General Description

Head and neck grey, wings mottled grey-black and brown, underparts dull white. Black stripe down the front of the neck. Body up to 60 cm long.


Malleefowls build nests in sandy soil. The nest consists of a mound up to 1 m high and 4 m wide. When the young hatch, they push their way to the surface, which can take several hours. From then on they are totally independent.


Southern mainland Australia.


Mallee and nearby scrub areas.

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