Northern Brown Bandicoot

Northern Brown Bandicoot (Isoodon macrourus)

The northern brown bandicoot is found across much of northern and eastern Australia. They are found across wet tropical and subtropical forests, woodlands as well as tall grasslands and even sometimes in suburban gardens!

Their diet includes insects, fungi, seeds and fruits often digging cone shaped holes to find their food. They are largely nocturnal, sheltering during the day in nests made from ground litter or hollows in logs.


Northern brown bandicoots have a long-pointed snout, small rounded ears and a short tail. Their fur is darked on the top of the body and cream on the underside.

How to identify

When looking at camera images remember to look for a very pointy nose, coarse fur and remember they can’t climb trees.

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