Warks Road Antechinus

To: "Canberrabirds" <>
Subject: Warks Road Antechinus
From: "Alastair Smith" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 08:03:30 +1100

Yesterday I went up Warks Road for a last chance at Cicadabird that has been reported up that way. No luck there but I did see an antechinus and wonder whether anyone can help me to identify it. I observed it about 0800 (about 1.5 hours after dawn) climbing down a dead and blackened stump that was about 2 metres tall. It appeared to be a similar colour (possibly a bit lighter) to a white-throated treecreeper that was climbing up the stump.


My Menkhorst field guide suggests that Dusky are completely terrestrial but are partly diurnal. Agile on the other hand are mostly nocturnal so I am confused.

Any help gratefully received.



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