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MALLEEFOWL NEST­ING, GLUEPOT RE­SERVE

Australian Geographic - - Wild Australia -

Man­aged by BirdLife Aus­tralia, South Aus­tralia’s Gluepot Re­serve has the na­tion’s largest area of pro­tected mallee scrub­land. Here, 50km north of the town of Waik­erie, male malleefowl cre­ate large mound nests in late spring and early win­ter, into which fe­males de­posit eggs.

The re­serve is also the place to spot the black-eared miner, one of the na­tion’s most en­dan­gered birds, as well as more than 100 other avian species. More info: Call the

Gluepot Re­serve rangers on

08 8892 8600 or visit birdlife.org.au/ visit-us/re­serves/gluepot

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