Whimpey's Malleefowl

Chris Higgins

Presented without comment: "In the desert, not only is mound-building incredibly difficult, but the bird population is incredibly sparse...and a mate is hard to find. Laid-up after an industrial accident, former motor mechanic Whimpey Reicheldt became a self-taught naturalist."

Sadly, the clip is so short, we don't find out much about Whimpey or his Malleefowl. You can learn a bit more about these animals in this video. Both videos are excerpts from the documentary Men and their Megapodes, which I couldn't find a full version of online -- if you can, please post a link!

For a bit more footage of Malleefowls, check out this pair building a mound.