Photo of the Week – 10th October 2014 – Yellow-footed Antechinus

Yellow-footed Antechinus near Rennick, Victoria – image by Mark Bachmann
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This image of a Yellow-footed Antechinus (Antechinus flavipes) was taken by NGT’s Mark Bachmann, near Rennick in Victoria.

The Yellow-footed Antechinus is a partly arboreal (tree-climbing) carnivorous marsupial that – like other Antechinus – is known for a breeding strategy that results in the annual “die-off” of all males in the population after their synchronised breeding phase – which means no parental duties for dad!

 

You can see previous photos of the week here.

 

Yellow-footed Antechinus near Rennick, Victoria – image by Mark Bachmann



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