Agile Wallaby

Notamacropus agili

TL 1,180–1,700mm, including tail 587–840mm

What does it look like? 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 is it found? Tropical northern Australia (including offshore islands), from Kimberley region WA, through northern NT and coastal northern Qld to around Bundaberg in south. Also in New Guinea.

What are its habitats & habits? Found in grassy woodland and adjacent grassland. Lives in social groups, grazing on grasses, fruits and sedges, mostly late in the afternoon and at night, and shelters during high temperatures in shade.

Interesting fact: Has become a pest of crops in areas where numbers become large.