Night sighting in eucalyptus forest
Field Notes - It was very funny to see a couple of Willie Wagtails enjoying a little rest on the back of a big Kangaroo. It's male, body around 1-1.2m, grey-brown in colour, a blackish face. I think it's a Western Grey Kangaroo with scientific name: Macropus fuliginosus of the Macropodidae. But I am not sure because both species can be seen in this area: Western and Eastern grey Kangaroo .
Baited to catch a cat - but good to know it's functioning!
Female known as Aris.
Field Notes - several come in from the bush to feed on the green lawns
These kangaroos in the wild are much more muscular than what we are used to seeing in USA zoos!
The Diprotodontia (/daɪˌproʊtɵˈdɒnʃ(i)ə/; Greek: διπρωτός diprotos, meaning "two front" and οδοντος odontos meaning "teeth") are a large order of about 120 marsupial mammals including the kangaroos, wallabies, possums, koala, wombats, and many others. Extinct diprotodonts include the rhinoceros-sized Diprotodon, and Thylacoleo, the so-called "marsupial lion".