Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Feathertail Glider Photos 17/10/14

While we always presumed that there would be Feathertail Gliders at Jarowair, however, it is only of recent months that Brendon has had many confirmed sightings of them.  Looking for Feathertail Gliders has required plenty of time and patience spent looking with a torch at night, only to see a glimpse of something tiny that would then disappear quickly away from the torch light.  The feathertails seem to be have been seen often in the same species of younger gum trees and often are found feeding in the same tree as a Squirrel Glider or a Sugar Glider.  During the week, (thanks to Brendon's good spotting), the kids and I were able to witness a beautiful Feathertail Glider in the wild at our own property - you can't get much better than that!

Feathertail Glider at "Jarowair" South-East Queensland, 17/10/14


"A feathertail glider has a mouse-sized body with grey-brown fur on the back and a white underside. The distinctive tail is quill-like and hairless except for a fringe of long stiff hairs down either side that resemble a feather." -  Wildlife Qld.  

For more information on the Australian Feathertail Gliders please visit Wildlife Qld here:  http://www.wildlife.org.au/wildlife/speciesprofile/mammals/gliders/feathertail_glider.html 

J & B.

Feathertail Glider at "Jarowair" South-East Queensland, 17/10/14

Feathertail Glider at "Jarowair" South-East Queensland, 17/10/14

Feathertail Glider at "Jarowair" South-East Queensland, 17/10/14

4 comments:

  1. No, you can't get much better than that at all! Very special.

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    1. Thanks Vicki - it was a very lucky sighting!

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  2. Such sweet, enchanting little creatures.

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    1. Thanks Gail - agreed they are just so sweet! We are lucky to have seen them.

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