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A jumble of gliders

January 4, 2016

DSCN0687These nest-box photos were actually taken a few weeks ago but seem to have been put in a fogotten folder. They are, however, worth sharing as they show an uncountable jumble of Sugar Gliders (Petaurus breviceps) including several youngsters.

It’s also interesting that this particular nest-box had been home to Brush-tailed Phascogales for some time. When last checked some months ago the box was found to be full up to the lid with shredded bark and phascogale scats, but appeared to have been abandoned. The Sugar Gliders have either removed or compressed some of the bark and scats and added their preferred bedding of eucalypt leaves.DSCN0689

There is no semblance of order in the gliders’ house – they just all tumble in on top of one another in a higgledy-piggledy fashion. Must be snug in winter, but uncomfortably hot at this time of year!

Click on each photo to see in more detail.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Susan permalink
    January 11, 2016 5:30 pm

    Amazing again! Good to know wildlife are using the nest boxes for their intended use!

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