mallee hen

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Noun1.mallee hen - adult female mallee fowlmallee hen - adult female mallee fowl    
leipoa, Leipoa ocellata, lowan, mallee fowl - Australian mound bird; incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds
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It will also help to safeguard populations of chuditch and malleefowl in the park.
Bettongs, bandicoots, bilbies, smaller wallabies, native rodents, not to mention innumerable song birds and ground-dwelling birds, such as malleefowl and bush stone curlew, would all have a chance of returning to their previous ranges.
The restoration of this habitat will not only increase the chance of survival for animals such as the malleefowl and the western pygmy possum, whose numbers have declined due to extensive clearing, but will also capture around 100 000 tonnes of carbon.
The clapper rail can sound like an old car engine, while the malleefowl sounds like an accelerating sports car with a manual transmission.