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Tachybaptus novaehollandiae

9 Australasian Grebe at Gungahlin, ACT

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Tachybaptus novaehollandiae at Gungahlin, ACT - 3 Sep 2020
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae at Gungahlin, ACT - 3 Sep 2020
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae at Gungahlin, ACT - 3 Sep 2020
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae at Gungahlin, ACT - 3 Sep 2020
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae at Gungahlin, ACT - 3 Sep 2020

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Author's notes

At least two eggs. (Presumably) the female sat on the nest while the male was out feeding. As the male approached the female dragged litter to cover the eggs before going out to feed herself. The male didn't actually sit on the nest but kept feeding nearby and periodically checking on the nest until the female returned.

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waltraud wrote:
   18 Sep 2020
Alison, thanks for the great photos and your observation notes.
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Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Sep 2020 by Alison Milton Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Sep 2020 by Alison Milton Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Sep 2020 by Alison Milton Anax papuensis (Australian Emperor) at Gungahlin, ACT - 3 Sep 2020 by Alison Milton Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Jul 2020 by Alison Milton Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Jul 2020 by Alison Milton Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Jul 2020 by Alison Milton Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Jul 2020 by Alison Milton Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Jul 2020 by Alison Milton Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Jul 2020 by Alison Milton Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Gungahlin, ACT - 25 Jan 2020 by Bioparticles Melanozosteria sp. (genus) (A native cockroach) at Gungahlin, ACT - 27 Dec 2019 by Alison Milton Isodontia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp) at Gungahlin, ACT - 27 Dec 2019 by Alison Milton Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Gungahlin, ACT - 27 Dec 2019 by Alison Milton Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Gungahlin, ACT - 27 Dec 2019 by Alison Milton Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Gungahlin, ACT - 28 Oct 2019 by Alison Milton Gallinula tenebrosa (Dusky Moorhen) at Gungahlin, ACT - 13 Sep 2019 by RodDeb Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Gungahlin, ACT - 13 Sep 2019 by RodDeb Aythya australis (Hardhead) at Gungahlin, ACT - 13 Sep 2019 by RodDeb Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Gungahlin, ACT - 13 Sep 2019 by RodDeb Tribonyx ventralis (Black-tailed Native-hen) at Gungahlin, ACT - 12 Sep 2019 by Liam.m Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Gungahlin, ACT - 12 Sep 2019 by Alison Milton Echium plantagineum (Paterson's Curse) at Gungahlin, ACT - 12 Sep 2019 by Alison Milton Cisticola exilis (Golden-headed Cisticola) at Gungahlin, ACT - 12 Sep 2019 by Alison Milton Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Gungahlin, ACT - 12 Sep 2019 by Alison Milton Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Gungahlin, ACT - 1 Sep 2019 by Alison Milton Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Gungahlin, ACT - 1 Sep 2019 by Alison Milton Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Gungahlin, ACT - 1 Sep 2019 by Alison Milton Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Gungahlin, ACT - 3 Mar 2019 by Laserchemisty
Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Sep 2020 by Alison Milton
Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Sep 2020 by Alison Milton
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Sep 2020 by Alison Milton
Anax papuensis (Australian Emperor) at Gungahlin, ACT - 3 Sep 2020 by Alison Milton
Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Jul 2020 by Alison Milton
Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Jul 2020 by Alison Milton
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Jul 2020 by Alison Milton
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Jul 2020 by Alison Milton
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Jul 2020 by Alison Milton
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 Jul 2020 by Alison Milton
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Gungahlin, ACT - 25 Jan 2020 by Bioparticles
Melanozosteria sp. (genus) (A native cockroach) at Gungahlin, ACT - 27 Dec 2019 by Alison Milton
Isodontia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp) at Gungahlin, ACT - 27 Dec 2019 by Alison Milton
Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Gungahlin, ACT - 27 Dec 2019 by Alison Milton
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Gungahlin, ACT - 27 Dec 2019 by Alison Milton
Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Gungahlin, ACT - 28 Oct 2019 by Alison Milton
Gallinula tenebrosa (Dusky Moorhen) at Gungahlin, ACT - 13 Sep 2019 by RodDeb
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Gungahlin, ACT - 13 Sep 2019 by RodDeb
Aythya australis (Hardhead) at Gungahlin, ACT - 13 Sep 2019 by RodDeb
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Gungahlin, ACT - 13 Sep 2019 by RodDeb
Tribonyx ventralis (Black-tailed Native-hen) at Gungahlin, ACT - 12 Sep 2019 by Liam.m
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Gungahlin, ACT - 12 Sep 2019 by Alison Milton
Echium plantagineum (Paterson's Curse) at Gungahlin, ACT - 12 Sep 2019 by Alison Milton
Cisticola exilis (Golden-headed Cisticola) at Gungahlin, ACT - 12 Sep 2019 by Alison Milton
Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Gungahlin, ACT - 12 Sep 2019 by Alison Milton
Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Gungahlin, ACT - 1 Sep 2019 by Alison Milton
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Gungahlin, ACT - 1 Sep 2019 by Alison Milton
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Gungahlin, ACT - 1 Sep 2019 by Alison Milton
Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Gungahlin, ACT - 3 Mar 2019 by Laserchemisty

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.123173-35.186905
  • Altitude 618.4m
  • Places Gungahlin, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • True Nesting site
  • 3 Sep 2020 Recorded on
  • Alison Milton Recorded by
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