Night Sounds of the Australian Bush – Common Brushtail Possum
Another of the more disconcerting sounds of the Australian bush at night, the throaty coughs and growls of a Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) sounds more monster than fluffy marsupial!
The following recording was made at Dunn’s Swamp in Wollemi National Park, NSW and captures a couple of possums having a territorial disagreement! In the background you can here the calls of White-throated Nightjar, Southern Boobok and Banjo Frogs.
Other Night Sounds
Other species you might hear at night in the Australian bush:
- Powerful Owl
- Barking Owl
- Southern Boobook
- Lesser Sooty Owl
- Greater Sooty Owl
- Tawny Frogmouth
- Australian Owlet-nightjar
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