Antechinus agilis

14 Agile Antechinus at Michelago, NSW

Antechinus agilis at Michelago, NSW - 21 Feb 2021
Antechinus agilis at Michelago, NSW - 21 Feb 2021
Antechinus agilis at Michelago, NSW - 21 Feb 2021
Antechinus agilis at Michelago, NSW - 21 Feb 2021
Antechinus agilis at Michelago, NSW - 21 Feb 2021
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Antechinus agilis 21 Feb 2021 DonFletcher
Antechinus agilis 21 Feb 2021 Illilanga

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Private property. No public access without permission. The two were checking out hollows in an old, dead tree. Snout to tail length ~12-14cm.

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DonFletcher wrote:
   21 Feb 2021
Nice. Maybe they live in that tree.
Illilanga wrote:
   21 Feb 2021
I hope so! We might put some appropriate food out and the camera...
Illilanga wrote:
   21 Feb 2021
Do LEs eat antechinus? ;)
DonFletcher wrote:
   21 Feb 2021
I expect so, if they find them in a nest. RG eat any animal material they can subdue, from insects to rabbits, dead or alive.
   3 Mar 2021
Don, someone was saying on social media that if they saw this, they would think it was a mouse, but on closer inspection noticed the different shaped nose. They wanted to know if there are any other differences they are missing?
DonFletcher wrote:
   3 Mar 2021
Hi Matthew. Antechinus and Dunnarts have very long pointed snouts compared to the stubby face of a mouse. Antechinus ears are a different shape to ears of house mice. Mice are fast, but antechinus are faster, esp agilis. Agile antechinus are often incredibly fast and active. Sometimes mice get eaten by antechinus. Agile antechinus have a pale eye ring. Dusky Antechinus are a distinctive dark colour. Yellow Footed Antechinus have buff coloured flanks
DonFletcher wrote:
   3 Mar 2021
Ililanga, sorry about converting your LE question to one about RG. The answer about LE is no.
   4 Mar 2021
Thanks for the extra info about Antechinus, Don, much appreciated.

