Field Guide to Northern Territory Fauna

Field Guide to Northern Territory Fauna app (Android phone & tablet)
Field Guide to NT Fauna app (Android)
Source: Museum Victoria

Explore the Northern Territory's unique and diverse wildlife at home or in the great outdoors with the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory's Field Guide to NT Fauna app.

The app combines detailed animal descriptions with stunning imagery and sounds to provide a valuable reference that can be used in urban, bush and coastal environments.

It holds descriptions of nearly 600 species, from animals found in tropical rivers and reefs, the outback desert, and your backyard; covering colourful birds, iconic fish and mammals, crocodiles and dangerous snakes, through to tiny termites.

Field Guide to Northern Territory Fauna app (iPhone & iPad) Field Guide to NT Fauna app (iPhone & iPad)
Source: Museum Victoria

We've put in a lot of species, but it's still a fraction of the complete fauna of the Northern Territory. Our scientists will continue to add additional species and refine descriptions over time.

This app is one of a suite of eight apps produced by Australia's leading natural history museums (coordinated by Museum Victoria). The development of these apps was generously supported by the Inspiring Australia Unlocking Australia's Potential grant program. 

The apps are available for both Apple and Android devices.

All the apps are free.


For enquiries about this app, or any of the Field Guide to Australian fauna apps, please contact the Museum Victoria Discovery Centre.

Images and sound recordings

The images and sounds in this app are from the collections of Museum Victoria and the other museums involved in the Field Guide apps to Australian Fauna project. Many were also provided by external photographers and sound recordists.

If you would like to use any media in the app, please refer to our image and audio credits page.

Open source code

Museum Victoria has released both the source code for the iOS app and the source code for the Android app under an open source license. You can find out more about this part of the project on our blog: Field Guide to the Field Guide.