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Red-necked Wallaby (Bennett's)

Macropus rufogriseus

Description:

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

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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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3 Comments

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
kdpicturemaker 8 years ago

What a gorgeous portrait!

KathleenMcEachern
Spotted by
KathleenMcEachern

Tasmania, Australia

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

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