a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The tropical and subtropical savanna woodlands grasslands and dry forests of northern Australia and southern New Guinea...
Osphranter robustus, 'Euro', '(western) Wallaroo'. Longer hair 'shaggier' coat than grey or red kangaroos. Larger and clumsier in rocky habitat than rock wallabies. Usually seen alone. Widespread in hill habitats across much of Australia.
Petrogale purpureicollis, 'Purple-necked Rock Wallaby'. As the common name suggests, they have a light purple wash on neck, arms and head; this is normally more obvious in males, and is similar to the colours of the rocks they live in. They are restricted to rocky outcrops in north-west Queensland, such as Lawn Hill and Mt. Isa.
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland"