2x Waterbirds and a Gerrygone?

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RogerM
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2x Waterbirds and a Gerrygone?

Found two new waterbirds nearby today, (new to me I mean).
First one is some sort of brown duck. Couldn't find anything like it on BIB website. We normally only have Aus. Woodducks around here.

Next waterbird looks like a pied or little pied cormorant?


Last photos were in the same place as the cormorant, but looks maybe like one of the Gerrygones?



Can anyone help?

Tazrandus
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1. Female chestnit teal (? could be grey teal but it lacks the white throat)
2/3/4. Little pied cormorant. It has white above and in front of its eyes and lacks the black stripe on its leg pied cormorants have
5/6. Little Grassbird
7. Australian Reed-Warbler
Generally, small birds found in those types of reeds are either grassbirds or reed-warblers. Gerygones tend to have plainer plumage, black bills (when mature), shorter tails and more distinctive white "eyebrow"

By the way, great shots and a great variety of birds, Roger :) Especially with the grassbirds and reed-warbler - they never keep still!

Taz

Tazrandus
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Typo: Female chestnut* teal

Taz

RogerM
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What a very thorough answer! Very much appreciated.
(I am sort 'collecting' photos of species in my area, but I don't like saving the photos with the wrong name on them.)
Over the past few days I have found several birds new to me so your help (and Holly, Elle, Scott, Woko and others!).
I will post a set of my new ones under "Best Photos" in a minute should you be interested.

Tazrandus
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No worries, happy to help :)

Taz

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