General Description

Body fur grey, ears grey-pink, and a long pointed nose. Tail grey at the base, black and brush-like at the end. Body up to 26 cm, tail up to 23 cm.


During breeding periods, males are fuelled by a surge of hormones and expend energy searching for females to mate with. Most males die after their first breeding season from stress-induced disease. They feed on invertebrates, nectar, small birds and small mammals.


Eastern and parts of western mainland Australia.


Dry sclerophyll forests.

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