Please Identify This Bird For Me

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clif2
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Please Identify This Bird For Me

I can't seem to get a match for this Bird, I am Thinking some kind of Grassbird but I really don't know.

Help appreciated  Shane

pacman
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I beleive that it is a Tawny Grassbird

my photo attached, hope that helps

Peter

clif2
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Thanks Pacman that would be the one by the look of it.

Regards Shane

Regards

               Shane

emails4us@hotma...
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I saw this small bird walking along the waters edge at the Narrows in Mallacoota, Victoria. It was pecking at things on it's journey, and walked within 20cm of me. The body was the size of a grapefruit. Curved beak. Grey/pink toes. Top feathers patterned like fish scales. Bottom half of body speckled. I couldn't discern any wings, and it scurried away when I startled it.

pacman
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Buff-banded Rail

Peter

Steven.McBride
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The bill appears to be long, possibly a Lewin's Rail?

emails4us@hotma...
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Getting close. Thanks for the suggestions.

Yes, bill is long and curved. No colouring on the head though, so doubt it's a lewin's rail. Also, patterns on feathers aren't quite right. Will try to upload a second photo.

Steven.McBride
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juvenile Lewin's Rail?

emails4us@hotma...
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That makes sense I guess.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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