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Kangaroo / WallabyMacropus giganteus

Eastern Grey Kangaroo at Red Hill Nature Reserve

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Macropus giganteus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Jun 2019
Macropus giganteus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Jun 2019
Macropus giganteus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Jun 2019
Macropus giganteus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Jun 2019

Identification history

Kangaroo / Wallaby Macropus giganteus 22 Jun 2019 DonFletcher
Kangaroo / Wallaby Macropus giganteus 22 Jun 2019 LisaH

5 comments

   22 Jun 2019
Another unusual EGK photo from Red Hill today! EGKs are known to eat bipinnate foliage of Acacia, one of the few broad-leaved plants they will eat even when grass is plentiful.
LisaH wrote:
   23 Jun 2019
Thank you - that's so interesting! I was surprised to see her eating this foliage, but I don't know a lot about EGK's so thought I'd post. Are the Red Hill EGKs a bit different in their behaviour? I've added a couple of extra photos. One for the 'cuteness' factor, and the other I just found fascinating. A tandem feeding mother, which I know is usual - it's just that the one feeding looked so big!
   23 Jun 2019
Nice photos Lisa. (You just needed some fill-in flash on 2 and 4 to make them great ....) EGKs have many interesting attributes. Regarding size of the suckling young, females have even been recorded still suckling a bit at 2yo while they have a py of their own. So that is an overlap between the categories 'adult' and 'young-at-foot'. But its unlikely that ones on RH are different. The reserve populations are independent for short term processes (few EGKS move between reserves in a year) but very well connected for genetic mixing and other long term purposes (only one EGK per generation has to reach a population to overcome development of a local strain).
LisaH wrote:
   23 Jun 2019
Wow - thank you so much! Because the EGK are so ubiquitous, I think we take them for granted, and forget to appreciate their unique attributes (a bit like we might think of our children, or our partners, I suspect?). I am a rank amateur photographer, but would love to learn more. Could CNM make some funds for itself by running a nature/bird photography day? Sharing of tips, tricks and just the basics? Also a good way to meet others in this community? If you've already done this, my apologies.
   23 Jun 2019
cheers Lisa. I will pass the suggestion to Michael Mulvaney.

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Nearby Sightings

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Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Aug 2019 Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Aug 2019 Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Aug 2019 Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Jul 2019 Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jul 2019 Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Red Box) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jul 2019 Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jul 2019 Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jul 2019 Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jul 2019 Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 18 Jul 2019 Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Jun 2019 Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Jun 2019 Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Jun 2019 Macrolepiota sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 25 May 2019 Calvatia cyathiformis at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 25 May 2019 Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 May 2019 zz Polypore (shelf/hoof-like) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Apr 2019 Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 Apr 2019 Lepiota s.l. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Mar 2019 Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2019 Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Mar 2019 Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Mar 2019 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 10 Mar 2019 Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Mar 2019 Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Feb 2019 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Jan 2019 Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Jan 2019 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jan 2019 Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Jan 2019 Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Dec 2018 Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Dec 2018 Vittadinia muelleri (Narrow-leafed New Holland Daisy) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2018 Geranium sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Dec 2018 Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Dec 2018 Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Dec 2018 Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Nov 2018 Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Nov 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Nov 2018 Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Nov 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 10 Nov 2018 Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Nov 2018 Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Nov 2018 Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Oct 2018 Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 Oct 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Oct 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Sep 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 25 Sep 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Aug 2018 Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 25 Jul 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Mar 2018 Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 Feb 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 26 Jan 2018 Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jan 2018 Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Jan 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Jan 2018 Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Jan 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Jan 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Jan 2018 Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 10 Nov 2015
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Aug 2019
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Aug 2019
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Aug 2019
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Jul 2019
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jul 2019
Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Red Box) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jul 2019
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jul 2019
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jul 2019
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jul 2019
Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 18 Jul 2019
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Jun 2019
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Jun 2019
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Jun 2019
Macrolepiota sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 25 May 2019
Calvatia cyathiformis at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 25 May 2019
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 May 2019
zz Polypore (shelf/hoof-like) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Apr 2019
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 Apr 2019
Lepiota s.l. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Mar 2019
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2019
Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Mar 2019
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Mar 2019
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 10 Mar 2019
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Mar 2019
Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Feb 2019
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Jan 2019
Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Jan 2019
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jan 2019
Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Jan 2019
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Dec 2018
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Dec 2018
Vittadinia muelleri (Narrow-leafed New Holland Daisy) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2018
Geranium sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Dec 2018
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Dec 2018
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Dec 2018
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Nov 2018
Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Nov 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Nov 2018
Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Nov 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 10 Nov 2018
Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Nov 2018
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Nov 2018
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Oct 2018
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 Oct 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Oct 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Sep 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 25 Sep 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Aug 2018
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 25 Jul 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Mar 2018
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 Feb 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 26 Jan 2018
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jan 2018
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Jan 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Jan 2018
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Jan 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Jan 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Jan 2018
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 10 Nov 2015

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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