Rare footage of malleefowl chick emerging from its nest mound

The malleefowl is one of Australia’s only ground-dwelling birds. Here, watch a chick emerge from a nest.
By Australian Geographic May 5, 2021 Reading Time: < 1 Print this page

Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management captured this incredible footage of an elusive malleefowl chick emerging from its nest mound.

The chicks hatch inside the mound and use their strength to dig through a metre of soil to reach the surface, which can take hours.