Sounds & Calls
In the south-east of their range, Squirrel Glider populations have declined as a result of habitat loss and fragmentation. This species relies on mature trees with suitable nesting hollows for breeding.
Although less vocal than Sugar Gliders, Squirrel Gliders do make a variety of sounds including nasal grunts and gurgling. Listen to some examples below:
Listen to Squirrel Glider Sounds
The audio in the video spectrogram below features the typical nasal grunting calls of a Squirrel Glider. Recorded in Benarkin State Forest, Queensland.
Squirrel Glider Nasal Grunt Call
SD584 The commonly-heard nasal grunt call. Recorded in Benarkin State Forest, Queensland.
Squirrel Glider Nasal Grunt Variation Call
XC151592 This second sample is a higher-pitched variation of the nasal grunt call. Recorded on the edge of the Normanby River in Lakefield National Park, Queensland. On this sample you can also hear Australian Wood Frogs and a Papuan Frogmouth in the background.
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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