered spots; a narrow black or dark brown stripe extends from the nostril to above the insertion of the arm, and a white stripe extends from below the tympanum to the flanks; the back of the thighs is purple. Status: Endangered. Distribution: Coastal, southeastern Queensland and adjacent New South Wales.