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Hydromys chrysogaster

Rakali or Water Rat at Commonwealth & Kings Parks

Hydromys chrysogaster at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 22 Jun 2019
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Identification history

Hydromys chrysogaster 28 Jun 2019 michaelb
Hydromys chrysogaster 27 Jun 2019 DGalwey

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Author's notes

Rakali was in the distance so photo is not clear, but rakali was observed swimming from one bank to the other. I have observed and reported rakali at Lake Burley Griffin in the past. This one was on the other side of the causeway between Nerang Pool and LBG.

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Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 8 Mar 2019 by JanetRussell
Artamus cyanopterus (Dusky Woodswallow) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 13 Jan 2019 by JanetRussell
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 25 Nov 2018 by RodDeb
Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 18 Oct 2018 by JanetRussell
Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian Pelican) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 18 Jul 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian Pelican) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 6 Jul 2018 by JanetRussell
Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian Pelican) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 6 Jul 2018 by JanetRussell
Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 22 Apr 2018 by SodaSav
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 25 Jan 2018 by DonLimn
Gallinula tenebrosa (Dusky Moorhen) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 1 Oct 2017 by Quantumcat
Porphyrio melanotus (Australasian Swamphen) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 1 Oct 2017 by Quantumcat
Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 2 Feb 2017 by JanetRussell
Typha sp. (Cumbungi) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 2 Feb 2017 by JanetRussell
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 17 Sep 2016 by michaelb
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Gazania linearis (Gazania) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 8 Jul 2015 by michaelb
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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 22 Jun 2019 03:19 PM Recorded on
  • DGalwey Recorded by

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