FEATHERTAIL GLIDER FACTS
The Feathertail glider is the size of a mouse with grey/brown back and white belly. The only glider with a flattened tail that looks like a feather. It can glide up to 20m using its tail as a rudder.
Pygmy Glider, Flying Mouse
Head and body length is 8cm. the tail is also about 8cm.
Eucalypt forest and drier woodland and scrub inland. It feed in trees and shrubs.
Nectar, flowers, leaves and sugary sap from trees. Also eats insects
Builds a ball-shaped nest of dried leaves in tree hollow or abandoned nest of other animals. Breeding takes place throughout the year in tropics, and in spring and summer in the south. Usually 2 or 3 young in a litter.
Eastern Australia from Cape York to Victoria.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Feathertail Glider|