Apple Box (Eucalyptus Bridgesiana)

Eucalyptus bridgesiana, commonly known as Apple Box or But-but, is a medium to large sized tree of the genus Eucalyptus. It occurs in south eastern Australia, typically in grassy woodland and near watercourses around the lower slopes of the Great Dividing Range. The bark of the Apple Box is generally rough and course, with the … Read more

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Australian Indigo (Indigofera australis)

Indigofera australis, the Australian indigo or Austral indigo, is an attractive species of leguminous shrub in the genus Indigofera (family Fabaceae). The genus name Indigofera is Neo-Latin for “bearing Indigo” (Indigo is a purple dye originally obtained from some Indigofera species). Australis, from the Latin, means not “Australian” but “southern”, referring to the geographical distribution … Read more

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Barking Owl

The Barking Owl is a medium-sized owl (42 cm, 650 g), smaller than the similar Powerful Owl and larger than the Southern Boobook. It has bright yellow eyes and no facial-disc. Upperparts are brown or greyish-brown, and the white breast is vertically streaked with brown. The large talons are yellow. Males are typically larger than … Read more

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Black Falcon

The Black Falcon, is a large (45-55 cm in length), very dark falcon with pale grey cere, eye-rings and feet. It is uniformly dark brown to sooty black, with a pale throat and an indistinct black streak below each eye. Some individuals have faint, narrow barring under the wings and tail. The dark form of the … Read more

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Black-chinned Honeyeater

The Black-chinned Honeyeater is the largest of its genus, reaching 17 cm in length. The cap is black, with a white crescent around the nape, and there is a diagnostic black ‘chin’ beneath the bill and extending down the white throat (though this can be difficult to see in the field). There is a small … Read more

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Blakely’s Red Gum (Eucalyptus blakelyi)

Eucalyptus blakelyi is a common tree species in the grassy woodlands of the western slopes on the tablelands of New South Wales and Victoria. In Queensland it occurs in the Stanthorpe area. This species can attain up to 25 m in height and prefers alluvial flats, midslope terrain or depressions with seasonal water flows. It is often … Read more

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Booroolong Frog

The Booroolong Frog is a medium sized tree frog, with adults growing to about 5 cm. Their body-colour may be grey, olive or brown with indistinct black markings. The abdomen is white. The skin usually has a slightly warty appearance. The fingers and toes have well developed discs, and the toes are strongly webbed. The … Read more

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Bottlebrush “Sugar Candy” (Callistemon sieberi)

Bottlebrush Sugar Candy (Callistemon sieberi OR Melaleuca paludicola) is a plant in the myrtle family and is endemic to eastern Australia. It is a shrub or small tree with flexible, often drooping branches, pinkish new growth and spikes of cream, pale yellow, or sometimes pink flowers in summer. It is a shrub or tree growing … Read more

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Brown Tree Creeper

The Brown Treecreeper, Australia’s largest treecreeper, is a grey-brown bird with black streaking on the lower breast and belly and black bars on the undertail. Pale buff bands across the flight feathers are obvious in flight. The face is pale, with a dark line through the eye, and a dark crown. Sexes differ slightly in … Read more

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Brush-Tailed Rock Wallaby

The Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby has a long and bushy, dark rufous-brown tail that is bushier towards its tip. It has long, thick, brown body-fur that tends to be reddish on the rump and grey on the shoulders. The fur on its chest and belly are paler. It also has a characteristic white cheek-stripe and a black … Read more

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Camberwell Primary School

At Camberwell Primary School we are committed to sustaining a healthy ecosystem for the future. This fundraiser will not only help protect our unique and vulnerable wildlife, it will provide our students with a direct link to their own tree within the Great Aussie Schools’ Forest where they will learn about the importance of conserving … Read more

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Cauliflower Bush (Cassinia longifolia)

Cassinia longifolia is a plant native to eastern Australia

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Common Eutaxia (Eutaxia Microphylla)

