Mallee Fowl

Malleefowl are shy, wary, solitary birds that usually fly only to escape danger or reach a tree to roost in. Although very active, they are seldom seen as they freeze if disturbed, relying on their intricately patterned plumage to render them invisible, or else fade silently and rapidly into the undergrowth . They have many tactics to run away from predators.

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The Mallee Fowl is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

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The mallee fowl are the largest mound builders in Australia. The mound is built by the male from dirt and leaves and sticks from the surrounding mallee forest. The mallee is small type of eucalyptus which is extremely drought resistant. During the breeding season the males will visit their mounds at least once every day. Once all the eggs are laid the female will join in with the care of the mound. More

and mallee fowl, or lowan (Leipoa ocellata), which frequent the mallee, or scrub, vegetation of southern interior Australia. The mallee fowl, the best known of the group, is 65 cm (25.5 inches) long and has white-spotted, light brown plumage. The male builds... * habitation (in galliform (order of birds): Habitat selection and food habits) ... More

The Mallee Fowl is a mound-building bird of Australia that belongs to a small group of birds called Megapods (big-footed birds). About the size of a chicken, the Mallee Fowl is a very busy worker. In the fall of the year the father begins to dig a hole about three feet deep. He usually digs the hole by himself using his big feet to scratch out the dirt and sand. More

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books on Mallee fowl, waterbirds, pigeons, kangaroos and the birds of the High Country.Fields of discovery: the CSIRO's long history of environmental ... by Collis, Brad / EcosFrith himself conducted pioneering studies on mallee fowl, ducks, zebra finches and native pigeons and doves and was one of the first proponents of a national park at Kakadu. More

protect the mallee fowl and other endangered animals, and to assist in meeting other conservation objectives. There is limited access is allowed for educational activities by schools and colleges, and research activities which are relevant to the management of the park and compatible with conservation policies are encouraged. It was established in 1977, when the entire 57,969 hectares of the park was purchased by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife. More

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(The Mallee Fowl is a shy bird) (Scientific Name: Leipoa ocellata ) Mallee fowl are the largest mound-building birds in Australia. They use their large feet to build a pile of dirt and sticks, which they use as a nest. They spend most of their time on the ground and are not good flyers. Although a male and female pair for life, these shy birds are mostly seen alone. More

The mallee fowl or malleefowl, Leipoa ocellata, is a large, ground dwelling Australian bird that has an extraordinarily precise method of reproduction. Mallee fowl spend nine to eleven months a year preparing a 3ft by 6ft (1 metre by 2 metre) mound that will act as an incubating nest. The eggs are laid in this nest and covered by soil and vegetation. The decomposing vegetation generates heat to keep the eggs warm. More

Use mallee fowl in a SentenceSee images of mallee fowlSearch mallee fowl on the WebAlso, mallee-fowl. Also called leipoa, lowan. - Origin: 1960–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010. Cite This Source|Link To mallee fowl mallee fowl noun Australian mound bird; incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University. More

Drought impacts on mallee fowl's breeding season Reporter: Michael Sexton KERRY O'BRIEN: There seems no end in sight to the drought that's devastating parts of eastern and southern Australia. Many farmers have already resorted to hand feeding their stock to keep them alive during the dry spell. But it's not only domestic animals that are being affected - native species are also struggling. More

A breeding program focussed on the Mallee Fowl is underway at Western Plains Zoo. In earlier times the Mallee fowl was endemic to areas around the zoo, but recently numbers have declined due to land clearing, loss of habitat and predation by feral animals. Zoo staff hope the release program will boost the numbers of breeding pairs in the wild. Program Transcript Ben Bryant: At the moment our focus here at Western Plains Zoo is the Mallee Fowl. More

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Order : Galliformes
Family : Megapodiidae
Genus : Leipoa
Species : ocellata
Authority : Gould, 1840