Pairs and small parties occupy tropical freshwater wetlands. Most active in early morning or late afternoon but will forage any time of the day. Common but localised in near coastal wetland areas from around Mackay to eastern Kimberely. Movements poorly understood, at least partly migratory.
The Australian Bird Guide, Peter Menkhorst et al
|Classifications:||Bird, water and shoreline|
|Family:||Gruiformes (Rails, Crakes & Coots)|
|Information sources:||Photo taken at Mt Ossa by Bill McLean|