Painted Button Quail Warriewood Wetlands

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Subject: Painted Button Quail Warriewood Wetlands
From: "Ricki Coughlan" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 12:04:01 +1100
G'day nature lovers
Just a quick note to let all who might be interested know that the Painted Button-quail is still at the Katoa Close entrance to Warriewood Wetlands. I spent some time observing the bird yesterday with Nic Bishop, Alan McBride, Tony Pallister and another local. It was easily located and photographed. The best technique was to wait for the little fellow to walk right up to you. At times I contemplated switching my camera to "macro"!
This delightful female bird can be located either in the grassy area before the bridge or foraging among the casurina needles on the forest floor just after the little footbridge. It's platelets are everywhere. I guarantee you that you'll never get a better view of this bird unless you get one in the hand.
Happy turnixing
Ricki Coughlan
Sydney, Australia
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