Malleefowl are making a comeback on the EP

October 24, 2023 12:29 pm in by
Photo: Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board via Facebook

Malleefowl are making a comeback, with breeding activity recorded at Munyaroo Conservation Park for the first time in ten years.

During the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board’s annual monitoring, five active nests were found and evidence of Malleefowl were found at another four locations.

This is the first record of nesting activity since 2013, when one active mound was recorded.

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They believe the return of the threatened bird could be due to higher than average winter rainfall and the efforts of local ecologists at Secret Rocks controlling feral goats, foxes and cats.