help with id pls

To: "'Vivien'" <>, "'canberra birds chat'" <>
Subject: help with id pls
From: "Mark Clayton" <>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 12:34:27 +1100

Hi Vivien,


Your bird is indeed a Hoary-headed Grebe in full breeding plumage. However I would like to query your Pied Cormorant record. Are you sure you don’t mean Little Pied Cormorant as the Pied is relatively uncommon in the ACT and is usually only found on the larger water bodies locally whereas the Little Pied can be found on quite small areas of water such as farm dams.






From: Vivien [
Sent: Sunday, 24 January 2010 12:16 PM
To: canberra birds chat
Subject: [canberrabirds] help with id pls


I was out at West Belconnen Ponds this morning.  Very pleasant.  I saw 1 Pelican, several black pacific and wood ducks, couple of pied cormorant, Australsian Grebe, 2 black fronted dotterel, 1 female musk duck, uerasian coote with young.  I need help with ID for the other photo... is it a hoary headed Grebe or a young Australasian?

In the bush at the side of the lake, several Magpie lark and at least 2 young, 2 Willie wagtail with young, White naped honey eater 4, lots od Superb fairy wrens and some welcome swallows.



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