Eutaxia microphylla, also known as common eutaxia, is a shrub species in the family Fabaceae. The species is endemic to Australia. The plants grow to between 30 and 40 centimetres high. The small, grey green, narrow to ovate leaves are 2.3 to 4 mm long and 0.6 to 0.9 mm wide. The single pea flowers … Read more

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Corben’s Long Eared Bat

The south eastern form of the Greater Long-eared Bat is also known as Eastern Long-eared Bat and has recently been described as new species Corben’s Long-eared Bat (N. corbeni). It is uniformly dark grey-brown. The ears are about 3 cm long and larger than the head. It has a low ridge of skin running between the eyes … Read more

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Deane’s Wattle (Acacia Deanei)

Deane’s wattle  (Acacia deanei)  is a tree native to Australia, which is useful for controlling soil erosion.  The shrub or tree has a spreading to erect habit and typically grows to height of 1.5 to 7 m and has smooth grey-brown to green coloured bark. It has angled to terete ridged branchlets with tiny yellow to whitish hairs. … Read more

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Drooping Sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillata)

Allocasuarina verticillata, commonly known as drooping she-oak or drooping sheoak, is a nitrogen fixing native tree of southeastern Australia. Originally collected in Tasmania and described as Casuarina verticillata by French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in 1786, it was moved to its current genus in 1982 by Australian botanist Lawrie Johnson. The 1889 book ‘The Useful Native Plants of Australia records common names of the plant included “Shingle Oak,” … Read more

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Dusky Woodswallow

The dusky woodswallow is a medium-sized bird (16-19.5 cm, 35 g), with a longish tail. Mostly dark grey-brown, merging to blackish on the tail, with a small black-brown mask. Bluish bill with a black tip. Upper-wings are a dark blue-grey with a white leading edge. Conspicuous white corners on the tail. In flight the dark … Read more

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Eastern Bentwing Bat

The Eastern Bentwing-bat has chocolate to reddish-brown fur on its back and slightly lighter coloured fur on its belly. It has a short snout and a high ‘domed’ head with short round ears. The wing membranes attach to the ankle, not to the base of the toe. The last bone of the third finger is … Read more

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Eastern Pygmy Possums

Eastern Pygmy-possums are tiny (15 to 43 grams) active climbers, with almost bare, prehensile (capable of curling and gripping) tails, and big, forward-pointing ears. They are light-brown above and white below. Adults have a head and body length between 70 – 110 mm and a tail length between 75 – 105 mm. Distribution The Eastern … Read more

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Flame Robin

The Flame Robin is a small Australian robin that reaches 14 cm in length. The male has a dark grey head and upperparts, a small white forehead patch, and white wing stripes and white tail-edges. The male has a bright orange-red throat, breast and upper-belly. The lower belly is white. The female is brown, darker … Read more

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Gilbert’s Whistler

The Gilbert’s Whistler is a stocky whistler (17 to 20 centimetres), possessing a short but robust bill. The male is a brownish-grey, with a black patch between the red eyes and bill (the lores), and a distinctive orange-rufous chin and throat. The female is more uniformly brownish-grey, lacking the males lore and throat pattern and … Read more

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Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)

Acacia pycnantha occurs across much of Victoria and southeastern South Australia, including Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island, with some extension into southern inland New South Wales, and at Mt Jerrabomba in the Australia Capital Territory. There is an putative natural occurrence near Broken Hill, in western New South Wales. It has become naturalised in many areas … Read more

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Grey Box (Eucalyptus Microcarpa)

Eucalyptus microcarpa, or grey box, is a species of Eucalyptus which is endemic to Australia. Alternative common names for this species include gum-topped box, inland grey box, narrow-leaved box, and western grey box. It is a spreading tree which has fibrous grey bark on the trunk and lower branches, but has smooth, grey-brown bark on … Read more

