Forde - Crakes, rails etc

To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Subject: Forde - Crakes, rails etc
From: Marnix Zwankhuizen <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 13:19:34 +1100
Thanks Geoffrey. Bird 1 does look like the immature bird I saw.


On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 1:09 PM, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

Marnix  -  Yes, in the below 1 is a juvenile  -  rather older than 4 weeks according to the info in HANZAB, and so would yours be if it had 'red eyes and legs'.  2-4 are adults.  Bird 4, the presumed parent of 1, has the very bright legs that you see occasionally.  The white chin of the juv is quite difficult to see and is just visible on 1 and brought out a little more in the inset in the violet-framed box.



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From: Marnix Zwankhuizen [
Sent: Saturday, 18 January 2014 10:16 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Forde - Crakes, rails etc


Hi All


Seen this morning along the creek under the bridge at the end of my street:


- Spotted Crake (2)

- Spotless Crake (1); sub-adult?: overall dark brown instead of sooty, with white chin, red eyes and legs.

- Buff-banded Rail (1)


Also several Superb Parrots at both Forde and Yerrabi Ponds.





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