Malibu Lagoon Project Update 9 Oct., plus a Bonus Yellow-legged Tinamou
A Malibu Patch blog of 9 October relates that about one-half of the 70,000 plants have been planted and that California State Parks received a 15-day extension to 31 Oct. to work in the wetland area of the channels in order to finish planting. Dike removal, originally scheduled to begin on 2 Oct. is now planned for 15-17 Oct. They are also hoping for rain, which will benefits the new plants.
This video of a Yellow Legged Tinamou by Gustavo Magnago of Linhares in SE Brazil proves three things: this endangered bird still exists, not all tinamous are boringly brown, and this little bird works hard to make his woo-woo call.
Handbook of Birds of the World (1992) reports this species status as “insufficiently known.” Formerly widespread throughout the Atlantic Forest from NE Brazil to NE Argentina, deforestation and hunting has reduced this bird to hanging on at a few sites, of which Linhares is one. In fact, the Atlantic Forest itself – home to several hundred endemic bird species - is vastly reduced.