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Agile Wallaby

Macropus agilis jardinii

Description:

A large group of agile wallabies spotted in an open field near Trinity Beach, Queensland, Australia. The group include adult wallabies, as well as young joeys. Their distinctive features include a sandy brown back coloration, light colored underside, a dark stripe down the midline of the head between the ears and eyes, a light colored cheek stripe and margins of the ears that are black.

Habitat:

Dry, open woodland, heaths, dunes and grassland.
Spotted in an open field.
In Australia they are mainly found in northern and eastern Queensland.

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12 Comments

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Very nice series! Congrats.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Congratulations on SOTW! Great spotting :)

Thank you very very much for choosing our series as the SOTW! :-)
Also, thank you all for all the nice comments!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 3 years ago

They were pointed out to us several times, but unfortunately we were really short on time due to catching the rain of the century in Uluru and our group was unable to see them up close.

They're really lovely

remkinloch
remkinloch 3 years ago

Congratulations, a great series of images.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Congratulations. A well deserved SOTW.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Yaniv and Sarit, your agile wallabies have been voted Spotting of the Week!

"Discover a wonderful series of images of Agile Wallabies (Macropus agilis jardinii) in our Spotting of the Week! These marsupials are found in northern Australia and New Guinea; the subspecies featured here is found on the northern and eastern coasts of Queensland. The agile wallaby is a mostly solitary animal, but sometimes forms groups when feeding on open pastures. This behaviour is thought to help with predator awareness. The Project Noah Rangers team appreciated the multiple quality images in the spotting depicting the wallabies as individuals or in groups, and the completeness of the spotting with useful information including habitat, tags and a reference".

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

Lovely spotting all round ! Thanks.

Thank you very much for nominating our spotting!

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Thank you, Mark. It was indeed a big mob, they were very playful.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

What a mob! Lovely series.

Cairns, QLD, Australia

Spotted on May 21, 2017
Submitted on Sep 27, 2017

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