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Red-necked pademelon (juvenile)

Thylogale thetis

Description:

This very shy, mainly nocturnal forest-dwelling marsupial is greyish-brown with a red neck and shoulders. While not currently listed as an endangered species, it is threatened by habitat loss.

Habitat:

Rainforest and vine thickets. Often seen grazing at the edge of dense cover as here. Found in restricted areas from Monto, Queensland, to Southern New South Wales. Spotted here in The Lamington National Park.

Notes:

The first individual is a juvenile. It is seen on the second shot with its mother. The third shot shows another individual spotted at night using a light strobe equipped with a red filter. These animals are very cautious and quickly retreat to the dense cover of the forest when surprised. There the thumping of their hind feet can often be heard. Predators include dingos, red foxes, and feral dogs and cats. Body length: 50 cm.

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15 Comments

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 7 years ago

cute

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Stian!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

Cute spotting Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks Atul!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

super spotting !

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Leanne!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Fantastic spot & great info!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Adorable!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks Birding For Fun! Yes it does come with that "ridiculously cute" factor...

Birding For Fun
Birding For Fun 9 years ago

Nice photos. Such a "cute" little animal.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks Alice! Glad you like them.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Precious, I like the way they hold their ears!

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Mar 26, 2012
Submitted on May 8, 2012

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