Crakes and rails

To: "Gregory Little" <>, <>
Subject: Crakes and rails
From: "Greg" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 18:58:32 +1000
Hi Greg and Denise,

Nocturnal activity is likely to be much more common in Australian birds than is generally known. Shorebirds, for instance, are often active at night but this is also related to tides. Black-necked Storks have been recorded foraging at night and this may be more common than the few records suggest. With crakes and rails nocturnal activity is likely as they are mostly crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk) and there are some records of nocturnal activity, as Denise reports. Their larger relatives, the swamphens and moorhens, are often active at night and appear to move from wetland to wetland under the cover of darkness.

Greg Clancy

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