|Yellow-footed Antechinus Antechinus
|Scott Creek, South Australia
The Yellow-footed Antechinus is distributed in eastern Australia with a disjunct population in south-west Australia. See Map.
It is a member of the Dasyuridae or Carnivorous Marsupial family but is unusual in that, compared to other family members, it is largely active during the day. It feeds mainly on insects but also feeds on nectar, small birds and mice.
The mating is a frenzied affair with copulation lasting up to 12 hours. This wears out the male who dies shortly after mating while the female goes on to give birth to up to 14 young.
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