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Juvenile lacks red band
Marshlands, lagoons, floodplains, grassland and dry bushland.
The diet includes wetland plants, insects, invertebrates and small vertebrates such as frogs.
Both sexes build a raised mound of sticks, grass and plant material, in shallow water on an island. The 2 dull white eggs have reddish brown splotches and are incubated by both parents for about 30 days.
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