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Monday, March 11, 2013

A rare bird encounter-Mallee Fowls

I have only ever seen two Mallee Fowls in the wild many years ago on separate occasions.
I did manage to get two photos of one.
The other flew across the road.
(See pics I have now added to this post taken in 1970's on Old Coach Road at Renmark West.
Dud Foweraker crouching by nest mound.
Pics taken  handheld on Pentax Spotmatic and Soligor 400mm lens. )
Also I have seen their nests active and empty.
Also my father in law had one in his aviary for many years.
I heard an interview about this rare event on the ABC radio one day.
Below is a link and picture.

These signs are on the featured stretch of road

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