GALLERY: Threatened birds of the Mallee Region
The Mallee region of Australia that covers parts of NSW, Victoria and South Australia is a hard place for birds to live.
In May 2014, a number of wildfires wiped out large tracts of habitat for nationally threatened Mallee bird species, resulting in the loss of key populations of the already endangered Mallee Emu-wren and the Black-eared Miner. The Western Whipbird, Red-lored Whistler, Regent Parrot and Mallee Fowl have all since been deemed ‘highly threatened’.
Now, the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife are raising money for a Conservation Action Plan that will help preserve these beautiful birds, particularly in the five National Parks found in the Mallee. You can donate HERE.
Photo credit: Max Hertford