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Grey Falcon

The Grey Falcon is a medium-sized, compact, pale falcon with a heavy, thick-set, deep-chested appearance. It is smaller than the Peregrine Falcon but similar in shape and flight, although with longer wings. Upperparts are uniform light grey, shading to blackish on the primaries, forming conspicuous dark wing tips. The tail has narrow blackish bars. The … Read more

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Hickory Wattle (Acacia Implexa)

Acacia implexa is a widespread species in eastern Australia, extending from an outlier on the Atherton Tableland in north Queensland, south through southeastern Queensland and along the coast and tablelands of eastern New South Wales. It is widespread in Victoria and an outlier occurs on King Island, Tasmania. This species is a small to medium sized … Read more

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Hooded Robin

The Hooded Robin is a large Australian robin reaching 17 cm in length. The male is strikingly marked in black and white, with a bold black hood extending down a white breast. The back is black with distinct white shoulder and wing-bar. The tail is black, with prominent white side-panels. Females and immatures are duller, … Read more

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Kangaroo Thorn (Acacia Paradoxa)

Acacia paradoxa is a plant in the Fabaceae family. Its common names include kangaroo thorn, prickly wattle, hedge wattle and paradox acacia. This is a large shrub up to 3 metres tall and wide. It is dense with foliage; the leaves are actually enlarged petioles known as phyllodes. They are crinkly and the new ones … Read more

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Koala

The Koala is an arboreal (tree dwelling) marsupial with fur ranging from grey to brown above, and is white below. It has large furry ears, a prominent black nose and no tail. It spends most of its time in trees and has long, sharp claws, adapted for climbing. Adult males weigh 6 – 12 kg … Read more

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Kurrajong (Brachychiton Populneus)

Brachychiton populneus, commonly known as the Kurrajong, is a small to medium-sized tree found naturally in Australia in a diversity of habitats from wetter coastal districts to semi-arid interiors of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. The extended trunk is a water storage device for survival in a warm dry climate. The bell-shaped flowers are … Read more

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Large Eared Pied Bat

A small to medium-sized bat with long, prominent ears and glossy black fur. The lower body has broad white fringes running under the wings and tail-membrane, meeting in a V-shape in the pubic area. This species is one of the wattled bats, with small lobes of skin between the ears and corner of the mouth. … Read more

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Little Eagle

The Little Eagle is a medium-sized bird of prey that occurs in two colour forms: either pale brown with an obscure underwing pattern, or dark brown on the upper parts and pale underneath, with a rusty head and a distinctive underwing pattern of rufous leading edge, pale ‘M’ marking and black-barred wingtips. Both forms have … Read more

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Little Lorikeet

The Little Lorikeet is a small (16-19 cm; 40 g) bright green parrot, with a red face surrounding its black bill and extending to the eye. The undertail is olive-yellow with a partly concealed red base, and the underwing coverts are bright green. The mantle is imbued with light brown. The call in flight is … Read more

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Little Pied Bat

The Little Pied Bat is a distinctive black and white bat that weighs four to eight grams. The head and body are about 4.5 cm in length; the tail 3.5 cm. The fur is glossy black on the back, grey on the belly, with white fur along the flanks forming a ‘V’ in the pubic … Read more

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Masked Owl

A medium-sized owl to 40 – 50 cm long, with dark eyes set in a prominent flat, heart-shaped facial disc that is encircled by a dark border. The feet are large and powerful, with fully feathered legs down to the toes. The owl exists in several colour forms, with wide variation in plumage. The upperparts … Read more

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Mugga Ironbark (Eucalyptus sideroxylon)

Eucalyptus sideroxylon extends from near Wangaratta in northern Victoria, north along the western slopes and western plains of New South Wales, with scattered occurrences into southeastern Queensland, as far as Carnarvon Range, Waaje, Wondai State Forest, Yarraman and Goombungee. Easterly occurrences in New South Wales include near Sydney and in the Hunter Valley. This species is … Read more

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Narrow Leaved Hop Bush (Dodonaea viscosa angustissima)