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Antechinus agilis (Agile Antechinus) at Michelago, NSW - 12 Aug 2023 by Illilanga
Chalcopteroides cupripennis (Rainbow darkling beetle) at Michelago, NSW - 26 Dec 2020 by Illilanga
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Michelago, NSW - 26 Dec 2020 by Illilanga
Dianella sp. aff. longifolia (Benambra) (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Michelago, NSW - 26 Dec 2020 by Illilanga
Trapezites eliena (Orange Ochre) at Michelago, NSW - 8 Dec 2020 by Illilanga
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Michelago, NSW - 8 Dec 2020 by Illilanga
Opercularia hispida (Hairy Stinkweed) at Illilanga & Baroona - 5 Nov 2020 by Illilanga
Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Michelago, NSW - 15 Jun 2020 by Illilanga
Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Michelago, NSW - 18 Apr 2020 by Illilanga
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Michelago, NSW - 23 Feb 2020 by Illilanga
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Michelago, NSW - 3 Feb 2020 by Illilanga
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Michelago, NSW - 4 Aug 2019 by Illilanga
Epithymema incomposita (Chezela group) at Michelago, NSW - 16 Mar 2019 by Illilanga
Hellula hydralis (Cabbage Centre Moth) at Michelago, NSW - 30 Dec 2018 by Illilanga
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Michelago, NSW - 30 Dec 2018 by Illilanga
Austrostipa scabra subsp. falcata (Rough Spear-grass) at Michelago, NSW - 30 Dec 2018 by Illilanga
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Michelago, NSW - 22 Dec 2018 by Illilanga
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Michelago, NSW - 22 Dec 2018 by Illilanga
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Michelago, NSW - 16 Dec 2018 by Illilanga
Technomyrmex sp. (genus) at Michelago, NSW - 16 Dec 2018 by Illilanga
Hyalarcta huebneri (Leafy Case Moth) at Michelago, NSW - 16 Dec 2018 by Illilanga
Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Michelago, NSW - 16 Dec 2018 by Illilanga
Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Michelago, NSW - 16 Dec 2018 by Illilanga
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Michelago, NSW - 16 Dec 2018 by Illilanga
Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Michelago, NSW - 15 Dec 2018 by Illilanga
Brachyexarna lobipennis (Stripewinged meadow grasshopper) at Michelago, NSW - 30 Nov 2018 by Illilanga
Wahlenbergia capillaris (Tufted Bluebell) at Michelago, NSW - 30 Nov 2018 by Illilanga
Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Michelago, NSW - 10 Nov 2018 by Illilanga
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Michelago, NSW - 10 Nov 2018 by Illilanga
Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Michelago, NSW - 10 Nov 2018 by Illilanga
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Michelago, NSW - 10 Nov 2018 by Illilanga
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Michelago, NSW - 9 Nov 2018 by Illilanga
Epidesmia hypenaria (Long-nosed Epidesmia) at Michelago, NSW - 8 Nov 2018 by Illilanga
Cosmopterigidae (family) (Unidentified Cosmopterigid moth) at Michelago, NSW - 3 Nov 2018 by Illilanga
Faveria tritalis (Couchgrass Webworm) at Michelago, NSW - 2 Nov 2018 by Illilanga
Eulechria electrodes (Yellow Eulechria Moth) at Michelago, NSW - 2 Nov 2018 by Illilanga
Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Michelago, NSW - 2 Nov 2018 by Illilanga
Trapezites phigalioides (Montane Ochre) at Michelago, NSW - 2 Nov 2018 by Illilanga
Gerygone fusca (Western Gerygone) at Michelago, NSW - 29 Oct 2018 by Illilanga
Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Michelago, NSW - 29 Oct 2018 by Illilanga
Osphranter robustus robustus (Eastern Wallaroo) at Michelago, NSW - 22 Aug 2018 by Illilanga
Melithreptus brevirostris (Brown-headed Honeyeater) at Michelago, NSW - 22 Aug 2018 by Illilanga
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Michelago, NSW - 22 Aug 2018 by Illilanga
Notamacropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Michelago, NSW - 8 Jun 2018 by Illilanga
Cassinia quinquefaria (Rosemary Cassinia) at Michelago, NSW - 25 May 2018 by Illilanga
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Michelago, NSW - 26 Dec 2017 by Illilanga
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Michelago, NSW - 26 Dec 2017 by Illilanga
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Michelago, NSW - 17 Dec 2017 by Illilanga
Ajuga australis (Austral Bugle) at Michelago, NSW - 24 Nov 2017 by Illilanga
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Michelago, NSW - 24 Nov 2017 by Illilanga
Ferreola handschini (Orange-collared Spider Wasp) at Michelago, NSW - 22 Nov 2017 by Illilanga
Cerceris sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cerceris wasp) at Michelago, NSW - 13 Nov 2017 by Illilanga
Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-spined Ant, Golden Ant) at Michelago, NSW - 13 Nov 2017 by Illilanga
Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Michelago, NSW - 7 Nov 2017 by Illilanga
Trachymela sp. (genus) (Brown button beetle) at Michelago, NSW - 1 Nov 2017 by Illilanga
Thalerotricha mylicella (A concealer moth) at Michelago, NSW - 26 Oct 2017 by Illilanga
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Michelago, NSW - 25 Sep 2017 by MichaelMulvaney
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Michelago, NSW - 10 Sep 2017 by Illilanga
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Michelago, NSW - 22 Feb 2015 by Illilanga
Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) at Michelago, NSW - 31 Jan 2015 by Illilanga
Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Michelago, NSW - 23 Nov 2013 by Illilanga
Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Michelago, NSW - 1 Apr 2013 by Illilanga
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Michelago, NSW - 15 Jul 2012 by Illilanga
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Michelago, NSW - 24 Jun 2012 by Illilanga
Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Michelago, NSW - 1 Apr 2012 by Illilanga
Araneidae (family) (Orb weaver) at Michelago, NSW - 27 Sep 2010 by Illilanga

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  • Antechinus agilis Scientific name
  • Agile Antechinus Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 1666.88m Recorded at altitude
  • 84 images trained Machine learning

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