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Potorous tridactylus (and friends)
Lens: DFA 150-450 Camera: K3 Photo Location: Canberra, Australia 
Posted By: RobG, 01-28-2018, 06:30 AM


Long-nosed Potoroo
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Southern Short-nosed Bandicoot
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Swamp Wallaby in flight
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01-28-2018, 02:16 PM   #2
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Nice set. It is hard to get some of the smaller wildlife. Your swamp wallaby is interesting. The ones up here seem to have much brighter facial markings. But there must be regional variations considering how widely distributed they are.
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Very nice series.
I enjoy the Wallaby in flight.

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Nice set. It is hard to get some of the smaller wildlife. Your swamp wallaby is interesting. The ones up here seem to have much brighter facial markings. But there must be regional variations considering how widely distributed they are.
It seems to be a rule that animals in Queensland are more brightly coloured than further south. Yellow Robins in Queensland are much brighter than here also. The local macropod which has the nicest colour is the Red Necked Wallaby, but they are also shy and hard to catch. There's quite a bit of variation in the Grey Kangaroos here - some are slate grey while others are almost white.


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Very nice series. I enjoy the Wallaby in flight.
Thanks Clarence! I've been trying to get a decent photo of a macropod hopping at speed for years. This was a pleasant surprise!

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Fun series, Rob. I especially like the wallaby skipping along. Are wallabies related to kangaroos?

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Fun series, Rob. I especially like the wallaby skipping along. Are wallabies related to kangaroos?
Thanks Jer! Yes, they're in the same family - the Macropod ("big foot"). The Swamp Wallaby is the only living member of the genus Wallabia (the species name is Wallabia bicolor).

Macropodiformes - Wikipedia

Potoroos are in the same family as Kangaroos, but Bandicoots are actually in a different family even though they look similar!

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