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Kangaroo / WallabyMacropus giganteus

1 Eastern Grey Kangaroo at Red Hill Nature Reserve

Macropus giganteus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 May 2019

Identification history

Kangaroo / Wallaby Macropus giganteus 6 May 2019 DonFletcher
Kangaroo / Wallaby Macropus giganteus 6 May 2019 roymcd

Author's notes

I stuffed up the photo, but managed to solve the riddle, which has puzzled me for some time. I observed this kangaroo licking the concrete base of the chair, which has been mysteriously excavated for some time, not long after it was initially put in the ground. The concrete must have some mineral content in it, which is of some value to the kangaroos, and they are using it like a salt lick, just as cows and sheep do on a farm etc.

1 comment

   6 May 2019
Macropods seem to have excavated salt licks wherever there are macropods, and yes sometimes concrete is the source of salts they crave.

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Falco berigora (Brown Falcon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Jul 2019 Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Jun 2019 Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 May 2019 Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Feb 2019 Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Jan 2019 Falco berigora (Brown Falcon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Nov 2018 Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018 Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Nov 2018 Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Oct 2018 Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Oct 2018 Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Oct 2018 Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Oct 2018 Petaurus breviceps (Sugar Glider) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Oct 2018 Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Sep 2018 Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Aug 2018 Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Aug 2018 Accipiter cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jun 2018 Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Jun 2018 Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 May 2018 Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 May 2018 Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 May 2018 Ptilotula fuscus (Fuscous Honeyeater) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Apr 2018 Charaxes sempronius (Tailed Emperor) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Apr 2018 Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Mar 2018 Rhinotia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Rhinotia weevil) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 Jan 2018 Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jul 2017 Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Jun 2017 Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 May 2017 Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 May 2017 Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Apr 2017 Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Oct 2016
Falco berigora (Brown Falcon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Jul 2019
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Jun 2019
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 May 2019
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Feb 2019
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Jan 2019
Falco berigora (Brown Falcon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Nov 2018
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018
Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Nov 2018
Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Oct 2018
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Oct 2018
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Oct 2018
Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Oct 2018
Petaurus breviceps (Sugar Glider) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Oct 2018
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Sep 2018
Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Aug 2018
Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Aug 2018
Accipiter cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jun 2018
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Jun 2018
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 May 2018
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 May 2018
Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 May 2018
Ptilotula fuscus (Fuscous Honeyeater) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Apr 2018
Charaxes sempronius (Tailed Emperor) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Apr 2018
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Mar 2018
Rhinotia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Rhinotia weevil) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 Jan 2018
Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jul 2017
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Jun 2017
Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 May 2017
Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 May 2017
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Apr 2017
Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Oct 2016

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