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  • n. Plural form of bilby.


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  • I described pythons chaining across the cooling sands, bilbies emerging from their burrows to feed in the starlight, owls coasting on thermals between the dunes.

    Remote Reader by Carrie Tiffany

  • But by eggs and merchandise, Australians generally mean chocolate eggs and chocolate rabbits and chocolate bilbies and hot cross buns of which I eat only the chocolate or non-fruit variety.

    Pasen « The expat numbat: from AU to NL

  • But how can we make sense of Easter among the menagerie of cutesie animals from chocolate bilbies, wombats and rabbits to milk chocolate footballs and all kinds of eggs?

    [easter] a post for you to skip over

  • Whatever a small child feels about polar bears or chimpanzees or bilbies is, unfortunately irrelevant these days in the face of big business and union interests and their political representatives.

    David Horton: Rattling the cages

  • I also stroked a wallaby/kangaroo/wallaroo - there were loads of them just wandering around freely amongst the visitors which I thought was great - and saw echidnas, emus, cassowaries, a dingo (looked like any other dog!), wombats, Tasmanian devils, quokkas (never heard of them), bilbies (likewise!), flying foxes (great big brown bats), and tiny penguins. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • Luckily, the program has worked, with the population exploding to 42 bilbies.


  • So sometimes there may be the opportunity to stroke the bilbies and echidnas (and watch the latter run off down the corridor at the back), and on others it may be hand-feeding baby wallabies and Thunderbird the emu.


  • SYDNEY: Foraging bilbies and bettongs play a role in conserving Australia's desert plantlife, whereas rabbits contribute to its destruction, according to new research.

    COSMOS magazine - The science of everything

  • The findings show that bilbies (Macrotis lagotis) and bettongs (bettongia lesueur), which are both superficially rabbit-like marsupials, can help green the landscape in arid areas by creating pockets of nutrient-rich soil.

    COSMOS magazine - The science of everything

  • Rabbits are placental mammals and an invasive European species, whilst bilbies and bettongs are an Australian native marsupials.

    COSMOS magazine - The science of everything


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    May 13, 2017

  • Bilbies are never out of work. Being cute is a full-time job.

    May 12, 2017

  • Some of my best friends are lobsters.

    September 1, 2010

  • No definitions are available for bilbies.


    September 1, 2010