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Swamp wallabies and Tasmanian pademelons show intraspecific preferences for foliage

Lawler, I; Foley, William


A preliminary experiment is reported in which differences in the palatability of the foliage of individual E. ovata trees were tested, using cafeteria-style experiments with captive swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor) and Tasmanian pademelons (Thylogale billardierii). Strong and consistent preferences were shown by both macropod species. These preferences were not correlated with any of the conventional measures of nutritional quality or putative defence compounds often made on Eucalyptus...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Forestry


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