I like to read this kind of post. Thanks for sharing this, man. Few people are interested in wildlife. I've never had to see white-bellied IRL whips. But they seem nice to me. I have read on guidethepublic.com that these birds make nests close to the ground. This means that Mallee chicks can even be eaten by an Australian spider. It's sad, but it's nature. Maybe that was the main reason they were missing for 40 years. For 40 years, different types of animals atypical for these places have been imported to Australia. This could change the local fauna and the number of species.
I remember back in 1960, fresh out of the immigration camp, Bonnagilla, My father bought a new car, we drove through the Gembrook forest near Dandenong. There was a strange noise which bothered my father. It stopped as soon as he stopped the car. I was in the back, wound down the window and knew what the noise was. I tried to tell my father it was a bird, but I was told to shut up and let his sort it out. This stop start procedure went on for about half an hour. I eventually got bored and told my father to stop the car and wait for 5 minutes and wind down the window.
I Will never forget his blush of embarrassment and anciently he kept quiet for a record of one hour before speaking, a feat he was never been able to repeat.