Re: Crakes and Rails

Subject: Re: Crakes and Rails
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 11:44:22 +0800

>John Leonard thoughts on the ranking of crakes/rails for shyness was :

>easy to see/abundant/not-shy:
>the gallinules
>Buff-banded Rail
>Baillon's Crake
>medium difficulty/less abundant/more shy:
>Australian Crake
>White-browed Crake
>Lewin's Rail
>Spotless Crake
>Red-necked Crake
>Chestnut Rail

My experience has been :

easy to see/not shy:
the gallinules
White-browed Crake (Kununurra, Fogg Dam, Cairns Croc Farm)
Spotless Crake (Perth, Abrolhos, Oodnadatta Track SA)
Australian Crake (Carnarvon, Melbourne, Oodnadatta Track SA)
Baillon's Crake (Argyle, Broome, Cairns Croc Farm)
Buff-banded Rail (Penguin Island Perth, Qld Islands, Cairns foreshore,
Cairns Croc Farm)
medium difficulty/more shy:
Chestnut Rail (Kimberley)
Bush-hen (Julatten, Daintree)

Red-necked Crake (Julatten, Kuranda, Cape York)
Lewin's Rail (Tasmania)

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