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Swamp Wallaby / Black Wallaby

Wallabia bicolor

Wallaby Grazing Distribution Wallaby Grazing
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Date & Time: 31 March 2004 8:01
Place: Sherbrooke Forest

Wallaby Standing in Forest Wallaby Standing in Forest
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Date: 16 May 2004
Place: Sherbrooke Forest

Swamp Wallaby Eating a Leaf Swamp Wallaby Eating a Leaf
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Date: 16 May 2004
Place: Sherbrooke Forest

Wallaby in the Sun Wallaby in the Sun
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Date: 16 May 2004
Place: Sherbrooke Forest
Swamp Wallabies (also called Black Wallabies) are among the more common large marsupials in my area and I grew up seeing them on our property. The feed mainly on grasses from dusk and rest hidden in shrub during the day. Their preferred habitat consists of places providing such adequate shelter, like eucalypt forests.

Wallabies are normally shy and can often be seen hopping into the bushes as one approaches. This first one resides around a car park and is a little more accustomed to human traffic so I was able to get closer than otherwise expected. Unfortunately since it is grazing in a car park it doesn't make for a good backdrop.

The other three photos are from the same wallaby that I followed for about an hour. It foraged on the forest ground picking out fallen green leaves and munching on some low fern fronds.

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