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Scientific Name: Pedionomus torquatus
Plains Wanderer, just like many Australian native birds which live on or
near the ground are no longer common. Its the only representative of its
family. They have been found in Victoria
and southern New South Wales, but it was only once.
Plain Wanderer looks like a quail-like ground bird and is relatively
small. Its length measures 15-19 cm (6-8 inches) long. Male wanderer has
light brown colour above and fawn white underparts and black highlights.
The areas in which
they like to live most are usually in farming lands. When farmers
cleared land for wheat-growing or ran sheep and cattle on their farms
the habitat of the birds disappeared.
The only way for the birds to survive is to set aside the suitable lands
for them to live to.
One of the main factor that threatened the existence of plains wandered
is the conversion of their habitat to cultivation for agricultural