Bilby (Macrotis lagotis) is an underground dwelling marsupial with a backward-facing pouch to keep dirt and debris out. It is also referred to as the dalgyte, pinkie, or "rabbit-eared bandicoot". Bilbies live in arid areas of central Australia.
The Bilby (Macrotis lagotis) is a medium size marsupial found in Western Australia and the Northern territory, with some colonies in Queensland. They are omnivores with a distinctive long snout and large ears.
The Bilby: Not a rabbit, the very cute bilby is a nocturnal, burrowing marsupial which lives in dry areas of central Australia. Recognized as an endangered species, there has been success in rallying recovery by promoting the 'Easter Bilby'.
Bilbies are desert-dwelling marsupial omnivores; they are members of the order Peramelemorphia. Before European colonisation of Australia, there were two species. One became extinct in the the other survives but remains endangered.