Black-striped Wallaby

Black-striped Wallaby (Macropus dorsalis)

Macropus dorsalis

Identification:

Body length 80 cm; tail length 60 cm; weight 12 kg. Black gloves; white face stripe; white thigh stripe; black ‘brush-stroke’ down mid-neck and back.

Habitat and Range:

Eucalypt and acacia forests with a dense understorey, often in areas infested with lantana. Absent from inner Brisbane, rare on western outskirts. Common elsewhere throughout coastal and inland range from Chillagoe, Qld, to northern NSW.

Notes:

 Mostly nocturnal. Similar to Red-necked Wallaby.

Threats:

Land clearing.

Traces:

Well defined paths through dense vegetation leading to grazing areas.

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