Macropus rufogriseus

Description

The Red-necked Wallaby can be distinguished from other wallabies by its white cheek markings and red colouring on the neck. The rest of its body fur is grey to reddish in colour with a white or pale grey abdomen. Their muzzle, paws and toes are black in colour.

Size

The length of the Red-necked Wallaby is between 65-90cm in length . Males weigh between 15-26kgs and females 11-15kgs.

Food

Grass, herbs and shrubbery.

Habitat

Found in subtropical, cool temperate, wet and dry sclerophyll forests, and woodland with adjacent grassy areas.

Distribution

The Red-necked Wallaby ranges throughout the eastern parts of Australia from the Queensland - New South Wales border area, right through to South Australia.