Animal Species:Southern Brown Bandicoot
The Southern Brown Bandicoot is listed as an endangered species in New South Wales and is known from only two areas.
Standard Common Name
Southern Brown Bandicoot
28 cm - 36 cm
The Southern Brown Bandicoot is found in northern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, southern Western Australia and Tasmania. In New South Wales, one population is found on the south coast and the other just north of Sydney.
The Southern Brown Bandicoot prefers scrubby habitats with plenty of low ground cover and shelter, particularly areas recovering from the effects of bushfire.
Feeding and Diet
By day, the Southern Brown Bandicoot sleeps in a nest made from grasses and other plant material, and at night emerges to feed on a variety of insects, earthworms and plants.
Other behaviours and adaptations
The Southern Brown Bandicoot is solitary. Males and females establish home ranges, which vary considerably in size depending on the habitat and the individual.
The distribution of the Southern Brown Bandicoot has decreased significantly since European settlement mainly as a result of vegetation clearing, introduced foxes and cats, and changes to the frequency of bushfires.The Southern Brown Bandicoot is listed as an endangered species in New South Wales and is known from only two areas.
Conservation Status (NSW): Endangered species