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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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.
For example, cats and foxes, originally brought by well-meaning settlers from Europe, have decimated many Australian birds, particularly ground-nesters like the malleefowl.