A record of the Endangered Australian Painted Snipe Rostratula australis (Gould, 1838) in the Fortescue valley, Pilbara region

Chris Knuckey, Colin Trainor, Ronald Firth, James Sansom, John Trainor

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)11-14
    Number of pages4
    JournalWader Study Group Bulletin
    Volume120
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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