Kangaroos and Wallabies

Macropodidae

Black-footed Rock-wallaby

Black-footed Rock-wallaby

What does it look like? The Black-footed Rock-wallaby is generally dark brown, streaked with silver above, more greyish on shoulders, with white and dark brown stripe along sides. Head brownish on forehead and snout, with pale buff cheek-stripe and greyish on lower jaw and cheeks. Ears have dark brown tips and white bases. Where does it live? Highly fragmented in arid southern NT, northern SA...
Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby

Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby

What does it look like? The Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby is pale brownish-grey above, with longitudinal blackish dorsal stripe from forehead to upper back, russet patch near armpit, and two-toned white-and-brown stripe on hip. Tail long and orange-brown, with dark brown rings. Underparts white. Where does it live? Highly fragmented within former range. Occurs in south-western Qld, western NSW and...
Red-necked Pademelon

Red-necked Pademelon

What does it look like? The Red-necked Pademelon is generally brownish above, more rufous on forehead, neck and shoulders, and flecked with grey on back, thighs and tail. Belly off-white, becoming more white on chest and throat. Tail short, about 45 per cent of head-body. Where does it live? Coast and range of eastern mainland, from around Wollongong NSW to near Gladstone Qld. What are its habitats...
Western Grey Kangaroo

Western Grey Kangaroo

What does it look like? Western Grey Kangaroo fur is shaggy. Brownish-grey above (more blackish on Kangaroo Island), slightly paler and more greyish below, with finely haired black ears and snout. Males have a distinctive strong odour. Where does it live? Southern Australia, from south-western WA (south of Shark Bay), through southern SA (including Kangaroo Island), western Vic and western NSW...
Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Eastern Grey Kangaroo

What does it look like? The Eastern Grey Kangaroo is grey to brownish-grey above, paler on face and hindlegs, and paler grey to whitish below. Head with moderately short, somewhat rounded ears, darker eye-ring and hairy snout. Feet and tip of tail black. Where does it live? Eastern Australia, from around Cooktown Qld, south through majority of NSW and Vic to south-eastern SA and eastern Tas (introduced...
Agile Wallaby

Agile Wallaby

What does it look like? The Agile Wallaby is yellowish-brown above, with pale buff stripe on thigh, and whitish below. Head has rounded snout, indistinct pale brown cheek-stripe and, short, dark brown, longitudinal stripe on forehead (not always present). Where does it live?  Tropical northern Australia (including offshore islands), from Kimberley region WA, through northern NT and coastal northern ...
Parma Wallaby

Parma Wallaby

What does it look like? The Parma Wallaby is greyish-brown above, with darker longitudinal dorsal stripe and white cheek-stripe. Underparts whitish, paler on chest and throat, and tail often tipped with white. Where does it live? Ranges and slopes of eastern NSW, from border with Qld, south to around Gosford. What are its habitats and habits? The Parma Wallaby is found in wet forests up to 1,000m,...
Red-necked Wallaby

Red-necked Wallaby

What does it look like? The Red-necked Wallaby is grey-brown above, heavily flecked with white, and washed with reddish on head, shoulders, arms, upper back and base of tail. Underparts pale grey to whitish. Face has obscure cheek-stripe and blackish longitudinal line on forehead. Darker and more brownish in Tas. Where is it found? South-eastern mainland, from south-eastern Qld, through eastern...
Common Wallaroo

Common Wallaroo

What does it look like? The Common Wallaroo is heavily built (especially males), with shaggy fur and a characteristic hunched stance. Dark grey, yellowish-brown to reddish-brown or paler grey above, depending on subspecies, and generally paler below. Males darker than females. Where does it live? Throughout most of Australia and Barrow Island. Absent from far south (including Tas) and western...
Red Kangaroo

Red Kangaroo

What does it look like? The Red Kangaroo is the largest marsupial. Adult males are reddish-brown above, and females appear blue-grey, with a squarish snout, and white stripe between mouth and ear. Underparts are white in both sexes, but males may be stained reddish on the chest. Where is it found? Throughout arid and semi-arid inland Australia in all states except Tas. Reaches coast in north-western...
Swamp Wallaby

Swamp Wallaby

What does it look like? The Swamp Wallaby is dark reddish-brown to black above, with pale yellowish-brown cheek-stripe (more prominent in northern individuals), and pale yellowish to orange-brown below. Tail darker, occasionally with white tip. Where does it live?  Coast, slopes and ranges of eastern and south-eastern Australia (including Fraser Island), from northern Cape York Peninsula Qld, ...
Quokka

Quokka

What does it look like? The Quokka is uniformly brown, heavily flecked with grey and tinged with reddish-brown. Short, sparsely furred tail (about 60 per cent head-body length). Head has angled snout, short, rounded ears and naked, greyish-black nose. Where does it live? South-western WA, including Bald and Rottnest Islands, although subpopulation area is small and heavily fragmented. What are...