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Petauroides volans

Greater Glider at Buckenbowra State Forest

Petauroides volans at Buckenbowra State Forest - 23 Jan 2019
Petauroides volans at Buckenbowra State Forest - 23 Jan 2019
Petauroides volans at Buckenbowra State Forest - 23 Jan 2019
Petauroides volans at Buckenbowra State Forest - 23 Jan 2019
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Identification history

Petauroides volans 29 Jan 2019 Gaia
Petauroides volans 28 Jan 2019 TreeHopper

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Author's notes

This is the location of a den occupied by two Greater Gliders. I think a parent and a youth. The couple were calling to each other...I thought greater gliders made no noise at all.

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   30 Jan 2019
They usually don't vocalise which makes them difficult to find in faunal surveys. You have to be prepared to walk off the vehicle tracks ideally at dusk to find them. There are probably many more GGs in this compartment of the State Forest
Gaia wrote:
   30 Jan 2019
Dear Treehopper, Congratulations you are one of few people to have heard GG vocalise. I have herd it twice and concur it appeared to be between parent and semi-independent baby. The eyeshade from GG are the brightest of all gliders and they are relatively easy too detect with modern LED spotlights. I use a LED Lenzer H14R. The species is listed federally and I have successfully nominated 3 populations in NSW under the BC Act - it will only be. a matter of time before the species is listed under this act.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 23 Jan 2019 09:14 PM Recorded on
  • TreeHopper Recorded by
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