The story goes that a truck carrying canola seed was trailing a line of seed
along about 8-10km of this road about two months ago. The Malleefowl were
attracted to this seed, partly because some of their habitat had been damaged
by fire, and partly because they just like the seed, I guess. Apparently there
has been some road kill - the locals are good and travel slowly along the road,
but others not not. There are large warning signs that have been erected at
either end of the strip, supplemented by many hand-painted signs along the way.
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On 07/04/2013, at 12:51 AM, Chris Corben <> wrote:
> Hi all - I didn't follow this thread as closely as I would have liked.
> Has there been any discussion of what sort of extreme stress is causing this
> behaviour? Are they getting killed by vehicles? Why is it happening?
> Cheers, Chris.
> On 04/06/2013 04:39 AM, Paul Dodd wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Ruth and I have just seen 36 Malleefowl along the Ouyen-Patchewollock Road.
>> Maximum seen at any one time was four, but they were pretty well distributed
>> along several kilometres of the road. Perhaps not as spectacular as the
>> initial sightings, but still an absolutely amazing experience seeing such a
>> rare and cryptic bird in such numbers!
>> Paul Dodd
>> Docklands, Victoria
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