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Buff-banded Rail

Buff-banded Rail (Image ID 46296)
Photographed bySteve Mantle on Mon 26th Apr, 2021 and uploaded on Mon 17th May, 2021 .
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ID46296
CommentTaken late afternoon in a swampy area on the outskirts of Port Macquarie. This bird was crossing a gravel track that bisected a paddock and swamp habitat fed by a local creek. It stopped for a few moments, did a few wing exercises showing off the spotted feathers nicely, before disappearing into the tall grass. I chose this photo because of this unusual behaviour and for the seldom seen view of the gorgeous wing primaries.
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x III
ƒ/8 @560mm 1/1500 ISO800
Prone under camo with gimbal on skimmer pod
LocationPort Macquarie, New South Wales
Keywordsadult, behaviour/display
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