Agile Wallaby

Agile Wallaby (Macropus agilis)

Macropus agilis


Body length 80 cm; tail length 77 cm; weight 15 kg. Medium-sized, light yellowish-brown; prominent white face stripe leading back from upper lid to under eye; white thigh stripe.

Habitat and Range:

Dry open forests, dunes, heath, woodlands and adjoining grasslands. Isolated mainland population around Coomera, Jacobs Well and Hope I. in South-east Qld; also on North and South Stradbroke, and Woogoompah Is and perhaps still on Peel I. Uncommon and long-term status is uncertain. Common across northern Australia and along east coast of Qld to Rockhampton.


The Moreton Bay population is a precious remnant of a now extinct pre-European southern distribution. Similar to the Red-necked Wallaby and Black-Striped Wallaby, but the range of the latter does not extend to the Bay islands.


Land clearing, dogs.


Droppings are pear-shaped and slightly pointed at broader end (25 mm long by 15 mm at broadest end).

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