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