Having spent many years in the mallee I learnt a great respect for these amazing little birds! I have seen many nesting mounds over the years, and was fascinated -so I have an understanding
of their habits, their specialised nesting arrangements and I can totally believe that they have been added to the endangered list -simply because they are ground dwellers and very vulnerable. There are so many predators now -with feral cats and more feral
cats - and of course the human element. If you have never seen a nest or mound ! and if you ever get the chance to go and see our wonderful Mallee Fowl in their natural habitat! I'm sure there are parks where you can go & see them! in
South Australia or Victorian Mallee regions!
REGENT HONEYEATER! (pictured)