Yellow-footed Antechinus Antechinus flavipes
Yellow-footed Antechinus, Scott Creek, South Australia, September 2013 - click for larger image Scott Creek, South Australia
September 2013

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.

See the page on Wikipedia.
Previous Page Back to Index Next Page

If you do not see a menu on the left, you may have arrived at this page from another site. Please click Home to get to my main page.
Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites