Juvenile Nankeen Night-Herons on the Molonglo

To: Martin Butterfield <>
Subject: Juvenile Nankeen Night-Herons on the Molonglo
From: Denise Kay <>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2017 22:38:33 +0000

This young one was at Giralang pond 2013 in July

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On 5 Feb 2017, at 3:11 pm, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:

Looking at the 'Movements' section for this species in HANZAB the first words are "Poorly understood" which are I think HANZAB-speak for "Anyone gotta grant for a post-doc?".  However they specifically mention "dispersive movement from drying swamps of Murray- Darling...." and give other examples of birds moving from Victoria to Darwin and birds turning up in NZ and Christmas Island.

So my guess is they've a good breeding season out West, the cornucopia out there is running a tad empty and they've heard of the bounty out this way.


On 5 February 2017 at 14:28, Christine <> wrote:
Apparently there are still two at Jerra Wetlands this morning, and I came across two more at West Belconnen Ponds. Where are they coming from? Where are their parents?

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