The Narrow Leaved Hop Bush is a useful low-level cover in windbreaks, due to its multi-stemmed growth. It also provides a useful understorey in recharge planting and in land rehabilitation such as stabilising sand due to shallow spreading roots. It provides excellent habitat and is a good pollen source for moths, butterflies and other insects … Read more

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Painted Honeyeater

The Painted Honeyeater is small (16 cm) and distinctive, with a black head and back and white underparts with dark streaks on the flanks. The wings and tail are black with bright yellow edgings. The distinctive bill is pink with a dark tip. The female is greyer on the upperparts and has less streaking on … Read more

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Parafield

“Parafield” is a mixed farming property located on the outskirts of Wagga Wagga in southern NSW. The property has some lovely remnant vegetation which provides breeding habitat for the Swift Parrot and the owners are now re-foresting other parts of the property through WOODiWiLD plantings to help create corridors for wildlife across the landscape. You … Read more

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Pied Honeyeater

The male Pied Honeyeater is a distinctive small, black and white honeyeater with white wing-bar, rump and tail-panels, and a bluish-grey wattle below the eye. The female is greyish-brown, with a strong pattern of pale edging to feathers on the wing. Distribution Widespread throughout acacia, mallee and spinifex scrubs of arid and semi-arid Australia. Occasionally … Read more

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Pink Robin

The male Pink Robin has a sooty black throat and upperparts. The wings have faint, tan-buff wing-bars. The breast and belly are deep lilac-pink, and there is a small white patch on the forehead. The tail is plain, making this species the only ‘red’ robin with no white markings on the tail. It differs from … Read more

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Pink-tailed Legless Lizard

The Pink-tailed Legless Lizard (also known as the Pink-tailed Worm-lizard) is worm-like, with a dark-brown head and nape, gradually merging with the pale grey or grey-brown body. The tail, nearly as long as its body, is pink or reddish-brown towards the tip. Its snout and tail are both rounded. There are no external ear openings. … Read more

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Powerful Owl

The Powerful Owl is the largest owl in Australasia. It is a typical hawk-owl, with large yellow eyes and no facial-disc. Adults reach 60 cm in length, have a wingspan of up to 140 cm and weigh up to 1.45 kilograms. Males are larger than females. The upper parts of the Powerful Owl are dark, … Read more

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Red Stemmed Wattle (Acacia rubida)

Acacia rubida, commonly known as red stem wattle, red stemmed wattle or red leaved wattle, is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is native to parts of eastern Australia. The shrub or tree  typically grows to a height of 2 to 10 m  and has lightly fissured brown bark. … Read more

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River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis)

Eucalyptus camaldulensis is one of Australia’s most widespread eucalypts.  It occurs along riverbanks, creeks and the edges of lakes of the Murray-Darling drainage basin. It extends south from southern Queensland, across most of New South Wales and Victoria, to the south east of South Australia. Populations extend to the Hunter River basin in New South Wales to … Read more

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River Sheoak (Casuarina cunninghamiana)

Casuarina cunninghamiana is a tall, nitrogen fixing tree suitable for cultivation across a wide range of climates, extending from cool temperate areas to the seasonally dry tropics. Under cultivation it tolerates drought, seasonal waterlogging and slight to moderate salinity  but requires protection from grazing animals during the establishment phase. It has been used in agroforestry, particularly where shelterbelts area … Read more

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River Teatree (Leptospermum obovatum)

Leptospermum obovatum, commonly known as River Teatree, is a species of shrub that is endemic to south-eastern continental Australia. It has egg-shaped or lance-shaped leaves that are narrower at the base, white flowers usually arranged singly on short side shoots and fruit that remains on the plant until it dies. It is a densely foliaged … Read more

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Scarlet Robin

The Scarlet Robin is a small Australian robin that reaches 13 cm in length. The male has a black head and upperparts, with a conspicuous white forehead patch, white wing stripes and white tail-edges. The male has a bright scarlet-red chest and a white belly. The female is pale brown, darker above, and has a … Read more

