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Identifying a Phascogale nest

The nestbox above shows an active Phascogale nest with the characteristic feathers, scats and bark. It also has a squatting Sugar Glider enjoying the warmth of this nest. Sugar Gliders and Phascogale often occupy each others nests when the other is absent. Sugar Glider nests are very different and are made up exclusively of fresh green eucalyptus leaves. Their nest is kept clean and free of scats. This observation of an active Phascogale nest was a first official record for Hanging Rock reserve.

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