Saturday, 4 April 2015

Mallee Emu-Wren: Photo Essay.

Mallee Emu-Wren, a Victorian endemic.

This species is confined to the state of Victoria & is getting increasingly rare, mainly due to threats to its habitat. It is confined to mallee woodland with an understory of spinifex grass. The main threats include:
a) loss of habitat to agriculture & other human inspired land use changes.
b) changes in climate affecting vegetation
c) frequency of burning.

The Australian government have now put a biodiversity action plan in place, to save this species.

This species is incredibly hard to see, so we were lucky that it fell into our notebooks so easily.

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