Hydromys chrysogaster

4 Rakali or Water Rat at Fyshwick, ACT

Hydromys chrysogaster at Fyshwick, ACT - 26 Jul 2023
Hydromys chrysogaster at Fyshwick, ACT - 26 Jul 2023
Hydromys chrysogaster at Fyshwick, ACT - 26 Jul 2023
Hydromys chrysogaster at Fyshwick, ACT - 26 Jul 2023
Hydromys chrysogaster at Fyshwick, ACT - 26 Jul 2023
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Identification history

Hydromys chrysogaster 28 Jul 2023 michaelb
Hydromys chrysogaster 27 Jul 2023 CarbonAI
Hydromys chrysogaster 27 Jul 2023 RodDeb

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seen feeding on the remains of what looked to be an Australian White Ibis also seen preening after each feeding session, watched it for about 45 minutes. Never been able to watch one for so long sure is a beautiful Rakali.

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Waterwatch wrote:
   27 Jul 2023
Great photos! Particularly like the last one where it's covering its eyes!
RodDeb wrote:
   27 Jul 2023
@Waterwatch Thank you very much.

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Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Fyshwick, ACT - 23 Apr 2023 by JimL
Stictonetta naevosa (Freckled Duck) at Fyshwick, ACT - 9 Apr 2023 by TomW
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Stictonetta naevosa (Freckled Duck) at Fyshwick, ACT - 8 Apr 2023 by patrickcox
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Fyshwick, ACT - 8 Apr 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Haliaeetus leucogaster (White-bellied Sea-Eagle) at Fyshwick, ACT - 5 Apr 2023 by RodDeb
Hydromys chrysogaster (Rakali or Water Rat) at Fyshwick, ACT - 5 Apr 2023 by RodDeb

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  • 26 Jul 2023 01:56 PM Recorded on
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