The Northern Brown Bandicoot has brown fur that is harsh in texture. The underside is light in colour. It has a humped posture. A nocturnal animal that lives on the ground. During the day it hides in a well concealed nest. They are well known for digging small holes in lawns.
Brindled bandicoot, Long-tailed short-nosed bandicoot
40cm long with tail about 17cm. About the size of a large rabbit.
It is common in eucalypt forests, low ground cover including tall grass and dense shrubbery, whether or not a tree canopy is present. Also found in outer suburbs of the city there is plenty of cover.
Insects, spiders and earthworms, also eats berries, grass seeds, plant tubers, roots and truffle-like fungi
Breeding occurs throughout the year. Female bandicoots give birth to an average of two or three young after 12.5 days gestation.
Found across northern and eastern Australia. Common to the north of the Hawkesbury River in coastal areas and on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "vulnerable".
|Common Name:||Northern Brown Bandicoot|
Relatives in same Genus
Southern Brown Bandicoot (I. obesulus)