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Swamp wallaby or Black wallaby

Wallabia bicolor


The species name bicolor comes from the distinct colouring variation, with the typical grey coat of the macropods varied with a dark brown to black region on the back, and light yellow to rufous orange on the chest. A light coloured cheek stripe is usually present, and extremities of the body generally show a darker colouring, except for the tip of the tail, which is often white.


Thick undergrowth in forests and woodlands.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Beautiful colours on this little guy. Nice photo.

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

What a nice thing to see on a walk!

RachaelB 10 years ago

Hi Nopayahnah, I saw half a dozen of these guys on a short walk to Swan Lake - a wetlands area on Philip Island. They were hanging out between the gumtrees in the scrub.

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

where did you see it?

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 27, 2012
Submitted on Feb 27, 2012

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