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Malleefowl mounds are not all the same
A mound long past its 'use-by' date.
A healthy, active mound.
A large, active mound.
A baby mound.
Mounds are popular places for other animals, such as kangaroos. Note all the kangaroo tracks.
Some 'mounds' are so flat they can be hard to see.
A very sandy mound.
A mound surrounded by ground litter.
A mound in recently burnt scrubland. It will be many years before there is enough ground litter for nesting purposes.
Plenty of old litter in and around a mound.
A mound surrounded by shrubs. Even shrubs on a mound will not necessarily deter the Malleefowls.
Sandy soil is easiest, but mounds are also built in stony areas.
An inactive mound. The mounds of many Malleefowl, particularly those of older birds, are neat and symmetrical.
A neat, active mound.
Triodia (Porcupine Grass) growing on an old mound.
New growth on an old mound after fire in the mid 1990's.
Shrubs growing inside an old mound.
A mound full of litter.
Some mounds can be very hard to spot.
A Malleefowl on an active mound. Note the excellent camouflage.
A mound surrounded by broombrush.
A well formed, circular, sandy mound.
Lots of herbs growing around a sandy mound.
A very sandy, active mound.