Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Photographed at MacKay Botanic Gardens, MacKay, Queensland February 2018
1239                        PALE-VENTED BUSH-HEN                      Amaurornis moluccana 

AUSTRALIA                  732

Also known as Rufous-taied Bush-hen, Rufous-tailed waterhen and just Bush-hen. Found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia and the Solomon Islands. In Australia found in coastal Top End, down east coast from Cape Yourk to about Port Macquarie. Habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest. Very much a skulker.

1 comment:

  1. vivid colours in the beak are a wonderful contrast to the grey feathers - a curious looking fellow