Request for ID assistance - Macropod Mickey Mouse and Mazda

To: "John Harris" <>, <>, "Simon Mustoe" <>, "Nikolas Haass" <>
Subject: Request for ID assistance - Macropod Mickey Mouse and Mazda
From: " Moorhead Family" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:00:30 +1000
Hi Nikolas,

Simon's animal is clearly Eastern Grey Kangaroo in my opinion.
Remember that EGK females are about half the weight of males and can appear almost wallaby like (even when they have a joey!)
Suggested alternatives can be ruled out I suggest because:
Agile Wallaby always has distinct facial markings and almost always has a sandy/orangish tone to it's fur...pinkish internal ears and so on. Common Wallaroo always seems to have a spectacled look with pale crescent around the eyes...this is always very obvious in my opinion; the fur is thicker; they are extremely unlikely to graze on a lawn (most habit rocky areas); are a generally shy so unlikely to pose like Simon's animal. They also have an almost squarish jaw line I reckon. Despite being highly variable in colour, I don't remember ever seeing an almost totally grey one. Rock wallabies...well they look nothing like that...the only possible candidate is Unadorned which has a dark tail, obvious facial markings and so on.
Anyway, it looks like an EGK to me...happy to be corrected though.


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