Bendigo area and Terrick Terrick NP

Subject: Bendigo area and Terrick Terrick NP
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 17:39:47 +1000
m("","Peter.Fuller");"> wrote:

A highlight of the stop, was a small ?marsupial? climbing down the tree.  I had my bins on a Noisy Friarbird and saw it actively looking at something on the trunk of the tree. Assuming it was chasing insects, i briefly scanned the trunk and saw a "rat-like" animals scaling the tree and making its way towards the ground.  I didn't get a good look at its head/face, but it definetly wasn't a rat, and looked like a native creature. The only real feature i can describe, was its wide leg reach that enables it to cling on to the tree and walk down the trunk. Having its legs so far apart made it look like it belly was almost touching the bark on the tree as it scaled down. Can anyone suggest what this small furry creature may hav e been? 

Pretty reasonable description of a Yellow-footed Antechinus (Antechinus flavipes) - find that species in a book and see if it fits.

Lawrie Conole
Senior Ecologist
Ornithology & Terrestrial Ecology
Ecology Australia Pty. Ltd.
Flora and Fauna Consultants
88B Station Street
FAIRFIELD VIC 3078 Australia
E-mail: m("","lconole");">
Ph: (03) 9489 4191; Mob: (0419) 588 993
Fax: (03) 9481 7679
ABN 83 006 757 142

NOTE: This message may contain privileged and/or confidential information intended for addressees only.  Please do not copy or forward without permission.

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU