Lathams snipe in rainforest

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Subject: Lathams snipe in rainforest
From: "Andrew Thelander" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 13:43:59 +1000
Hi folks
On Sunday, I had the unusual sight (I think) of a Lathams snipe keeping company with Eastern yellow robins and whipbirds.  The snipe was feeding along a rocky creek running through a patch of remnant rainforest in the Noosa hinterland.  The patch contains mature trees with a dense canopy and measures about 100m X 30m.  It is surrounded by dairy pastures.  The bird must have traveled along the creek from its more usual habitat and continued into the centre of the rainforest patch.
Reminds me of the fact that the Rainforest Aviary in Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo has a pair of Banded lapwings.  Maybe not so unusual after all??
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