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.
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Mammal sounds from the Australian bush:
- Bandicoot, Long-nosed
- Bat, Eastern Tube-nosed
- Devil, Tasmanian
- Flying Foxes
- Glider, Squirrel
- Glider, Sugar
- Glider, Yellow-bellied
- Possum, Common Brushtail
- Possum, Common Ringtail
- Possum, Short-eared Brushtail
- Wombat, Common