Bilby

Bilby

Bilbies display sexual dimorphism as males have enlarged foreheads, longer canines, and a body mass that is twice that of females.

Bilbies average about 29-55 centimeters in length, or 11-22 inches.

Bilbies display sexual dimorphism as males have enlarged foreheads, longer canines, and a body mass that is twice that of females. At 800-2,500 grams (1.7 to 5.5 pounds), the male bilby is about the same size as a rabbit. Male bilbies in good condition have even been known to grow up to 3.7 kilograms (8.2 pounds) in captivity. The female is smaller, and weighs around 600 to 1,100 grams (1.3 to 2.4 pounds).


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

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