They are 3 to 4 feet high and 6 feet long. Coloration is yellow-brown with black stripes. When happy, it makes a warbling sound but is otherwise silent. It hunts small marsupials in the blue gum forests of Tasmania, gliding down on them using its vestigial wings. Its young are raised in a treetop lair, with the chicks being born live, unlike those of the Marsupial Dragon. Its pouch is on its back. They keep track of each other by noting the position of their stripy tails.