Long-nosed Bandicoot

Long-nosed Bandicoot (Perameles nasuta)

Long-nosed Bandicoot (Perameles nasuta) Photo credit: Uwe Bergwitz / shutterstock.com

The Long-nosed Bandicoot (Perameles nasuta) is medium-sized marsupial found in heaths, forests and woodlands in eastern Australia. Most active at night, Long-nosed Bandicoots forage by digging for invertebrates, plant roots and fungi and often leave behind characteristic conical shaped holes in the ground.

The most commonly heard sound made by Long-nosed Bandicoots is a loud squeak call which sounds a bit like a child’s toy! These squeak calls are often given when disturbed or alarmed, but I have also heard these sounds being used intermittently by foraging bandicoots. Other bandicoot calls that have been documented include chuffing sounds and shrieks.

Listen to Long-nosed Bandicoot Calls

The audio in the video below features the sounds of a Long-nosed Bandicoot scurrying by the microphones and making a squeak call on its way past. This is followed by other squeak calls in the background and some very soft calls and sniffing in the foreground. Recorded in Barrington Tops National Park, NSW, Australia.

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