Pale-vented Bush-hen

Amaurornis moluccana

ML120442321



eBird Checklist S49435634
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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Latitude and Longitude -21.1575, 149.1585 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

The bird in front walked out and saw me, then adopted a head-down, vent/tail-up posture as per the photo, just as the second bird appeared, holding the position largely without moving, for at least 15 seconds. Presumably using its vent/undertail to signal to the other bird, warning of my presence. They then carried on their business, walking straight past me.

Observation details

Bold birds, photographed from the path, calling frequently - unprompted.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 80D
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
f-stop
f/5.0
Focal length
286 mm
Shutter speed
1/250 sec
ISO
800
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
537KB
Dimensions
2048 x 1463

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