DeerCervus unicolor

Sambar at Batemans Bay, NSW

Cervus unicolor at Batemans Bay, NSW - 6 Oct 2017

Identification history

Deer Cervus unicolor 7 Oct 2017 JackieMiles1K

Author's notes

Ringbarking of a small Myoporum acuminatum by antler rubbing, around the edge of a mangrove filled bay in Clyde River NP. I can't be positive it was a Sambar rather than Red of Fallow Deer, but it seems the most likely species. Also found browsed Muttonwood saplings and some deer scat.


libbyh402 wrote:
   8 Oct 2017
At first I was looking for the deer and thought it must be well camouflaged.
I was wondering about putting up records of the Glossy black feeding marks on the Melaleucas, but we didn't really discuss how best to do this on the NatureMapr platform.
JackieMiles1K wrote:
   9 Oct 2017
Hi Libby, Yeah, very well camouflaged. I doubt one would hang around if I was that close! And re the cockies, that's yellow-tailed blacks that gouge the grubs out of the melaleucas, and glossies that leave the chewed casuarina cones. I say whack up either of them as sightings, as they are both pretty conclusive evidence of the presence of the respective cockies.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 6 Oct 2017 Recorded on
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