Bilby

Bilby

Bilbies have an opportunistic, omnivorous diet consisting of vegetation, insects, spiders, fungi, lizards, eggs, snails, and small mammals, and the proportion of insect to plant material of a bilby’s diet depends on the habitat and the season.

Bilbies have an opportunistic, omnivorous diet consisting of seeds, especially those of the grasses Dactyloctenium radulans and Yakirra australiense, bulbs, larvae, termites, ants, spiders, fruit, fungi, lizards, and occasionally eggs, snails, or small mammals.

The proportion of insect to plant material that makes up a bilby’s diet depends on the habitat and the season.


Image | © Stephen Mitchell, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Brown, 2011; Environment Australia, 2004; Humble, 2006; Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, 1998; Pavey, 2006; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2021)

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