Cape York Peninsula tropical savanna

WWF Abstract

An overwhelming diversity of life can be found here. Many different types of habitat make up this peninsula: rain forests, tall open forests, low woodlands, freshwater wetlands, coastal wetlands and mangroves, and monsoonal vine thickets. In the thick, damp rain forests, emerald pythons hang on the branches of kwila trees├Ělarge, attractive trees with bushy crowns and white flowers. Although the thick canopy lets little light in, it is hard to miss male Cape York birdwing butterflies, with their emerald and black coloring and enormous six-inch (15 cm) wingspans, fluttering through the thin understory.
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Ecozone:Australasia
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Countries:Australia
Area:28,735,998 acres (11,629,046 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder