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Malleefowl chick
Title : Malleefowl chick Malleefowl chick
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Date of creation : 1920
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 130 x 80 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

A baby Malleefowl photographed shortly after hatching.

The Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) is found in chiefly in mallee country throughout southern Australia. Its nest is about three metres in diameter and is a large pyramid of sand and gravel. The Malleefowl has been seriously reduced in numbers by land clearing, foxes and human hunters.

Period : 1919-1927
Further reading :
Cayley, Neville W. What bird is that?, Dingley, Vic. : Redwood Editions, 2000
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