Carrion consumption by the swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor)

Australian Mammalogy
Fitzsimons, James A.
PublisherCsiro Publishing
SourceWeb of Science
Volume / Issue39 / 1
Pages105 - 107
Total Pages4 pages
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Tagscarnivory; diet; herbivory
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Publication DateJuly 15, 2016
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AbstractMacropodids are predominantly herbivores and their dentition reflects their foraging strategy. The swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor) is considered to be a generalist browser, consuming a wide diversity of plants, from forbs, shrubs, grasses and sedges. However, there is some evidence that swamp wallabies are opportunists. Here, I document the consumption of the wing of a dead seabird by a swamp wallaby, the first detailed case of this species consuming carrion, and discuss other records of animal consumption in the Macropodiformes.
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