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Red-necked Wallaby (Bennett's)

Macropus rufogriseus


Note rufous neck showing in photos. Whitish undefined stripe along upper lip.


Widespread and common in sclerophyl forest and coastal scrub of south eastern Australia including Tasmania where it has longer more shaggy fur than on the mainland.


Called Bennett's Wallaby in Tasmania where we saw this one. It was feeding in the brush beside the trail to Wine-glass Bay in Freycinet Park. They will eat seed pods as well as grazing on a wide variety of other plant material.

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Thanks for the "likes". I miss the dry sunny days, the exciting new wildlife and plants and especially these accomodating photo subjects!:)

Thanks, kd. It was so busy eating that it really didn't care about the photographer, which was great. I guess living around the trail to Wine-glass Bay gives a wallaby a certain blase' attitude towards humans:)

kdpicturemaker 9 years ago

What a gorgeous portrait!

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Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Jan 15, 2014
Submitted on Mar 13, 2014

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