Red-necked Pademelon

Thylogale theti

TL 620–1,110mm, including tail 300–510mm

What does it look like? 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 is it found? Coast and range of eastern mainland, from around Wollongong NSW to near Gladstone Qld.

What are its habitats & habits? Inhabits rainforest fringes and wet sclerophyll forests, where it occupies dense vegetation during the day and feeds on grasses and leaves in adjacent open areas between dusk and dawn.

Interesting fact: Often occurs in same areas as Red-legged Pademelon, but more crepuscular in open areas.