North Queensland Naturalist 49: 78-83

Abstract

Faecal samples from three Eastern Blue-tongued Skinks, Tiliqua scincoides scincoides, from north Queensland’s Wet Tropics region consisted exclusively of fruits of the Red Leaf Fig Tree, Ficus congesta, adding to the broad range of food items consumed by this omnivorous skink. Time-lapse photography over a two-month period showed that a particular F. congesta tree was visited repeatedly when in fruit by six individual skinks, which consumed fallen fruit, as well as fruit attached to the stems and racemes.