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Himantopus leucocephalus

4 Pied Stilt at suppressed

Himantopus leucocephalus at suppressed - 19 Nov 2020
Himantopus leucocephalus at suppressed - 19 Nov 2020
Himantopus leucocephalus at suppressed - 19 Nov 2020
Himantopus leucocephalus at suppressed - 19 Nov 2020
Himantopus leucocephalus at suppressed - 19 Nov 2020
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Identification history

Himantopus leucocephalus 19 Nov 2020 Liam.m
Himantopus leucocephalus 19 Nov 2020 RodDeb

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Significant sighting

michaelb noted:
20 Nov 2020

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Author's notes

Pair with at least 3 chicks plus the other 2 pairs of adults

6 comments

Liam.m wrote:
   19 Nov 2020
So cute, first breeding record in ACT?
RodDeb wrote:
   19 Nov 2020
yes so little and cute, have chatted to a few other COG members including Shorty, Steve W. and Lyndon and it sounds like it is the first breeding record in the ACT.
Christine wrote:
   19 Nov 2020
And also noted in Shorty's sighting 4353062 of the nest, so it looks like incubation took about 26 days. Literature says that they usually nest in small colonies, and it seems there may be two more nests nearby, so hopefully more little cuties arriving soon :)
natureguy wrote:
   19 Nov 2020
Yes, according to COG this species is an "Uncommon non-breeding visitor", and there are no records on the breeding map. I was also under the assumption that this species had not bred in the ACT before.
rawshorty wrote:
   19 Nov 2020
I have been informed by expert opinions during my research for my note for CBN that this is indeed a first breeding record for the ACT.
Liam.m wrote:
   19 Nov 2020
Ok thanks everyone :)

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 9 Abundance
  • 19 Nov 2020 10:03 PM Recorded on
  • RodDeb Recorded by

Additional information

  • True Nesting site
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