An awkward one to tick?

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Subject: An awkward one to tick?
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 09:54:56 +1100
A little loose of me;  I should have referred to the (locally) common gallinule G tenebrosa.
Putting together the information in HANZAB and in S Dillon Ripley's 'Rails of the World', I think it quite possible that given its position the nest under urgent construction is a roosting platform for use in adverse weather.  The adult birds already seem to have young a few weeks old.
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