Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata)

Malleefowl are members of the megapodiidae family along with other Australian “mound builders” such as the Orange-footed Scrubfowl and the Australian Brush-turkey. These birds are known for their nesting behaviour that includes the construction of large mounds of vegetation and dirt (see photo below) in which the female places its eggs. In thick, remnant vegetation […]

Small Mammals and Pads

Dunnart species are notoriously difficult to differientiate in the field. In the Pilbara and Murchison regions there is evident and theoretical overlap between numerous species such as: Stripe-faced Dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura); Fat-tailed Dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata); Hairy-footed Dunnart (Sminthopsis ┬áhirtipes); Lesser Hairy-footed Dunnart (Sminthopsis youngsoni); Ooldea Dunnart (Sminthopsis ooldea); and Long-tailed Dunnart (Sminthopsis longicaudata). To determine […]