National Malleefowl Recovery Group


This camera has been set up as a collaboration between the National Malleefowl Recovery Team and Zoos SA and is for education. The camera is in the Mallee Habitat exhibit at the Adelaide Zoo. The exhibit houses two Malleefowl as well as numerous other birds that you may see in mallee habitat in the South Australian bush.

These Malleefowl are in captivity but still display characteristics that can be seen in Malleefowl in the wild, they scratch leaves & dig holes with their big feet.

If you have any questions or require more information, please visit our website at: www.nationalmalleefowl.com.au

or email: graeme@nationalmalleefowl.com.au


Malleefowl at Adelaide Zoo laying an egg. Malleefowl eggs weigh approximatly 10% of the birds body weight and average 200 grams. A large chook egg weighs 70 to 80 grams. Malleefowl egg to body weight ratio is second to its relative the Orange Footed Scrub-fowl that lays eggs that are 20% of

Malleefowl at the Adelaide Zoo preening itself and the Kookaburra thinks its funny.