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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Malleefowl - whoa?!

Malleefowl, Mallee

Goodness me! I saw 14 of these on Monday night after I got an email telling me that there had been sightings of 50+ Malleefowl feeding close to a road. This is very unusual. It was so bizarre seeing so many of an endangered species in such a small space and time.

I guess this is what they mean by locally common!

I was a bit early for them when I first drove to the spot and I started going a bit crazy - how far from the road are they? are all those Common Bronzewings actually mini Malleefowl? 

13 comments:

  1. A great sighting - you were very fortunate to see so many all together.

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  2. Hi !
    thank you for visiting us on "Les Fous du Cap".
    You are welcome to our seaside ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  3. Nice bird and a great photo!
    Happy WBW!

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  4. Cool looking bird and great shot!

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  5. Great pictures - do you think that these birds were well developed chicks? The head has a "chick" look to it. But my experience of Malleefowl is limited to one bird for about 30 minutes!!

    Cheers and thanks for posting to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  6. Great capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. What a fun find! I have never heard of these before but I do know the thrill of finding an unusual bird. I bet you are very pleased!

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  8. Great shot of a species I've never seen. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. I think it's wonderful you were actually able to see and photograph one. Often you might hear they are somewhere only to arrive and not see one.
    Nice capture!

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  10. That is amazing to see that number of an endangered bird -- how lucky for you (and for us) that you found them. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  11. Brilliant record and gorgeous photo!

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