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Southern Myotis

This species is now most often referred to as Myotis macropusor the Southern Myotis, but has previously been called the Large-footed Myotis (M. adversus). It has disproportionately large feet; more than 8 mm long, with widely-spaced toes which are distinctly hairy and with long, curved claws. It has dark-grey to reddish brown fur above and is … Read more

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Southern Scrub Robin

The Southern Scrub-robin is a medium-sized (19 – 22 centimetres) ground-dwelling thrush-like bird. The head and upperparts are dull grey-brown, and the throat and underparts pale brown with a paler belly. The base of the long tail, which is sometimes held cocked or irregularly flicked, is bright rufous becoming darker along its length and ending … Read more

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Spearwood (Acacia doratoxylon)

Acacia doratoxylon, commonly known as currawang, lancewood, spearwood or coast myall, is a shrub or tree belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is native to eastern and south eastern Australia. The shrub or tree typically grows to a height of 3 to 8 m and a maximum height of 10 m … Read more

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Speckled Warbler

The Speckled Warbler is a small well-camouflaged very heavily streaked ground-dwelling bird related to the scrubwrens, reaching a length of 13cm. The back, wings and tail are grey-brown, with soft dark streaks. The black crown is distinctively streaked with buff. The underparts are pale and particularly heavily streaked. The face is off-white with streaking on … Read more

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Spotted Gum (Corymbia maculata)

Corymbia maculata occurs along coastal and sub-coastal New South Wales from Manning River valley south to Bega, with an outlier to the south at Mottle Range, north eastern Victoria. Natural stands often comprise attractive trees up to 35–45 m in height, with long trunks. On exposed coastal headland sites they often have a low stunted habit. Corymbia maculata grows … Read more

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Spotted Harrier

The Spotted Harrier is a medium-sized, slender bird of prey having an owl-like facial ruff that creates the appearance of a short, broad head, and long bare yellow legs. The upperparts are blue-grey with dark barring, and the wingtips are black. The face, innerwing patch, and underparts are chestnut. The long tail is boldly banded, … Read more

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Spotted Tailed Quoll

The Spotted-tailed Quoll is about the size of a domestic cat, from which it differs most obviously in its shorter legs and pointed face. The average weight of an adult male is about 3500 grams and an adult female about 2000 grams. It has rich-rust to dark-brown fur above, with irregular white spots on the … Read more

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Square-tailed Kite

The Square-tailed Kite is a reddish, medium-sized, long-winged raptor, about the size of a Little Eagle or harrier. Adults have a white face with thick black streaks on the crown and finer streaks elsewhere. The saddle, rump and central upper tail coverts are blackish with grey-brown barring. The underparts are predominantly grey-brown with black tips … Read more

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Squirrel Glider

Adult Squirrel Gliders have a head and body length of about 20 cm. They have blue-grey to brown-grey fur above, white on the belly and the end third of the tail is black. There is a dark stripe from between the eyes to the mid-back and the tail is soft and bushy averaging about 27 … Read more

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Striped Legless Lizard

The Striped Legless Lizard differs most obviously from a snake in having external ear openings, small scaly flaps for hind limbs, a long tail and a broad, undivided tongue. It is pale grey-brown above, with a darker head, and almost white below. The most distinguishing characteristic is a pattern of light and dark parallel lines … Read more

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Superb Parrot

The Superb Parrot is a distinctive large, bright grass-green parrot with a long, narrow tail and sharply back-angled wings in flight. Males have yellow foreheads and throats and a red crescent that separates the throat from the green breast and belly. Females are slightly duller green and have a dull, light blue wash in place … Read more

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Sweet Bursaria (Bursaria spinulosa)

Once established Bursarias  are extremely hardy and will last 30-50 years. They are aggressive colonisers of marginal or disturbed sites and regeneration from rhizomes, e.g. after fire, can be rapid and extensive. In Victoria, on an environmental continuum with no distinct entities, it has been observed that young plants and those from drier sites tend … Read more

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