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Old Saturday 8th October 2011, 14:37   #1
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Hi and Help! Aussie Birds

Full disclosure: I am not a birder (though I do love birds), but rather, an amateur photographer who recently spent 3 wonderful weeks in Australia, the major part of which was spent in Queensland. I like to know what it is that I am photographing and somehow failed to identify these wonderful creatures after I snapped them. From all the research I've done, I believe that the little guy in front is a plumed whistling duck, but am not sure about all the others. Can someone identify them with certainty. (This photo was taken in the Hastie Swamp).

Many thanks in advance.

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Old Saturday 8th October 2011, 14:50   #2
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Hi Ann and a warm welcome to you on behalf of the Staff and Moderators.

I moved your thread to the ID forum - I'm sure someone will soon help you out.

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All of them seem to be Plumed Whistling-Ducks.

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Indeed they all seem to be the same bird. I would doubt that this species would ever be alone as they are highly sociable from what I've heard.
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Thank you all. How nice to get such a quick response! Relieved to know that my marginally educated guess was correct.

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