General Description

Upper body fur dark brown with underparts yellow to orange-brown. Face dark, often with a white stripe. Hops with head and shoulders low, and tail held horizontal. Body up to 85 cm, tail up to 86 cm.


Swamp Wallabies feed on the leaves of shrubs, ferns and grasses. They are most often spotted at dusk although they are more active during the day than other wallabies and kangaroos. They are shy and usually solitary. Swamp wallabies are the only species in the genus Wallabia.


Eastern mainland Australia.


Undergrowth in forest, woodland and heath.

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