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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? 


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

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

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

  4. Cool looking bird and great shot!

  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

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

  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!

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

  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!

  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!!!

  11. Brilliant record and gorgeous photo!