|Eastern Grey Kangaroos Macropus giganteus, just a few minutes from my Canberra suburban home.|
|Eastern Grey Kangaroos on the move.|
|Agile Wallaby Macropus agilis with joey, Cape Hillsborough NP, tropical Queensland.|
This one is starting to explore the world, but retreats to safety when it feels the need.
|Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Canberra. The joey dives in head-first, then reorganises itself while inside.|
|Western Grey Kangaroos:|
female, Cape Le Grande NP, Western Australia (above);
big male, Silverton, far western New South Wales, below.
|Western Greys are really brown. They evolved in Western Australia when the south-west|
was isolated from the east by arid conditions, and later spread east. It was only recognised
as a separate species from the Eastern Grey in recent decades.
|Wallaroo, Nangar NP, New South Wales.|
Wallaroos (mostly from the Great Dividing Range) are blue-grey, while Euros (from the drier inland)
are reddish grey, despite being the same species.
Note the shaggy coat and big ears.
|Euros, Broken Hill, far western New South Wales (above)|
and Idalia NP, south-western Queensland, (below).
Both habitats are typical, in rocky ranges.
|Kangaroo cave painting, Nourlangie Rock, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory. |
In this sandstone habitat, the painting probably represents a Euro.
|Antilopine Wallaroos (or Kangaroos) M. antilopinus, Kakadu NP.|
This is the kangaroo of the tropical savannahs.
|Agile Wallaby, Kakadu National Park.|
Also a tropical macropod, though one that goes into the brushes more than the Antilopine does.
|Red-necked Wallabies, Namadgi NP, near Canberra, above and below.|
|The origin of the species name, rufogriseus, 'red and grey', is obvious.|
|In Tasmania (here Ben Lomond NP) the same species is known as Bennett's Wallaby.|
|Tammar (or Dama) Wallaby M. eugenii, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.|
This engaging little animal is still common here, but scarce on the adjacent mainland
and in south-western Western Australia.
|Whiptail (or Prettyface) Wallaby M. parryi, Undara NP, north Queensland.|
This elegant wallaby is found throughout coastal and hinterland
tropical and subtropical eastern Australia.