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1 Baillon's Crake at Mogo, NSW

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Porzana (Porzana) pusilla at Mogo, NSW - 11 Oct 2017
Porzana (Porzana) pusilla at Mogo, NSW - 11 Oct 2017
Porzana (Porzana) pusilla at Mogo, NSW - 11 Oct 2017
Porzana (Porzana) pusilla at Mogo, NSW - 11 Oct 2017
Porzana (Porzana) pusilla at Mogo, NSW - 11 Oct 2017

Identification history

Water & Shore bird Porzana (Porzana) pusilla 15 Oct 2017 LeoBulk Reporter - Leo has reported over 100 sightings!
Water & Shore bird Porzana (Porzana) pusilla 14 Oct 2017 MaxCampbellUltra Reporter - MaxCampbell has reported over 500 sightings!
Unidentified 14 Oct 2017 roymcd

Author's notes

Also flushed a Latham's Snipe but didn't manage a photo.

3 comments

   15 Oct 2017
Hi Leo, I've been poring through my various field guides on this one and I still think they give the nod to Baillons Crake. In particular the photo (pg132) of a Baillons crake in "Birds of Australia" (A photographic guide) looks exactly like this sighting. The distinguishing features I see are: 1 - No red spot at the base of the bill (as in Aus Spotted). 2 - No white spotting on the back and extending down into the grey on the flanks (as in Aus Spotted). 3 - The rufous coloration on the back and neck extends down over the shoulder on the sighting photos (especially noticeable in photo 3) as in Baillons Crake. If it is a Baillons Crake then I'd think it's probably a female as there is no prominant rufous eye stripe.
   15 Oct 2017
I'm not familiar with Spotted but I would have thought this was Baillon's as well
LeoBulk Reporter - Leo has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   15 Oct 2017
Fair enough Max. I've had a closer look and studied my new Australian Bird Guide and agree it looks more like a female Baillon's Crake.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 150.162230-35.754375
  • Locations Mogo, NSW

Species information

  • Not sensitive
  • Rare Native

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • roymcd Recorded by
  • 11 Oct 2017 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
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