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11 Yellow-bellied Glider at Namadgi National Park

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Petaurus australis at Namadgi National Park - 13 Jun 2020
Petaurus australis at Namadgi National Park - 13 Jun 2020
Petaurus australis at Namadgi National Park - 13 Jun 2020

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Significant sighting

14 Jun 2020

1st record of Yellow Bellied Glider at this location and on CNM and first ACT record (at least that was put into the system) since 1995.

Author's notes

Flew over our heads and we saw where it landed. Much harder to spot and smaller than the Greater Gliders we'd seen at lower altitude, very little eye shine (nothing like the bright eyeshine of the Greater Gliders), ear shape and overall colouring seems different. It landed on the far side of the trunk so unfortunately these are the best photos, though Liam M may have better pics. ID by Tyrie Starrs

5 comments

   13 Jun 2020
Don are you sure about this - not sure that it is nnot a greater glider
   13 Jun 2020
Hi Michael. Yes I am. Ryu's description is spot on (could only have been bettered by hearing them calling) and the photo shows the ears are tall and lack the characteristic GG fringe due to being furred on the back as opposed to unfurred in YBG.
   14 Jun 2020
Thanks Don
   14 Jun 2020
Before 2003 they were well known to be often seen at that very location (jcn of Bendora Rd and Warks Rd) so they should have been in the old Vert Atlas. Then the owl and mammal survey done by Mel Snape and Ben Stevenson et al found them (see Tech Reports) somewhere below Bendora but I dont know exactly where. Maybe its worth getting someone to go thru such survey reports to put the records in CNM?
   14 Jun 2020
Yes will chase up records - we added all Atlas records to CNM so not sure what happened

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 12 Jun 2020 Recorded on
  • RyuCallaway Recorded by

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