Red-necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) (Macropodidae: Kangaroos)
The Red-necked Wallaby is the common large wallaby of forests in southeastern Australia and in Tasmania. The back of the neck is usually reddish brown. Often occurs with Eastern Grey Kangaroos, which are larger and have a black tipped tail. They live as individuals or mother and young rather than in mobs. In the Canberra region the Red-necked Wallaby is common in mountain forests and nearby areas especially to the west of the city.