Crace Pond Swamp Rat

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Subject: Crace Pond Swamp Rat
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 07:55:27 +0000

I would think fairly obviously, yes. Though I’d give Con the benefit of the thinking it is a wrong word rather than a wrong identification.


From: Robin Hide [ Sent: Friday, 15 July, 2016 4:38 PM      To: Con Boekel; canberrabirds chatline
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Crace Pond Swamp Rat



isn’t that a Water Rat - (Hydromys chrysogaster)?





-----Original Message-----From: Con Boekel [ Sent: Friday, 15 July 2016 4:16 PM        To: canberrabirds chatline
Subject: Crace Pond Swamp Rat


A Swamp Rat can now be seen from time to time swimming around Crace Pond.


When the Coot see it on the surface, they follow it from a distance.


Also present this morning: Coot, Dusky Moorhen, Wood Duck (copulating yesterday), Non-Pacific Black Duck (quite a ferocious fight between two of them this morning), Purple Swamphen.






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