Malleefowl Leipoa ocellata


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Benshemesh, J. 2007. National recovery plan for Malleefowl. Department for Environment and Heritage, South Australia.

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Frith, H. J. 1959. Breeding of the Mallee Fowl, Leipoa ocellata Gould (Megapodiidae). CSIRO Wildlife Research 4: 31-60.

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Garnett, S. T.; Crowley, G. M. 2000. The action plan for Australian birds 2000. Environment Australia, Canberra.

Harlen, R.; Priddel, D. 1996. Potential food resources available to malleefowl Leipoa ocellata in marginal mallee lands during drought. Australian Journal of Ecology 21: 418-428.

Orsini, J. P.; Hall, G. 1995. The Malleefowl Preservation Group in Western Australia: a case study in community participation. In: Saunders, D.A.; Craig, J.L.; Mattiske, E.M. (ed.), The role of networks, pp. 517-522. Surrey Beatty, Chipping Norton, Australia.

Priddel, D.; Wheeler, R. 1997. Efficacy of fox control in reducing the mortality of released captive-reared Malleefowl, Leipoa ocellata. Wildlife Research 24: 469-482.

Priddel, D.; Wheeler, R.; Copley, P. 2007. Does the integrity or structure of mallee habitat influence the degree of fox predation on Malleefowl? Emu 107(2): 100-107.

Robinson, A.C.; Casperson, K.D.; Copley, P. B. 1990. Breeding records of Malleefowl Leipoa ocellata and Scarlet-chested Parrots Neophema splendida within the Yellabinna wilderness area, South Australia. South Australian Ornithologist 31(1): 8-12.

Short, J. 2004. Conservation of the Malleefowl: are there lessons from the successful conservation of native mammals by intensive fox control? Proceedings of the National Malleefowl Forum 2004.

Wheeler, R. and Priddel, D. 2009. The impact of introduced predators on two threatened prey species: a case study from western New South Wales. Ecological Management and Restoration 10: S117-S123.

Further resources

IUCN SSC Galliformes Specialist Group

Australian Govt - Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000 - Recovery Outline

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BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Leipoa ocellata. Downloaded from on 10/07/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 10/07/2020.