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Australian Mammals

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There are almost 400 species of mammals recorded in Australia. Most are difficult to see as they tend to be more active at night time. However, people are always finding their bones, in particular their skulls, which can be readily identified. Come and share your mammals photos and experiences.

  • Irene Richardson identified a sighting

    Sighting Big Eastern Grey - I got the message and went the other way!

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    Sighted 5 Nov 2018
    Irene Richardson 7 November 2018
    Macropus giganteus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Mammalia: Diprotodontia: Macropodidae: Macropus: giganteus
    Common Names: Kangaroos, Eastern Grey Kangaroo
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  • Irene Richardson added a sighting

    Big Eastern Grey - I got the message and went the other way!

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    Sighted 5 Nov 2018
    Woods Point Trail, Morisset NSW 2264, Australia

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  • Liz O'Donnell described a sighting

    Sighting Not a creature was stirring not even a... dunnart?

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    Sighted 24 Dec 2016
    Liz O'Donnell 5 November 2018
    Tagged With wildaboutwamboin
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  • Liz O'Donnell described a sighting

    Sighting I am NOT a mouse, thank you very much

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    Sighted 28 Apr 2016
    Liz O'Donnell 5 November 2018
    Tagged With wildaboutwamboin
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  • Matt Campbell described a sighting

    Sighting Brawling Wallabies

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    Sighted 17 Oct 2018
    Matt Campbell 26 October 2018
    Matt Campbell says

    Sorry for the really poor shots but it was all but dark and with no other light sources, the big lens doesn't work too well. Anyway, while I have seen enough kangaroo fights to last me a lifetime and I see Swamp Wallabies every day, I have never seen two male Swamp Wallabies fighting. Until 2 nights back (17-10-2018). I looked out the window and caught these two in what appeared to be a typical macropod tiff. Then things got nasty. I cannot describe how violent this became. Kicks and slaps were coming from every direction. I raced outside and the noises had to be heard to be believed. They started 40m down in front of the house, moved across the clearing, worked their way up to the shed, then continued up to the top of the driveway and they ended up almost on the road until one saw me and took off. Some of the moves were insane. At one stage, one seemed to try to make an exit, only to be pursued again. However, the one appearing to exit, then stopped and, if I hadn't seen it I wouldn't have believed it, performed a flying side kick into the chest of the pursuer. Both went flying through the air. By the time they reached the shed, they were only 15m away from me. I heard the sickening sound of a head heading the concrete. Now, you don't kick someone when they're down. Wrong! The one who hit the deck then copped being jumped on, both in the stomach and the head. These pics just don't capture how full on this encounter was. I've never seen anything like it before. For the record, there's wallabies on the grass every night and there's never been so much as a disagreement.

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  • Matt Campbell identified a sighting

    Sighting Brawling Wallabies

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    Sighted 17 Oct 2018
    Matt Campbell 26 October 2018
    Wallabia bicolor
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Mammalia: Diprotodontia: Macropodidae: Wallabia: bicolor
    Common Names: Pademelon, Swamp Wallaby
    Matt Campbell says

    This sighting is more for the behaviour than the actual species. I've cut and pasted a description I used elsewhere. Maybe a bit over the top but done so for a more lay audience.

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  • Matt Campbell added a sighting

    Brawling Wallabies

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    Sighted 17 Oct 2018
    Lot 15 Jumbuk Rd, Jeeralang Junction VIC 3840, Australia

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  • Jenny Thynne identified a sighting

    Sighting White Bennett's Wallaby on Bruny Island

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    Sighted 25 Sep 2018
    Jenny Thynne 1 October 2018
    Macropus rufogriseus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Mammalia: Diprotodontia: Macropodidae: Macropus: rufogriseus
    Common Names: Wallabies, Red-necked Wallaby
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  • Jenny Thynne described a sighting

    Sighting White Bennett's Wallaby on Bruny Island

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    Sighted 25 Sep 2018
    Jenny Thynne 1 October 2018
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    Jenny Thynne says

    The beautiful white genetic mutation of Bennett's Wallaby or Red-necked wallaby seen at Advneture Bay on Bruny Island. These white wallabies are found only on Bruny Island.

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  • Jenny Thynne added a sighting

    White Bennett's Wallaby on Bruny Island

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    Sighted 25 Sep 2018
    37 Lockleys Rd, Adventure Bay TAS 7150, Australia

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