Common Ringtail Possum

Sounds & Calls

Common Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus)

Common Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus)

The Common Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) is a medium-sized species of possum found in eastern Australia and Tasmania. Feeding mainly on leaves, flowers and fruits, Common Ringtail Possums can be found in a variety of habitats including rainforests, wet eucalypt forests and even urban parks and gardens. Much quieter than it’s larger and noisy cousin, the Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula), the most commonly heard sounds made by the Common Ringtail Possum are soft bird-like chirrups or twitters.

Listen to Common Ringtail Possum Sounds

This video contains examples of the most commonly heard ‘chirrup’ or ‘twitter’ call of the Common Ringtail Possum. The audio in the video was recorded in Royal National Park, NSW, Australia.

Common Ringtail Possum – Typical calls

 SDCY1401b This sample features the typical squeaky chirruping calls of a Common Ringtail Possum. This sample was recorded at night in the Leven Valley, Tasmania.