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National Recovery Plan for Malleefowl

Joe Benshemesh
Environment Australia, October 2000
ISBN 0759010072

Note: This publication has been superseded by the National recovery plan for Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) - 2007

APPENDIX II MALLEEFOWL DISTRIBUTION MAPS

Table 1. Numbers of records from various sources used to compile the Malleefowl distribution maps (Figures 1- 4), grouped according to time period. Some records may be reproduced in more than one data source.

 

Total

Undated

Before 1900

1900
-50

1950
-76

1977
-81

1981
-90

After
1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAOU Atlas

1015

0

56

170

304

485

0

0

WA Museum

569

30

24

95

194

52

103

71

NCSSA

466

17

3

8

57

36

82

263

VIC Wildlife Atlas

369

0

11

54

72

130

49

53

Malleefowl Preservation Group

356

0

0

0

5

2

3

346

NSW Wildlife Atlas

325

0

0

1

39

112

103

70

SA Museum

68

0

3

29

6

2

7

21

DEH, SA

63

0

0

2

0

0

1

60

Australian Museum

39

7

21

10

1

0

0

0

CALM, WA

31

0

0

0

0

0

0

31

QLD Museum

3

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

Other*

60

0

8

22

7

2

4

17

Total

3364

54

126

393

686

821

352

932

Table 2. Sources of points in Figures 1-4 (undated records in parentheses).

 

Figure:

 

2) WA

 

3) SA & NT

4) NSW & VIC

 

               

RAOU Atlas

1015

 

309

 

342

 

364

 

WA Museum

539

(30)

528

(28)

10

(2)

1

 

VIC wildlife atlas

369

 

0

 

0

 

369

 

NSCSSA

449

(17)

2

 

447

(17)

0

 

Malleefowl Preservation Group

356

 

356

 

0

 

0

 

NSW wildlife atlas

325

 

0

 

0

 

325

 

SA Museum

68

 

3

 

56

 

9

 

DEH, SA

63

 

0

 

63

 

0

 

WA CALM

31

 

31

 

0

 

0

 

Australian Museum

32

 

3

 

5

 

24

(7)

QLD Museum

3

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

Other*

60

 

27

 

31

 

2

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

3310

(54)

1260

(28)

955

(19)

1095

(7)

Current and historical range of Malleefowl across Australia

Figures 5 and 6. Distribution of Malleefowl and extent of clearing in the wheatbelt of WA (Figure 5) and in south eastern Australia (Figure 6) as shown by satellite imagery. The current distribution of Malleefowl (since 1981) is enclosed by solid lines, and the past distribution by dotted lines. Native habitats have mostly been cleared (lighter regions) and within its current range Malleefowl persist mostly in small and often isolated remnants (darker regions), many of which are too small to feature in these images. Landsat MSS mosaic acquired in 1990-1992 (Geoimage & CSIRO Office of Space Science and Applications).

Distribution of Malleefowl (fig. 5)
Distribution of Malleefowl (fig. 6)