Mallee Emu-wren


Mallee Emu-wrens spend virtually all their lives among clumps of Porcupine Grass. I captured this image after following a pair, occasionally being in a position to take a clear shot. This adult male was momentarily resting while the day’s last few rays of sunlight filtered through the low mallee canopy.

Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, north-western Victoria

Canon EOS 30D, 300mm f2.8, 1.4x TC, 1/200, f6.3, ISO 160

Status: The Mallee Emu-wren is listed as Endangered nationally.

by Chris Tzaros, Victoria