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Tuan turns up !

February 20, 2012

The owners of the partly-burnt Flowerdale bush block featured in a number of our previous posts have been hoping to record on camera a Brush-tailed Phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa), otherwise known as a Tuan. And, sure enough, this week one turned up at their bird-bath on three nights, providing us with the fascinating images shown in the clip below.

It is wonderful to see this small carnivorous marsupial species still surviving in the district after many years of drought, followed by the Black Saturday fires. This is Focus on Fauna’s third photographic record of the Brush-tailed Phascogale in the Flowerdale/Strath Creek area. It has also been recorded in the Kinglake Ranges in the past year.

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  1. Susan permalink
    February 22, 2012 9:11 pm

    This is really great to see. We have had one in our head lights on the laneway at Strath Creek, and he/she was just soooo quick. This birdbath is facinating – great work.

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