We report the occurrence of a female Australian Painted Snipe Rostratula australis on 31 Mar 2012 at Coondiner Pool, 70 km from Newman in the Pilbara region of NW Australia, an area for which there are very few previous records. We discuss the status of this poorly-known endangered species and the circumstances under which it is occasionally recorded in the Pilbara region, far from its core range in SE Australia.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Wader Study Group Bulletin|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
Knuckey, C., Trainor, C., Firth, R., Sansom, J., & Trainor, J. (2013). A record of the Endangered Australian Painted Snipe Rostratula australis (Gould, 1838) in the Fortescue valley, Pilbara region. Wader Study Group Bulletin, 120(1), 11-14.