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.