Seasonal movement patterns of the eastern grey kangaroo in Southern Queensland

Hill G.J.E. (1982) Seasonal movement patterns of the eastern grey kangaroo in Southern Queensland. Wildlife Research, 9 3: 373-387. doi:10.1071/WR9820373


Author Hill G.J.E.
Title Seasonal movement patterns of the eastern grey kangaroo in Southern Queensland
Journal name Wildlife Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1035-3712
Publication date 1982-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/WR9820373
Open Access Status
Volume 9
Issue 3
Start page 373
End page 387
Total pages 15
Language eng
Subject 2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
1105 Dentistry
1900 Earth and Planetary Sciences
2300 Environmental Science
Abstract A 2-y study was made of seasonal movement patterns of the eastern grey kangaroo, Macropus giganteus Shaw, in the Warwick district of south-eastern, and the Bollon district of south-western, Queensland. Faecal pellet counts were used to obtain indices of kangaroo usage of cleared country adjacent to cover. Kangaroos were sensitive to changes in forage status, particularly pasture phenology. As quality and quantity of forage reserves declined, animals made progressively greater use of cleared areas. This resulted in marked seasonal changes in distribution patterns. Of the variables quantified (rainfall, soil moisture storage and pasture growth), rainfall provided the best correlations with kangaroo usage of cleared country, explaining 55% (P = 0·002) of the variation in distribution at Warwick and 91% (P = 0·001) of that at Bollon.
Q-Index Code C1
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