The Fivebough and Tuckerbil swamps in the mid-Murrumbidgee, both Ramsar-listed wetlands that host brolgas
and the very rare Australasian bittern, also benefitted.
In this it was said that Orion was the brolga put into the sky by Baayami after fighting with the emu (when the Sun was created).
She threw it to the East, where it hit a pile of logs, which burst into flames [Parker reported a Euahlayi version where the brolga threw the emu egg up into the sky, where it hit a pile of brush].
Grasslands, studded with termite mounds support Golden Shouldered-parrots while an extensive network of lagoons are home to a wealth of birds including brolgas
, magpie geese and an array of other waterbirds, within a landscape of monsoon rainforest and savannah.
Standing five-feet tall with a wingspan of six feet, brolgas sport light bluish-grey body plumage with contrasting red to orange face, cheeks and throat, and are renowned for their dancing ability, featuring bowing, running, jumping, stick-tossing and wing flapping.
Loss and degradation of its wetland habitats has hit Southern Brolgas hard, and they are also threatened by subdivision, fox predation, incidental poisoning and collisions with utility lines.
Landholder Simon Starr, of the Loddonvale Landcare Group, says that the shallow wetlands that brolgas prefer are also the easiest to drain for agriculture so most have been lost or degraded by salinity.
All the while I observe a pair of brolgas do a bird form of the chicken dance; the golden crispiness of the sunset in the reflection of a lake; and gaze in awe at the massive transformation of a dormant floodplain into a busy wildlife sanctuary.
As a new day dawns across Australia I wake to the sound of ducks, herons" and brolgas, My name is Tegan and I am 12 years old.
We're even starting to see brolgas
poke their heads up, not many, but some.
The brolga set the precedent for the appearance and actions of dancers and also the sound and voice qualities of 'great' singers.
Below, I show how the juxtaposition of the ancestral brolga with dance paraphernalia in Song 1, and with the place Burrunungu[n] in Song 31, draws them into a productive Wodoi/Jun.