Mystery Bird + Brown Quail

To: pardalote <>
Subject: Mystery Bird + Brown Quail
From: Daryl King <>
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:52:41 +1000
Hi Matt
Another possibility: Little Grassbird.  There were several pairs breeding out there last season.

On 9/07/2012 4:37 PM, pardalote wrote:
Hi All

I went birding around the Dunlop ponds with my friend, Julian, today.  We saw some brown quails near Jarramlee pond, but when we were at Fassifern pond, we flushed a tiny bird with next-to-no tail.  It was rather furtive, so we never got a good view of the little guy.  As soon as we thought we had found him, he flew away into another clump of reeds.
We were wondering if anyone knows of any small water birds with a stumpy tail.  Unfortunately, that's all the information we have on this guy.

Thanks, Matt.

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